There is a lot of misinformation and confusion about the terms "Day of Coordination," "Month of Coordination," and "Event Management." To be honest, I've had the same wedding planning package with all three names at one point, but finally settled on "Event Management." I'll explain why!
We re-named the "Day of Coordination" package to "Event Management" seeing that there are more hours spent prepping for a successful event prior to the wedding than the 10 hours or more worked on the actual wedding day. On the day of the wedding, we are indeed event managers and coordinate a seamless chaos-free wedding day because we have taken the time prior to the day of your wedding to review your planning with a professional eye.
In order to set you up for a successful, well-run event, we start at least around 6-8 weeks in advance. We take time to:
Review all your planning
Read through your contracts with a fine tooth comb
Create a timeline with good flow
Reach out to all your vendors to confirm details and logistics
Have a walkthrough with your vendors at the venue around 6-4 weeks out
Create floor plans & rain plans
Guide you through any last minute changes
Make sure there are no holes in your planning!
Month Of Coordination
There are at least 20-30 hours worked pre-wedding and this begins more than a month out, so you see even the "Month of Coordination" package is not the best description. In order to truly have a full picture of your wedding vision, your preferences, and your priorities, we need to begin working together well before one month in advance.
Plus, starting our working relationship 6-8 weeks out gives us time to adjust anything that we may need to without creating fire drills.
Day Of Coordination
Finally, there really isn't a "Day of Coordination" service. A professional coordinator who knows what it takes to have an event run smoothly would not show up on the day of a wedding and run someone else's timeline and details. There are too many moving parts and too many things to go wrong during an event. You do not want to pass the reins off a few days before the wedding and hope all goes well. If a planner does sell that, WATCH OUT!
About Lovely Day Events
Lovely Day Events is a full service wedding planner based in the heart of Austin, Texas.
We are a team of creative and professional wedding planners, who specialize in planning sophisticated, fun, and highly personal celebrations for our busy and modern clients.
If you would like more information about our Event Management package, hit the button below. We are excited to meet you!