What is a wedding coordinator and do I need one?

Everyone has heard of a wedding planner...thanks to the hit movie "The Wedding Planner" with Jennifer Lopez. But some of you newly engaged couples may have heard the term "day of coordinator" or wedding day management and are not sure what the difference is. Some of you may not even know this priceless service even exists. So the big question (besides the one you just said YES to) is what is this service and do I need it for my wedding day. I have outlined below the services that are provided in my wedding coordination package which are pretty standard amongst other industry planners. Although this service is call "day of" it generally starts months before your big day with several meetings outlining your vendor contracts, creating a cohesive timeline and discussing all the important details you want to run smoothly that day.

•Two face-to-face meetings, to go over wedding details (i.e. design & décor, vendor duties, time-line of activities, vendor negotiations, etc.)

•Create a comprehensive event time schedule for vendors and wedding party

•Provide professional vendor referrals

•Access to consultant for related questions (via phone or email)

•Unlimited recommendations and or suggestions (i.e. creative ideas, budgeting, etiquette, and the like)

•Confirm contracts and timing of events with all vendors

•Direction of the rehearsal

•Coordination of hair design and makeup application through the end of the reception

•Oversee all vendor commitments and make sure they are fulfilled to your standards

•Manage the timing of your events with family, wedding party and guests

•Provide one wedding coordinator assistant

•Allocate the gratuities to vendors if needed

•Use of Bridal Emergency Kit

•Placement of small décor items such as favors, guest book, sweat heart table décor, signage etc.

We assist you in pulling together an itinerary, confirming vendor commitments and double-checking the details, decisions, and services that you have already contracted. Jennifer Tolento Events will be working with the information you give to formulate a master plan for the entire day, so that you can rest assured that the details are in. Because these services are not as extensive as a full planning package that covers all the planning from beginning to end, "Day Of" is a very budget friendly way to attain peace of mind on your wedding day. We give personalized attention, recommending as well as interacting with vendors/caterers and act as a liaison between the Bride, Groom and aforementioned to ensure that every aspect of the wedding is fine-tuned, stress free and enjoyable for all. Consider this service an insurance policy on one of the biggest and most expensive day of your life! For more information on my wedding coordination packages, visit: www.jennifertolentoevents.com/weddingpackages

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