A Practical Guide To Amanda & Taylor’s Wedding
Amanda and Taylor didn’t know if they really needed my assistance.
They planned and executed many of the day’s special moments and details. I think they were a little were afraid if they gave up control that I might dominate the day – NEVER!
As a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator, my goal is to be in the background. I’ll be working closely with the vendors, assisting guests and keep the itinerary moving according to plan.
It was Amanda’s mother, Pam, who hired me. She knew that Amanda would likely become overwhelmed and she would be too stressed herself. She also didn’t want the wedding party to have to “work” through the event. I love to work for moms!
With my experience, I easily handle the pressure and ready to jump in to tackle emergencies head-on. When the rings didn’t make it to the best man after photographs and the bride’s bustle broke while dancing…
I jumped into action and resolved the issues without the guests ever knowing there was ever a hiccup in the flow.
Amanda and Taylor got married at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. The Heathman Lodge packages include the venue space, hotel rooms, catering staffed including a bartender. They set up and break down and, my favorite, provided an EASY button. Anytime I needed anything from the Heathman from moving tables or a temperature change, to a special meal plate or storing boxes, I used the call-button, they arrived very quickly!
Full-service venues can make for an easier event!
One of the personalized DIY details included a clever program “pamphlet” called “You’re Going To Sit Through Amanda and Taylor’s Wedding. A practical Guide” which included the schedule of events. Kids received personalized coloring books and they made the photobooth props themselves. In lieu of a guestbook they invited guests to decorate a leaf for their new family tree canvas. The couple wanting the dance floor to be filled throughout the reception, but knowing that high heels and rented dress shoes become unbearable, supplied flip flops in a variety of sizes to anyone in need of ditching their shoes.
Personalized details make weddings more memorable!
Amanda had a vision for the décor and was able to purchase it from an open Facebook group Everything Wedding Related Vancouver. It just so happened that I had worked the wedding where it originated from, confirmed they would deliver and assemble the custom arch. Setting all the table décor was a breeze as I had seen it before. It was an incredible cost saving for this young couple and still perfectly fitting for their big day!
The only other vendor they needed was a talented photographer. They just so happened to have a longtime friend that offered to take their engagement photos. They turned out great! Timothy Paul Photography was hired for wedding and reception coverage. His wife was in the bridal party, so he had an insider to help set up these fun and memorable photos.
Whether you’re a complete “do-it-yourselfer” or need assistance planning a wedding day full of special memories, I would love to hear your story. I can take the pressure off of you (or your mom) and fulfill your vision. A Day-Of Coordinator will allow you focus on your celebration and simply enjoy the festivities with your family and friends.
Contact me for a free consultation and let’s get planning!