It is becoming a common misconception that there is such a thing as a “day of wedding coordinator.” I am here to tell you this does not exist. It should take a wedding planner at least 30 + hours for what I call a DAY OF PACKAGE, so while you may want to lean towards the lowest price planner, a ridiculously low price would tell me this planner is not doing all he/she is supposed to be doing.

A reputable planner starts coordinating the final details of a wedding at least one or two months out. The reason for this is because they have to educate and guide their clients, create timelines and vendor contact lists, contact and coordinate with all vendors, confirm final payments, and go over every little detail with a fine tooth comb to ensure nothing has been overlooked. Planning and logistics takes time so the sooner you hire a planner the better.

Brides who choose a Day of Package are often hands-on type or famously known as the DIY bride. Even the DIY bride needs guidance along the way because if you haven’t ever planned a large event how do you know what you don’t know.

If you hire a wedding planner for a Day of Package  the bride is responsible for doing the majority of her own planning. The planners job is to pull it all together. In order for your planner to do their job – and do it well – she will need to know every detail have you planned. No detail is to small here. After all, It’s all in the details.  A good planner will be asking LOTS of question about your planning, maybe even asking you to fill out some forms, but remember communication is key!

Here are some key questions to ask a wedding planner before you hire them

1. What does your day of services include?

2. How many hours do you estimate your day of services taking?

3. How do you charge for your services?

4. Can you provide 3 references of past clients?

5. How long have you been in business?