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Don't Mess With The Bride is a one-of-a-kind Wedding Coordinator and Planner. We specialize in DIY Couples with some planning along the way. Want help from Engagement to Happily Ever After? We do that too! Here's what makes us different:

- We offer Male & Female Event Managers. We offer a different, no-drama approach to any bumps in the road. Cool and collected is how we roll.

- Our Emergency Kit includes: a drill, extension cords, wire, rope, plug adaptors, a hammer, glue, duct tape (lots of it) and extra snacks! Most emergencies that we've run into call for one of the above... Bobby Pins and tissues... We can find that too, but more than likely, you've got that covered!

- We offer staff from 1 - 10 folks! If you just want someone to keep you on schedule from your rehearsal to the toasts, we can do that. If you want us to transform a room from ceremony to reception in less than an hour? We can do that too!

- We can boss your friends around. We have no issues telling your friends what to do... To save on budget, just give us several "muscle" and "Finesse" and we'll make Wedding Magic happen!

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$75

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Eco-Friendly
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

2
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Don't Mess with the Bride is highly praised by multiple reviewers for their wedding coordination services. The team, including Will, Kari, Madison, and Rhania, are commended for their professionalism, organization, and attentiveness. They are described as knowledgeable, helpful, and calming, making the wedding planning process less stressful. The reviewers appreciate the inclusive and personalized approach of Don't Mess with the Bride, making it a highly recommended choice for couples planning their big day.

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Don't Mess with the Bride is highly praised by multiple reviewers for their wedding coordination services. The team, including Will, Kari, Madison, and Rhania, are commended for their professionalism, organization, and attentiveness. They are described as knowledgeable, helpful, and calming, making the wedding planning process less stressful. The reviewers appreciate the inclusive and personalized approach of Don't Mess with the Bride, making it a highly recommended choice for couples planning their big day.

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Tania R. Sent on 09/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Worth every penny!

Kari was a PHENOMENAL day-of coordinator. She kept on top of last-minute emails, ensured the day ran smoothly, and even followed up afterwards with observations about which rentals never got delivered. She has a very calming presence, so when she asked me questions, it was always in a way that kept me in a great headspace for the big day. She was patient with and kind to my family, including my cognitively-impaired dad, which meant a lot. I can’t recommend her highly enough! If you are debating booking a day-of coordinator, DO IT, and book Don’t Mess with the Bride. It will make your day so much more enjoyable.
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Sam J. Sent on 12/31/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stress-Free Wedding in the Forest

We booked the Day-Of Coordination (Cedar) package with Will/DMWTB in early June 2023 for our September wedding, and we are SO glad we did! His years of experience were very apparent during our meetings and really helped us clarify priorities - especially vital in the final weeks when everything felt equally urgent. He is both straightforward and kind, a great combination for an overwhelmed couple with a broad range of ideas. He is incredibly organized - his templates and planning documents were clear and detailed, and his communication was excellent, particularly with our other vendors. In fact, multiple vendors reached out to us after our wedding to specifically compliment Will. Maybe most importantly, he got to know us so well in the two short months leading up to our wedding, that we had full confidence in all of the decisions he made on our behalf on the day itself. It was worth every penny to know that we could enjoy our wedding day without any last-minute questions or emergencies, because Will had it fully in hand. We would absolutely recommend him to couples planning their big day!
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Dana C. Sent on 08/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Wedding Planner Who Celebrates Love in All Forms

My partner and I had the privilege of working with Will as our wedding coordinator, and we cannot express enough gratitude for the incredible experience he and his team provided. From day one, Will not only embraced our vision for the wedding but also celebrated the uniqueness of our love, making the entire journey unforgettable.
One of the standout qualities of Will is his unwavering commitment to inclusivity. He made us feel not only welcome but truly celebrated as a same-sex couple. Will approached our wedding with an open mind, ensuring that every detail reflected our story and the love we share.
Will demonstrated a deep understanding of the intricacies that may be unique to same-sex weddings. He approached every aspect of the planning process with respect and sensitivity, ensuring that our preferences were not only acknowledged but celebrated. It was evident that Will valued diversity and understood the importance of creating a wedding that was a true reflection of us.
Rather than adhering to a one-size-fits-all approach, Will took the time to understand our individual preferences and the dynamics of our relationship. He helped craft a wedding experience that was not only stunning but authentically represented who we are as a couple. Will seamlessly integrated elements that celebrated love in all its forms, making our wedding day truly special.
Beyond planning our wedding, Will acted as a subtle advocate for inclusivity within the wedding industry. His commitment to creating an inclusive environment extended beyond our specific event, fostering an atmosphere where all couples, regardless of gender or orientation, could feel seen and celebrated.
In conclusion, if you're searching for a planner who not only understands but wholeheartedly embraces the unique dynamics of same-sex weddings, look no further. Our wedding was a testament to Will's inclusive excellence, and we are forever grateful for the joy and comfort he brought to our special day.
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If you haven't considered "day of" coordination services you might want to chat with Will at Don't Mess with the Bride. He can make things a lot easier and less stressful for the bride, and others, at any type of wedding.

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