What Does a Day-of Wedding Coordinator Do?
Have you ever been to a wedding where it was clear the couple could have used more help? Perhaps things were always running late, there was not enough staff or no one knew what they were doing. This looks bad on the bride and groom, and it definitely is not fun to be a guest at such a wedding watching the chaos. I have been to too many weddings where the couple clearly could have used a little extra help in executing their plans.
Nowadays, with wedding blogs and DIY books readily available, more and more couples are opting to plan their own wedding, but one thing is for sure—you cannot be the bride and groom and coordinate your wedding day!
For couples who have done all the planning for their wedding, a popular service is hiring a Day-Of Coordinator or Month-Of Coordinator to oversee the details.
It is sometimes referred to as “Month-Of” because the wedding coordinator will commence their services about 4 weeks prior to the wedding day. To get familiar with your wedding plans, usually 1-2 meetings are needed to go through the itinerary, take care of last minute details, and what has been discussed with vendors. No matter what the service is called, these meetings are vital to communicate your vision and expectations for your special day. Along with this preparation is having the wedding coordinator present at your wedding rehearsal, so that that everyone is on the same page when it comes to the ceremony.
On the wedding day, the main role of the Day-Of Coordinator is to ensure that your plans are carried out smoothly and to discreetly handle any problems that may arise. This also means you can arrive to a perfectly set up ceremony and reception, since your coordinator will have already arrived in advance to make sure it is set up properly. They are also the liaison with the venue, food manager, decorators, MC, DJ, photographer and parents; they pull the pieces of the puzzle together, ensure that everyone knows about timing (mainly so your food is cooked to perfection)!
We also have Event management with Partial wedding planning and full wedding planning packages available. Events by Parties N All specializes in space transformations, floor plans and event decor.
We also provide our own in-house staff (such as insured/certified bartenders, professional wait staff, captains, coat check and security for all raw spaces if needed. Our beverage director can help you create an amazing cocktail list and all the upport you need to make those arrangements for vemues including raw spaces.
Our event staffing services include event bartenders, event wait staff, event host staff, event setup crews, event clean up crew, event managers and personal chef services. We also have event staffing for vending trucks and any other outdoor event staffing needs.
Our wait staff, servers, captains can work at any type of event - from elaborate weddings to intimate dinners. Whether you are working with a caterer, having your favorite restaurant deliver food, or preparing the meal yourself, our party staff will take care of the details at your event allowing you to enjoy your event like a guest.
The set up crew and party assistants can help you to set up tables, chairs and decoration.
We are dedicated to assuring that your party runs smoothly, handling everything from set-up, serving, to clean-up. In detail this includes: Setting up tables and buffets, preparing the food (making sure everything is hot and ready on time), butlering appetizers, serving the food (whether it's a sit-down dinner or a buffet), and cleaning up. Clean up includes everything from washing dishes, taking trash out to mopping floors, etc. We leave the premise spotless.
We are available to serve, set-up, clean and organize the details of any event. We also have services in catering, event planners, banquet & conference centers, invitation & program designs, centerpieces & favors, linen & dinnerware rentals, and tent & furniture rentals.
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Maura · Married on 03/02/2019
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We used Janeen/Parties N All for our March 2 Brooklyn wedding.Sent on 04/03/2019
In all seriousness, we could not even begin to imagine doing this without Parties N' All. Janeen is a gift from above, I swear. She has a way of helping you get so much doen without you even realizing how many tasks got accomplished until you look at your list and just keep checking. She is on point, knows the exact questions to ask and goes with the flow.
Janeen is personable. Calmed us down when we were confused or overwhelmed, she never pushed us, had great suggestions. She even has things like table numbers and other supplies that can help alleviate stress. She comes from a place of love and you can just tell she truly wants your wedding to be exactly what you imagined. My favorite part, is that Janeen is FIRM. We had small issues with seating and some guests at the wedding. Janeen took charge As a bride, that was everything and it took the stress right off me so I could party. She simply gets it and I'm in awe of all she takes into her control and can accomplish. Seriously, give her a call, she will be your wedding Fairy Godmother!
Gaby · Married on 12/28/2018
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Words can’t even describe how amazing Janeen and her team are! I don’t know what I’ve would have done without them. Janeen is there for you every step of the way. Her and her team are quick to respond and always have a solution. Whatever you have visioned for your wedding day they make it happen. Thank you for being there for nico and I! You guys made the day run so smooth and everything turned out perfect!Sent on 02/20/2019
Julia Mix · Married on 12/08/2018
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If you want a wedding planner who will carry out your vision within your budget AND help you relax during the very stressful planning period, look no further. We had a fantastic experience working with Janeen, Jesse, and the rest of the staff at Parties N' All for our wedding at 26 Bridge this past December. We hired Janeen for 3 months of planning leading up to the wedding. Janeen knows the space so well and also has great relationships with plenty of local vendors. She listened to our wants and stepped in with her expertise to let us know when something would not work (we had a lot of very specific ideas about our wedding), but for everything that we really wanted Janeen figured out a way to make it happen. We had over 200 guests for a ceremony/cocktail hour/reception all in one big space and we simply would not have been able to plan or visualize everything without Janeen guiding us. Janeen is also great at calming nerves and making the couple feel that everything is under control - she is a true professional. She also provided us with waitstaff and a bartender for our rehearsal dinner and they were top notch. Hire Janeen!Sent on 01/11/2019
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