I work with couples to support them as a Day of Coordinator. Many couples I work with are DIY and using different vendors to carry out specific details, so it is important to have someone to tie all of the pieces together and be available to consult for an overview of the day.
First, I would be available to you as you plan to offer suggestions and to make sure you’re thinking of all of the details that come up so that nothing is left incomplete.
Second, I do a walk-through of the venue with you so that I have a good idea about your vision for the day. This is a great opportunity for me to help predict some of the “little things” that may need additional planning.
Next, a few weeks before your wedding, I will go through all notes and information and develop a first look timeline and will help you to strategize for things that need more planning.
The day before, I will orchestrate your rehearsal to make sure there are no hiccups the next day, At this time, I also collect all last edits or adjustments and work that night to make the final timeline that can be sent to all of your vendors and anyone from your wedding party.
Finally, on the day of your wedding, I will be working and onsite from 10 or 11am through until the end of the reception – about 13 hours. I will bring you and your
party/family lunch and/or snacks and then I am off to the venue to ensure that the final decoration details are completed, all supplies have arrived, and that all vendors are fulfilling the plan.
Throughout the day, I will be the one on the ground to problem solve should anything need a quick change or a new plan. I am there to assist you and your fiancé as well as your family and wedding party. I am also available to help with the chaos of photos and making sure every speech and toast giver is cued and know when they are needed. As a whole, I make sure that your plan is seen through.
Although I do not fold up tables, stack chairs or dismantle lights etc; I stay at the venue through the clean up process to make sure it is all completed. At this time I also pack up your decor or personal items and leftovers for you to make the end of your night easier and smooth. We are the last ones out.
If extra time is needed, the hourly rate becomes $40/hr.
Depending on the level of DIY, a second person may be needed for logistical reasons and/or for cleanup etc. The added fee for a day of assistant is $250
I am happy that I no longer spend my precious free time on errands of all kinds. Laurie is bright and caring, and resourceful. She knows what to do and finds great bargains. She has hired party helpers, brought rented chairs, put together furniture, took care of the dog, sold jewelry and silver, buys groceries and goes to cleaners, arranges airport transportation, arranges housecleaning. I recommend Laurie without reservation.
Laurie was awesome - I called her about picking up a gift from Barnes & Noble and delivering it to a friend, and she had it done within the hour. Would definitely recommend her!
Laurie is simply fantastic! It gave me such peace of mind to know someone was there to take care of my house while I was away.
Food shopping (some things you want from Acme, some things from Trader Joe's, some things from Whole Foods)...handling contractors for odd jobs...pick up dry cleaning, liquor and beer runs, organized our personal files and shredded them... planned a huge 40th birthday party.
I LOVE Laurie! She helps my business run smoothly - whether she's coordinating weddings and special events, or grabbing us last minute items that we always seem to forget, she's on it! She's reliable, down-to-earth and very easy to work with.
I could actually enjoy our own party! She was the glue that made the whole thing work. It seemed she was everywhere, doing whatever it took to make things go smoothly and our guests were wowed. Highly recommended.
Laurie was priceless - she was the one to take on last minutes changes and problems, keeping everyone on schedule, and nudging the photographer, the orchestra, and the caterer to stick to the timeline...All the questions and issues went to her and I could relax and drink in the moment with my daughter, family, and guests without the stress.
Laurie is fun, efficient, proactive, respectful of your wishes and decisive when necessary. Our guests commented that our wedding was without a hitch, paced just right, and easy to enjoy.
Laurie and her staff were fabulous and not only help me organize a realistic timeline for the day, but help make sure that the right people were in the right place at the right time...I had a little wedding guardian angel called Schleppers.
Laurie might be the most organized and confident person I've ever met. All with poise, humor, patience and confidence that pulled it all together and allowed to enjoy the unbridled joy of the day!
From the start, Laurie requested a ton of details...and no detail was missed.