by: Lauren

A few {Thursday Tips} ago I wrote about the differences between a venue coordinator and a wedding coordinator. Today I thought I would touch on the differences between having a wedding planner and having a day-of coordinator.

 {Thursday Tips} Full Planning VS Day Of Coordination via TheELD.com

The professional who handles both of these instances (full planning and day-of coordination) is definitely a wedding planner- that is the profession title. A wedding planner plans full weddings, and a wedding planner also just does wedding day-of coordination. Either way, he or she is a wedding planner- the difference in what they do is in the packages. Most wedding planners do offer different packages (read: different priced packages), which will include different things. The two ends of the spectrum are commonly Full Planning and Day-Of Coordination. I like listing things out, so I just figured I would touch on some of the key points for the two options.

Full Planning:

– This means that your wedding planner will assist you in everything for your wedding: venue selection, vendor selection, dress selection, colors, designing your wedding, etc etc.

– He or she will be available to you to attend meetings and handle vendor appointments and contracts.

– Full wedding planning is often a good selection when you’re just starting out with planning your wedding or having a destination wedding.

– The planner will also of course be there with you on the day of your wedding. He or she will handle anything that arises, make sure vendors arrive for setup, and keep everything running smoothly.

– You can still have a wedding planner and be able to actually plan your wedding. It’s really helpful to know about vendors before you enter unknown territory, and this is one benefit to having a wedding planner that makes it totally worth it. You just let your planner know how involved you want/need him or her to be.

– Basically, with a wedding planner, you have the opportunity to not have much to worry about or do, except say yes or no to things that your planner suggests and provide him or her with your vision, choices, and wants.

 

Day-Of Coordination:

– Day-Of Coordination is really “Month-Of” Coordination, but for some reason the industry hasn’t quite adopted that term yet. Any planner who comes in the day-of or day before your wedding is going to stress you out as the bride because they won’t be fully educated about everything going on with your wedding.

– You plan the majority of your wedding, and then your planner steps in the last month to take over and handle all of the details. He or she will gather all of the information from you about what you’ve planned, and then take over from there. (Some planners do still offer their vendor list or recommendations when you hire them for day-of coordination, it just depends on the person.)

– Your planner will confirm all of your vendors, create a timeline for your wedding, and run your ceremony rehearsal.

– The planner will of course be there at your wedding on the day of as well. He or she will handle anything that arises, make sure vendors arrive for setup, and keep everything running smoothly.

 

There are of course other options in between “full” and “day-of”, but these are just the end of both spectrums. And of course there are also tons and tons of other things that both options entail, but I didn’t want to write a book today. :) Either way, no matter which option you go with, you still have a wedding planner. Whether or not the wedding planner is actually planning your wedding depends on the package that you get. With both options (and all of the other options in between), your stress level on the day of your wedding will be greatly reduced, and hopefully nonexistent!

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by: Lauren

This Seattle wedding from Sarah Rhoads is just gorgeous. Sarah’s style of photography is absolutely and completely her own. I’ve never seen anything else like it- and I see A LOT of photography. And this bride and groom, Jesi and Teddy, are probably two of the happiest people I’ve ever seen. There are hardly any photos that they’re not laughing in! It’s contagious- you’ll be smiling by the time you’re done looking at this wedding!

 

Seattle Wedding by Sarah Rhoads via TheELD.com

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Pretty gorgeous, no? A few vintage elements with a modern color combination= awesome. You can see more photos and find out about the vendors for this wedding {here} on Sarah’s blog. Amazing work Sarah! Thank you for sharing with us!

 



by: Lauren

Wedding Channel is hosting their 2nd Bridal Blog Awards! This time last year I wasn’t blogging yet (be on the lookout for a special blogging anniversary post with free stuff though!), so I of course missed the awards. I guess you can’t win an award for best blog if you don’t have a blog yet. :)

 

Nominate Every Last Detail! via TheELD.com

 

I totally appreciate all of you who read Every Last Detail. I would be SO SO SO much more appreciative if you could go over to the awards site and nominate me for Best Wedding Planning Blog (or whatever other category you want to put ELD into)! All you have to do to nominate is comment on the post at this link. You can also get to the site via the badge on the right sidebar if you’d like.

 

Thank you all for reading, and thank you so much for your support!

 



by: Lauren

As Fall approaches, I’m seeing more brides wanting to use shades of orange, red, and yellow. Usually when you think of those colors, the first thing that comes to mind is Fall. Orange is generally associated with a rustic, Fall themed wedding. But what if you’re a bride who wants to have her wedding in the Fall and use orange, but you don’t want a Fall themed wedding? For you, I present… Orange Done Chic!

 

Inspiration Board: Orange Done Chic via TheELD.com

Row 1: Table, Reception, Place Setting

Row 2: Program, Bouquet, Huppah, Centerpiece

Row 3: Cake, Centerpiece, Table Setting, Lounge

 

Using the right color combinations and details, orange can be incredibly chic and modern. Throw in some yellow, silver, black, white, whatever tickles your fancy. Choosing the right pieces, flowers, and general decor can draw the line between rustic Fall orange and modern chic orange. So see? You don’t have to have a “Fall” wedding to use the color orange!