What's Typically Included in Planner/Consultant > Day of Coordinator
- Wedding planner's services on the day of the wedding, for a set number of hours to be worked on the wedding day
- Assistants' help
Additional Cost Items to Look Out For
- Charges associated with pre-wedding meetings. It can be surprising for some couples to find out that there are actually a number of pre-wedding meetings related to Day-Of wedding coordination. They may begin a few months before the wedding, a month out, and a few meetings before the wedding day, depending on the planner's preferences for organizing the couple's wedding details as handed to the planner for execution.
- Cost of planner and assistants to be fed at the reception
- Travel costs
- Feeding your planner and assistants at the rehearsal dinner
- Extra surcharges
- Thank-you card and gift
Why Does It Cost This Much?
Again, a wedding planner's services are ultra-valuable. It can surprise a wedding couple that day-of coordination is not the big budget saver they've heard it is. It's not just the sum of X number of hours working on the wedding day. It's a package containing pre-wedding meetings, more during the weeks prior to the wedding day, and a lot of communication needed to bring the planner up to speed on plans you and other vendors have made.
Some couples find that the wedding planner, upon finding out you've booked, say, an ice bar, informs you that an ice bar needs to be installed on top of a structure that catches melted ice water. So this late-game stepping-in of a planner can create an initial flurry of extra bookings, buys and services to save the day regarding the plans you made on your own and want or need to keep in play.