day-of wedding coordination

Coordination Service Breakdown: What is rehearsal direction?!

As part of a new series, I’m happy to be explaining in further detail about services that are included as part of wedding coordination.

Today, we’re chatting about rehearsal direction.

Before I go any further, there may be some folks out there who don’t think they need a rehearsal. This may be true, but in most cases I HIGHLY recommend it. Did you get that? HIGHLY recommend it. 

photo by amanda grace images
So, let’s first start with that question: DO YOU NEED TO HAVE A REHEARSAL?
This question is ultimately up to you, but I recommend it if you say ‘yes’ to any of the following:

You have a bridal party larger than 4 people […]

By |November 27th, 2012|FAQs, Tips + Advice|0 Comments

Let's pretend it's your wedding day… what would you do if…?

Ok, this article is not meant to scare you or give you ulcers. But, these things are possible happenings and they can ALL be avoided (or taken care of) with the help of a day-of coordinator. And please note, that I speak solely for myself. All coordinators/planners are different and you should always check before assuming that they are capable of doing what you need.
Anyway. Let’s get back on track.

It’s your wedding day (yay). Now, what would you do if…
… the limo showed up at the wrong location?
… the florist forgot your favorite uncle’s boutonniere?
… your dress bustle broke at the reception?
… no one knew what do to at the r […]

By |August 20th, 2011|Tips + Advice|2 Comments

My (top) 4.5 pieces of advice I give to my brides…

Whenever I talk with a couple, particularly the bride, I like to give them advice. I know what you’re thinking – “isn’t that your job, Danielle?” Well yes, it is. But I want to share that advice with you. Because, frankly, I think it’s darn good advice.

1. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Now, I’m not talking about if the photographer doesn’t show up (more on that later). This goes for the things like, if the 2 year old ring bearer doesn’t walk down the aisle as angelically as you may have envisioned, or if not everyone realizes they are supposed to hang around to blow bubbles as you ecstatically exit the church. Along with this bit of advice […]

By |July 8th, 2011|Tips + Advice|1 Comment