Happy Wednesday to all of you!  I am happy to say, I have a guest blogger today for Wedding Wednesday!  Holly, from Just Dandy Events, is here to discuss the difference between Day-of  and full planning services.  

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Hey there friends!!  I’m so excited Emily asked me to guest post today!  A little about me… my name is Holly and I’m the owner & lead coordinator of Just Dandy Events We are an event coordinating company serving Virginia and specializing in weddings.  Our goal is to help our couples truly enjoy the process of planning their dream wedding.

Today I wanted to share a bit with you about the difference between full service & day-of wedding coordinating and how to decide between the two when booking your wedding planner.

Day-Of, or Wedding Weekend Coordination as we call it, is ideal for the couple that wants to be very hands-on throughout their planning process.  These couples generally have a really great idea of what they want their wedding day to be like, what vendors they would like to use, and they usually have the resources to make it happen on their own.  They hire me to help manage the logistics of the wedding weekend so that they can really enjoy their big day with their family and friends.  I handle the details of setting up and breaking down, making sure that everyone is where they are supposed to be and have everything they need.  

Full- Service Wedding Coordination is for the couple that prefers my assistance throughout the entire planning process.  They usually have an idea of what they want, but they might be unsure as to how to execute their ideas.  That’s where I come in!  I work with the couple to determine a budget and style for their big day.  I recommend trusted vendors within their budget and handle a lot of the communication with the vendors the couple books.  And I’ve even been known to handle a few sticky family situations.

My most important piece of advice when planning your wedding is to work your budget out to include a wedding planner.  No matter what type of package you book, you’ll find that they will be your most valuable asset throughout the planning process.