Sunday, June 27, 2010

"Day-Of" Wedding Coordinator: Re-cap

So Friday night was my friend's wedding... I was the first one to arrive at the church and almost the last to leave, the only people who left after me were the parents (loading gifts/left-over food into their cars) and the key-holder to lock up! So I was on my feet running around from 1:45pm-10:45pm. My feet are sore, but I loved it.

I dressed professional and wore flats (but if I got into this for real, I'd buy some more expensive comfortable shoes!) and had my bluetooth in along with the phone #'s for the florist, DJ, caterer, photographer. I ended up doing:
  • last minute detail work in the reception area
  • set-up the unity candle table, put flowers in the girls'/guys' rooms
  • brought pitchers of water/ice to each room
  • assisted the photographer with detail shots (ie-dress, flowers, jewelry, etc.) and organizing the people who needed to be in the photos
  • pinned on the ring-bearer's boutineer (he wouldn't let anyone else, they were all family)
  • repaired ripped table cloths
  • set-up the cake table (spun the napkins just how you taught me mom!)
  • helped the caterer set-up the hor'devours table
  • called the DJ when she was running late, after she arrived-delivered the CDs and timeline
  • managed to control the Jr. Bridesmaid, flower girl, and ring-bearer...whew.
  • opened the door for the bridal party entrance into the ceremony (and exit into the reception)
  • made sure there was constant communication between the couple and DJ during the reception
  • helped cut/serve the cake
  • announced when we needed everyone outside to say farewell to the couple
  • helped with clean-up
  • ...and probably tons of little things I'm forgetting
I even got to say when things happened! People asked me what to do and where to go. Crazy. But so cool.

*FYI- For those of you that don't know... I have my Bachelor's Degree in Recreation & Tourism Management as well as earning a Specialist Certificate in Meeting & Event Planning. So Wedding Coordinator is a job I could actually be hired for!


  1. Sounds like you had it all under control. When I had a job that actually paid decently I used to swear by a brand called Paolo - stylish and comfy. I could spend 12 hours on my feet doing corporate training without even thinking about it.

  2. Looks like you did a wonderful job and had fun doing it! I bet you had a great time. Maybe consider it? =)

  3. I actually do Event Planning for a living, when I'm not being a mommy, and it is a really fun job! I don't have a college degree yet. I'm working on it, but I am certified to be an event planner. Sounds like you did a great job! :)


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