Our Day-Of Coordination services involve taking the wedding that you and your partner have planned and bringing your vision to life! We typically get involved in the four weeks leading up to your wedding to ensure that the plans you have in place are ready to go on the big day. Some of the duties we look after include: help with logistics, set up, décor, vendor contact for all vendors, direct events to make sure the wedding runs smoothly and on time and most importantly-getting you down the aisle. We’re here to help ensure that everything comes together the way you’ve envisioned.
On the day-of (hence the name!), we’re on-site making sure that everything behind-the-scenes runs smoothly and according to plan.
We offer two different packages for Day-Of Coordination:
This is for the couple who do not require the help of a full-service wedding planner, but who need some professional guidance and assistance dealing with the logistics and planning leading up to the wedding day.
This package is right for you if you have already booked key vendors, dreamt of your vision, and simply want the security of knowing that all of the details will be looked after on the big day. Essentially, with this fee, we are your right hand for the entire day, (including the work we do the month-of).
Day-Of Coordination & Catering Management
This option is designed for the very hands on, organized couple who needs help executing their wedding vision the day of. We are there to help with the food and beverage components of your day in addition to other typical Day of Coordination duties such as set up, logistics, décor and being the onsite vendor contact. Much of our experience is in catering therefore making us an important piece to events and weddings with plans for less traditional catering i.e. don’t hire a full service caterer and/or are having their wedding in a tent or barn. Not only does with package come with a Day of Coordinator and a thorough review of your catering plan, it also comes with your choice of 2 bartenders of 4 serving staff. Inquire today for more details about this option.
We’ve coordinated tent weddings, barn weddings, beach weddings, and venue weddings, all to great success and to the joy and relief of our couples. Our guarantee is peace of mind on your big day! We’re happy to provide a quick turn-around on estimates & quotes. Please contact us today for more information about how Pineapple Eventworks can go to work for you.
Wedding Planner vs. Day of Coordinator
Do the terms Wedding Planner and Day of Coordinator confuse you? Pineapple Eventworks specializes in offering Day of Coordination services, and below we’ll outline the differences between a traditional Wedding Planner and a Day of Coordinator, sometimes known as a Wedding Coordinator.
Here are some things to consider when evaluating a full-service Wedding Planner vs. a Day of Coordinator:
What is your budget?
A Wedding Planner who is with you every step of the way can cost you 10-15% of your total wedding budget (on average – prices are region sensitive). In this part of the country, packages for Wedding Planners often start in the $3500 range and can cost upwards to $10 000.
A Day of Coordinator works with you on your wedding day to make sure that the planning you’ve done goes off without a hitch. We aren’t typically involved in the venue research and other early stages; therefore, your costs are often half (or less than half!) those of a Wedding Planner. This is a great opportunity for brides and grooms who already know much about their wedding vision but need somebody to help manage the pieces during the actual event.
How involved do you want to be in the vendor securing and research process?
Your Wedding Planner will present you with many options and they’ll research venue availability as well as proposed costs for vendors. This is a big-time investment and contributes to their costs being higher.
A Day of Coordinator isn’t typically involved in the selection or securing process of your vendors. They will, however, contact these vendors in the lead-up to your event and be your onsite manager the day of your wedding. We coordinate deliveries and set-ups, the same as a Wedding Planner would.
How much time do you have to plan your wedding?
If you are like many brides or grooms, you will want to be hands-on throughout the planning process. This is often when we suggest using a Day-Of Coordinator – our services allow you to do much of the planning and save money because of it. We typically meet with you the month before your wedding to learn about your specific vision and needs the day-of. This gives us the roadmap we need to run your event while you enjoy your big day.
Both services are incredibly useful in helping to relieve stress – after all, weddings are often the largest event any couple will ever plan! The choice between a Wedding Planner and Day-Of Coordinator often comes down to what your needs are. For instance, if you are planning to do a lot of DIY for your big day or you prefer to be hands-on with your planning, we would typically recommend booking a Day of Coordinator. If you need a strong guiding hand early in the process, then a Wedding Planner may be better suited for you. Either way, a Wedding Planner or a Day-Of Coordinator are there to help implement the wedding day smoothly.