Just About Married
Anna Leath of JAM explains what a day-of planner does and why you should hire one a month before the wedding
Just About Married "Day-of" Coordinators & Vendor Referrals
Expertise: Making sure your wedding day goes off without a hitch
JAM’S MONTH-OF WEDDING CHECKLIST
- All of your vendors should be hired; deposits given, payments made.
- Transportation should be arranged.
- Toast and Speech givers should be pretty much solidified, unless you’re an impromptu type of couple.
- Order of the ceremony procession, if you are having a procession during your wedding.
- If your RSVP date is early enough – get that ceremony and dinner seating done.
- Music selections for each portion of the day and your photo shot list.
- Make envelopes for each payment due – gratuities too. Clearly label them, seal them and hand them off to your coordination staff asap on the day of, or even better, when you drop off your personal items.
Our mission is to give our clients the space and peace they need to enjoy their last month of preparations.—Anna Leath
JAM: THE DETAILS
- Fees vary depending on location and wedding size, but the base package – one location in the New York City area starts at $3,500.
- The base package includes month of coordination, vendor referrals, and a staff of 3 on the day of – your Lead Coordinator, 2nd Coordinator and Bridal Attendant.
- The Bridal Attendant works with the bride from the early part of the day, making sure everything is running on time, executing photo lists, and wrangling family, and of course troubleshooting any sorts of emergencies.
- The Lead Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator are on site for the venue and ceremony set up and execution.
- The Bridal Attendant remains on staff through cocktail hour, settling the couple in and handing off all items to the rest of our team, and the coordinators are there to execute the entire timeline through the rest of the evening – packing everything up at the end of the night, and sending the couple on their way.