Just About Married
For when the nuts and bolts are already taken care of
A lot of couples kick off wedding planning not realizing all the tasks that lay ahead of them. While hiring a full-time wedding planner may not seem necessary or even within the budget at the beginning of your engagement, when you hit the final stretch, at about 2 months to go, you start to realize that there are a lot of i’s to dot and t’s to cross. Enter Just About Married, a/k/a JAM: a planning firm that works with couples in that final month to ensure that all logistics for the wedding ceremony and reception are taken care of so the bride, groom, and moms can truly enjoy the wedding day.
Created by the team behind AaB Creates, JAM staffs month-of coordination assistant planners and bridal attendants to ensure that every vendor and member of the bridal party knows where to be and when on the big day. They’ll help the bride get ready, layout the place cards and pack up all your wedding-day keepsakes so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
So just who hires a team from JAM? Most of the couples they work with already hired great wedding vendors and have been enjoying the wedding planning process, but they want to fully enjoy the wedding day too.
And while many wedding venues will explain that they have an “in-house planner” on staff who can manage the wedding, it is unlikely that they will coordinate to-do’s that aren’t related to the venue itself. Think: hair and makeup at home or a hotel and transportation for guests. And that’s why a coordinator, who can work on every wedding detail, may be the way to go.
So here’s what you’ll get: Your JAM planner will work with your wedding vendors to coordinate the logistics for your wedding day (getting ready, ceremony, reception and after party), create a day-of timeline, and organize any last minute things you don’t want to have to deal with, such as confirming that everyone knows when and where to be, laying out escort cards and putting out any fires so you (and your mom) don’t have to do anything but enjoy the day. You can read more about what a month-of wedding coordinator does, here.
Not convinced? Ask your married friends if they think a wedding planner — in full or part — is super-important, and check out some of the weddings JAM has worked on to see the final results. You may have also seen their work in BRIDES, the knot, and on bridal blogs from Style Me Pretty to Carats & Cake.
In addition to servicing the New York City area, JAM has a Hudson Valley-based team and are available for destination wedding coordination as well.
Prices start at $3,500 for weddings in New York City and the Hudson Valley.