I don’t do a lot of wedding planning.
Not in the stereotypical sense. Not in the ‘let’s fly to NY to pick out your dress at Kleinfeld’s together’ or ‘I’ll meet you at the florist consultation and bring my color swatches’ sense.
The type of wedding planning I do is more like I’m the wingman/sensei/pedagogue/tutor of wedding planners.
YOU PLAN YOUR WEDDING.
You plan your wedding because you want to, because you know how to stay organized, because you know what you want (and don’t want), and because you know how to do a google search to find what you want.
I HELP YOU PLAN YOUR WEDDING.
I help you plan your wedding because you want me to, because you want to use Aisle Planner, because you understand that you ‘don’t know what you don’t know’, and because you want to ensure that your vendor picks are valid and vetted. And sometimes even because you are just too damn busy to call the hotel or get a floral quote.
SO WHAT GIVES?
What’s the difference between a wedding planner and a day of coordinator?
THE DIFFERENCE IS THE AMOUNT OF WORK AND HELP YOUR WEDDING PROFESSIONAL DOES FOR YOU.
Day of coordinating is really supposed to be just that, coordination of your wedding plans on the day of your wedding. Sixpence clients get a tad bit extra, two meetings before hand to ensure that your plans are on track, and a whole digital library of blog posts and podcasts filled with expert (and local) advice addressing the things you didn’t know you didn’t know.
Even within the world of day of coordinators there are differences, differences that reflect both the experience of the planner, the size of the company and the values of the owner(s).
Sixpence is a company grounded by love. And because of that we value relationships, and hugs, minimalism and joy. Sixpence client’s want their wedding to emphasize love and relationships and offer many opportunities for hugs and have minimal decor and wedding party members and guests and maximum amounts of joy.
Prosperity, Love & Happiness,