WHAT DOES A WEDDING PLANNER DO ON YOUR WEDDING DAY?
I bet most, if not all of my couples have no idea what I actually do on their wedding day! And I'm pleased! That means I'm doing my job properly. I'm taking all the hard work and stress away from them so they can just have fun. .
If you ever wondered what a planner might do on a wedding day, here's a cut down schedule of a marquee wedding I did the other week...
10am Arrive. Check on bride.
10:30am check on marquee, florist, caterer & cake designer (problem solve regarding cake table & position)
11am greet photographer & videographer
11:15am set up gift & guest book table
11:30am Hoover marquee
12:10pm check in on bride & make sure she's calm, has a drink & is almost ready
12:15pm go to church to drop off orders of service & pin button holes on men
12:40pm go back to house & get bridal party & bride outside for photographs & off in the wedding cars
1:00pm wash up the champagne flutes & plates & tidy up the kitchen. Lock up house.
1:30pm go back to the church ready for the end of the ceremony
1:45pm call caterer to get drinks reception & music on standby
1:50pm assist with confetti throwing photograph & line guests up
2:00pm collect flowers from church & any left over orders of service
2:30pm get back to marquee, set up church flowers & mingle with guests, asking them to check the table plan so they know where they are sitting
2:45pm ask caterer to pour champagne for toast & light candles
3:00pm begin to ask guests to take their seats for speeches
3:20pm announce bride & groom into marquee
3:50pm end of speeches, check in on top table
4:00pm take a break & cook suppliers pizzas in home owners kitchen
4:45pm greet photo booth arriving
5:00pm put gifts & cards in house
6:00pm set up gin station
6:30pm assist photographer with group shots
7:30pm go to local hotel & collect grandads suitcase he forgot & go to the shop for the groom
8:30pm organise guests around dancefloor for cutting of the cake & first dance
9:00pm set up donut tower
10:00pm sweep up broken glass, collect empty glasses
01:00am clear tables, collect hired items & flowers