Hiring an On The Day Co-ordinator for your Outdoor Wedding
Hiring a professional to help you on the day is probably not at the top of your list when planning a marquee wedding. Whilst having the freedom to really ‘do it your way’ when it comes to the wedding day it can certainly help to have a professional around to make sure your day runs seamlessly from start to finish.
Before I started my own wedding planning company I worked in the world of tipi weddings and outdoor weddings still remain my absolute passion. I especially loved working with the array of locations that my clients decided on for their tipi’s from a middle of field to over top a swimming pool. Many couples also chose their family home as their venue which was always extra special.
It can be so much fun choosing suppliers that best suit your ideas and style. As you’ll quickly discover the choice is vast. With an array of marquees to yurts and tipis there’s something for all tastes and budgets out there. There’s no limits when it comes to
the choice of food from a sophisticated formal sit down dinner to a simple picnic or hog roast. Whether you choose to serve your favourite curry or afternoon tea you will soon discover anything goes!
To really make the most of your outdoor wedding there’s lots of exciting extras you can add from quirky photo booths (horse boxes and camper vans spring to mind). Vintage ice-cream bikes, wood fire pizza vans (for late night snacks) to name but a few.
As the big day draws closer and the finishing touches and decorations are taking priority there’s little time to consider who is going to actually look after all those supplier’s on the day. Hiring an On the Day Co-ordinator can really save the day.
Here’s just a few of the reasons why:-
- It leaves you with nothing to worry about so you can just enjoy your wedding.
- You don’t have to allocate jobs to your family or friends so they can sit back and relax
- Takes away the stress of worrying about timings
- There is someone to be your eyes and ears for the day
- You have a main point of contact for all your suppliers throughout the day
- You have a professional on hand to advise and help with those last minute decisions in the final weeks before the wedding day
So don’t forget if you’re deciding on a marquee wedding its worth considering looking for a professional that can manage your day particularly one who has first hand experience of co-ordinating outdoor weddings.
I will never forget a comment from one of my lovely clients when reflecting on the wedding day:-
‘The two best decisions I made were to hire you Nicky as our On The Day Co-ordinator and the mats we also hired’ which were put down to ease the access for vehicles driving through the garden.
It’s ok, I’m quite happy be coupled with a mat!