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Bride relaxing with her sister and enjoying her wedding day
Brown Street Studios captured this beautiful happy bride enjoying her wedding day with her family and friends.

Are you wondering what that gift might have been?  I didn’t realize it myself until after the wedding day.  Now looking back, it was the perfect gift  and a really smart investment in her overall wedding day.  That perfect  gift was that she hired a wedding coordinator.  Are you wondering how that would have been a gift?  She gifted her friends and family the ability to relax and enjoy the wedding day with her.

Here are just a few of the details that I took care of…

Decorated and set up the reception venue…4 hours

Set up and assisted decoration of the ceremony site…2 hours

Assisted the officiant in executing the wedding rehearsal …1 hour

Applied final touches to wedding reception site…2 hours

Oversaw and ensured smooth transitions of the cocktail, dinner & dance receptions…4 hours

Broke down at the end of the evening…3 hours

Total investment of 16 hours.

Yes, these could have been small jobs that she assigned to different family members and friends, and they would have been more than happy to assist in making the day an overall success.  Yet, she wanted her wedding day to be different.  She wanted to gift her friends and family that ability to enjoy and relax on that wedding day with her.

I encourage you to be different and make that choice for your family and friends.  They might never thank you for it, but you will have those you love around you and enjoying your wedding day with you – not doing the busy work that a wedding day requires.

Are you on the fence as to hire a wedding coordinator?  What is holding you back?  Leave a comment and let me know what those reasons are.

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Marsha VanArk at Distinctly Yours Wedding & Events