Real Talk: Why A Perfect Setting Can’t Be Your $1500 “Day Of” Wedding Coordinator
As a Wedding Planner and Stylist, I truly love working with clients who value what I do and trust me 100% to ensure their wedding day is stress-free. I’m fully aware not every potential client will be able to hire A Perfect Setting. However, lately I’ve had too many inquiries asking “Why are you so expensive?” or “Can you reduce your price?” And the answer is No, unfortunately I can not be your $1500 “Day Of” coordinator. And here’s why…
The phrase “Day of” is totally misleading. It makes me cringe every time I hear it because it is impossible to show up on the day of the wedding and manage it efficiently and effectively. Our Wedding Day Coordination aka Month of Services begins 6 weeks prior to the wedding. This includes meetings, conference calls, venue visit, confirming with vendors, reviewing contracts, creating schedules and timelines, 10+ hours on the wedding day – just to name a few. Most importantly it is my job to find the pitfalls in the wedding plans and resolve them weeks before with little to no stress. And I always find pitfalls! That “Day of” Coordinator, for $1500 or less, won’t get to address these issues until the day of or the day before your wedding.
Now let’s talk numbers! Say for instance you hire A Perfect Setting for Wedding Day Coordination. Here is a simple breakdown that may raise your eyebrows a bit.
$1500/6 weeks = $250 a week
$250/5 days = $50 a day
And I haven’t included the hourly pay rate for my trained coordination assistants to this equation. Would you work for less than $5o a day?
Team APSWE would LOVE to give you the opportunity to be a guest at your own wedding. However, we simply won’t offer a service that doesn’t allow us to do our job thoroughly. And it’s a myth to say a Coordinator can execute an entire event properly in ONE day. I hope you now understand the value of this service and why A Perfect Setting can’t be your $1500 Day of Coordinator.
Tamieka L. Jones