Wedding Management

a.k.a. "Day-of-Coordination"

You’re confident you can plan your wedding just the way you want it, but you don’t want to spend your big day fussing with decorations, answering questions, and stressing about the details.

Relax! I’ve got this. I’ll take over in the weeks leading up to your big day so you can chill the fuck out.

(Less than 75 guests and a single location? Read about Small Wedding Management.)

How I Do Wedding Coordination Differently

Many planners will not assist you in any way until a month or so before your wedding and that’s… not great for you (or for me, TBH.)

You’re making a substantial investment when you hire me and you’re doing that in order to ditch the stress and have a relaxed wedding day that you can actually enjoy.

The best way to get that is to have someone who has planned a lot of weddings looking over your shoulder, giving you advice, catching potential problems before they become disasters, and generally being your wedding planning BFF from day one.

So that’s what I’m gonna do.

Helping you into your wedding gown - just one of the many things I'll do as your Wedding Manager! Photo © Justine Bursoni Photography
Helping you into your wedding attire - just one of the many things I'll do as your Wedding Manager!
Photo © Justine Bursoni Photography

Ok, sounds cool, but WTF does that even mean?

  • Unlimited access to my wedding planner brain via phone, text, and email for all of your questions, concerns, rants, and ideas from the moment you hire me.
  • An initial meeting right after you book me to create a rough draft timeline of your wedding day – a key document that will be super helpful as you book the rest of your vendor team, many of whom will need to know your intended schedule in order to give you pricing.
  • Regular check-ins throughout the process to make sure you are staying sane and getting things done.
  • A Choose Your Own Wedding planning subscription, which will walk you through all the planning shit, complete with all the templates, checklists, spreadsheets, etc. you need and my personal support through our private community and monthly group planning calls.
  • I’m gonna make sure your plans are solid – which means you can send schedules, proposals, contracts, etc. my way to get my expert opinions, red flag alerts, and money-saving tips before you book them or make expensive mistakes.
  • Plus all the standard stuff that comes with wedding coordination/management:
    • wedding logistics meeting about three months before your big day to get all those plans from your brains/notes into mine
    • creation of detailed wedding timeline, photo shot list, packing list, setup and strike plan, and other organizational docs
    • final details meeting about a month out to review/confirm your plans
    • check-ins with each of your vendors to confirm the plans, get all questions answered and details ironed out, and distribute critical wedding day info
    • we’re the liaison with vendors for the weeks leading up to your wedding – which means all those final needs and questions land in our inbox, not yours
    • facilitation of your rehearsal in tandem with your officiant
    • start-to-finish management of the actual wedding day which we’ll be happy to describe in detail at your consultation!

$2,975 - 5,500+

⇢ Most couples spend around $3,200 in the Pacific Northwest and around $4,900 in the rest of the country (including all wedding weekend travel)

Fees are based on the size, scope, and location of your wedding. Weddings with large guest counts, multiple locations and/or extensive DIY elements fall on the higher end of this range, while weddings with smaller guest counts, ceremony & reception in the same location, and little or no DIY land on the lower end.

Availability: I am now booking for late 2021 and all of 2022! Limited spots are available for the rest of 2020 and early 2021 for weddings that comply with our COVID policies below. I am completely booked in May and October 2021.

Wedding Management may be booked up to eighteen months before your wedding, once you have a confirmed date and venue.

Not quite ready to click that button? Come on over to my free Facebook group and get to know me first.

Aisle Less Traveled policies for new wedding bookings during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • All weddings must comply with government and health department mandates, including gathering limits, masks, and social distancing.
  • 2020 Weddings
    • I am accepting elopements, tiny weddings, and micro weddings that are planned for 5 or fewer guests in Phase 2 or 10 or fewer guests in Phase 3.
    • Dates are limited to keep at least two weeks in between weddings so that I can self-isolate for your and my protection. 
    • I am only accepting bookings for Seattle metro area weddings for the remainder of 2020.
  • 2021 Weddings
    • January – July: I am currently accepting weddings that are planned for fewer than 30 guests.
    • August – December: I am accepting weddings that are planned for fewer than 100 guests.
    • Dates are limited to keep at least one week in between weddings so that I can self-isolate for your and my protection.
    • I am only accepting new bookings for Seattle and Portland, Oregon metro area weddings in 2021.
  • 2022 Weddings
    • Now booking for full planning & design clients anywhere in the US with no restrictions! 
  • If at any time the local guidelines are stricter than mine, weddings must adhere to the stricter local guidelines.
  • All Aisle Less Traveled contracts provide a no-fee reschedule if your wedding cannot be held as planned due to COVID.
  • These policies will likely continue change as the pandemic, and our national response to it, progresses. We hope we’ll be able to travel and gather again safely soon!