Altar Ego Wedding Ed: Day-of Coordinator vs Month-of Coordinator

Hello fabulous brides!  Want to reduce your wedding day stress?  Everyone will tell you to hire a “day-of” coordinator.  They will tell you he/she will take care of all the logistics and you won’t have to worry about a thing.  Sounds amazing, right?  Not so fast!  Make sure you understand what you’re getting!

Does a day-of coordinator walk onto your wedding day knowing nothing about it?  Do you want an outsider walking into your wedding who has had zero involvement in your wedding planning process?  Should a “coordinator” arrive on a wedding day ready and able to run a wedding they know nothing about?  My answer is no.  Follow me here……

Jessica D'Onofrio Photography

Jessica D'Onofrio Photography

At Altar Ego Weddings, our solution is “month-of” wedding coordination.  We call this package “Direct” and you can read about it on our Services page.  Why is this better, you ask?  With month-of coordination, we are involved as soon as you book with us!  Whether you book a year out or the month before, we are here to give you personalized vendor recommendations that will fit your style and budget.  No matter what level of service you book with us, we want to be able to whittle down your vendor interviews to a few that you will really like versus you trying to sift through hundreds of Google search results.  We have industry experience and relationships with vendors.  We know which vendors work well together and will work with us to be a cohesive team.  Let us tell you who to meet with!  This will save you time and effort!

From the get-go, we are also here to field the questions that come up during your planning process.  No question is dumb.  You haven’t planned a wedding before and we do it all the time.  Our job is to make you comfortable and confident with your planning.  Whatever comes up, ask us!

With month-of coordination you still get to do all your planning.  We will guide you, review the contracts you acquire from vendors and give feedback, but you are still in control.  You will meet with the vendors yourself and build your own relationship with them.  Month-of coordination is a huge asset for any couple!  It gives you the benefit of having a professional wedding planner on your side without paying for full-service wedding planning.  Clients tell us ALL THE TIME that hiring us is the best decision they made in their wedding planning process and “worth every penny.”

Monica Salazar Photography

Monica Salazar Photography

We invite you to check out our packages, which range from month-of coordination to full-service wedding planning (“Create” package).  We can also create a customized quote for you where you get to pick which services on top of month-of coordination you would like.  We call this our “Guide” package.

Altar Ego Weddings serves the Austin, Texas Hill Country and Dallas-Fort Worth markets.  We are AACWP-trained wedding planners and take great pride in providing superior customer service.  Please see for yourself what our clients have to say about us on our Wedding Wire page!

We are looking forward to meeting you and helping you become stress-free while planning your wedding!

Best wishes and happy planning!