Why Every Bride Needs a Day-of-Wedding Coordinator

Bride and Groom in Harold Pavilion

Managing the final details and coordination on your wedding day is a nightmare. What details did I overlook? Will he accidentally see me before I walk down the aisle? Has the band arrived on time? This is only the beginning of hundreds of questions that will run through your head and need to be checked off. Wedding celebrations are hectic and involve a lot of moving parts, especially without the proper wedding coordination.

Coordinators are a couples “go-to.” They are a family’s “go-to.” They are a vendors “go-to.”

And that’s why Stella Plantation offers our day-of-wedding coordination package (amongst others).

With the option to bring in the coordinator of your liking, couples pick Stella’s coordinators for not only their insight of Stella and its grounds, but for their years of experience and knowledge of weddings and coordination. This type of experience allows Stella’s coordinators to assist with any question or scenario that arises. Simply put, planning a wedding is a lot of work. Check out this checklist provided by New Orleans Bride.

Drinks on Stella Plantation's lawn

Let Stella help you with your day-of-wedding coordination. We not only want to give you the most beautiful backdrop in southern Louisiana for your wedding but we want your day to go off without a hitch, as well.

From having hundreds of guests dancing and toasting in celebration under our Harold Pavilion to a select handful of friends and family watching couples say their vows under the Sloping Oak, we’ve seen plenty of weddings here at Stella Plantation. Southern destination weddings to local New Orleans’ affairs, all weddings — no matter what size — share the same need in having an expert hand-guide them through one of the greatest days of their lives.

It’s the Big Day, right? Why accept anything less than the best?

More than just ‘Day-of’

Natasha and Shelby, Stella Plantation's day-of-wedding coordinators

Day-of-wedding coordination is about eliminating any fears or questions you may have about your wedding day. So, of course, we’re not just going to show up and wave a magic wand on the big day. We’re going to dig deep into all of the details and do the hard work that will make your wedding day seem, well, magical.

That starts with preparation.

Once you’ve signed on with Stella, we will all sit down, either by phone or face-to-face, and begin gathering the details. As we always tell our prospective brides and grooms, feel free to bring any vendors you would like out to Stella Plantation. However, perhaps this is an element you don’t want to deal with in your wedding preparations. If that’s the case, during our initial meeting we can supply you with our preferred vendors list, a group of companies that we have experience working with and we know will be an asset to your wedding.

One Month Out from your Wedding Day

Don’t let the butterflies get to you just yet! Save that for walking down the aisle!

One month away from your wedding day, your Stella Day-Of-Coordinator will have an additional consultation with you and your fiancé and begin to create your customized wedding timeline and floor plan to your liking. With your input, we will begin to formulate the plan to make your day perfect.

There are a lot of moving parts to a wedding so, along the way, we will coordinate all of your vendors’ schedules and confirm that everyone is on the same page. As the wedding weekend approaches, we will ensure all elements are locked into place and finalized.

Wedding receptions at Stella Plantation

Wedding Weekend

You are officially in the homestretch and now it’s time to start getting excited! No need to worry though, as Stella will be with you all of the way.

Before your wedding, you and your bridal party will come out to Stella for a rehearsal. Stella is flexible and will work with you on when you want to have your final walkthrough. It can be two days prior, the day before (subject to availability) or the day of. However you want to handle it, we will be there with you for a one-hour ceremony rehearsal.

What is involved in a rehearsal? Your coordinator will have all of the bridal party, family included, learn where they will be lined up and/or seated as well as practice the prelude and recessional walk. Want to go through a quick run of the nuptials? Invite your officiant to the rehearsal. But remember to not kiss and seal the deal until the wedding ceremony itself happens!

So, what’s next?

Setting the table at Stella Plantation

Your Wedding Day

Can you hear the music? Your big day is here.

Working behind the scenes and in front of the crowd, Stella Plantation’s event coordinator will be available to you for ten hours on your wedding day.

Early in the day, as you are getting dressed or taking photos, we are directing all of the vendors and setting up the venue. We are busy ensuring all décor is set and arranged to your vision. Both figurative and literally — the table will be set.

As the wedding kicks off we will be there to direct the dance that is your wedding day. From cueing the band to play that perfect song to letting your bridesmaids know when its time to start marching down the aisle, our event coordinator moves the ceremony along with precision.

And here comes the bride…

As two become one, and the tears flow, your guests will be led to the reception where our event coordinators will have every detail perfect and waiting for you and your guests to celebrate your Big Day.

We now invite you to kick back and relax, knowing that Stella is taking care of everything. Don’t worry about your parents wondering off at the wrong time, we will be there to prompt everyone so no one misses out on those special moments. Whether it be your first dance together, the funny (and hopefully not awkward) speeches, or the cutting of the cake, Stella will be right there with you all the way. And after you’re whisked away, we’ll even take care of cleaning up and returning all personal items!

The only thing you should worry about on your wedding day is having too much fun. Leave the rest to us.

Give Stella Plantation a ring

Everyone loves a wedding but, sometimes, everyone doesn’t like planning a wedding. Stella’s day-of-wedding coordination services were created to let the bride and groom enjoy their big day without worrying about all of the details.

You’ve come to Stella Plantation for the beauty and expertise. Now, reach out or give us a call and let us help make your dream come true.

Harold Pavilion at Stella Plantation

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