Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Planning : SideKick Events, Day of Coordinator

Many of you have been asking details of my Day-of Coordinator, and figured here's the perfect place to post it for all to view.

Sidekick events is a little loose with the package but you'll find with most Day-of Coordinators, that its the same deal with what they do.My contract for $2500 is for a coordinator and 1 asst. I believe the owner costs 3500 for the day but she's been previously booked at another event.

Here's what this entails:

- a 12 hr. day (you can decide from a 6, 8 or 12 hr. schedule) - not sure if this effects cost though
- 2 meetings in person (I had 2 meetings before I signed the contract in which I met the owner w/ my FH and another where I met the actual coordinator who will be working with us. Meetings are scheduled at your convienvce but usually include a walk through at your site with all vendors and another meeting with just the SideKick staff to go through all concerns
- Complete Timeline and Contact List for the day
- Personal serivces for the day: includes orchestrating actual setup of event, monitoring flow, breakdown, etc. (this is where you work with them to encompass your own needs)

They also offer more services that are established as a la carte - so you add on as needed and additional costs are given to each. These include:

• Bathroom Baskets (Client is billed separately for the cost of the products- Candles, Soap, Etc.)
• Block Hotels
• Brunch Arrangements
• Calligrapher
• Caterer
• Ceremony Rehearsal
• Chair Slipcover
• Chairs
• Draper
• Dresser (This is a seamstress that will prep the dress and is able to fix things in a pinch!)
• Escort &(or) Place Cards
• Florist / Designer
• Hair (Referrals)
• Hotel Baskets / Welcome Baskets (Themed)
• Invitations
• Kid’s Gifts or Party Favors
• Lighting (Pin Spot, Dance Floor, or Up-lighting)
• Make-up (Referrals)
• Marriage License Instructions
• Menu Cards
• Music (Ceremony, Cocktail or Dinner Reception, Bands or DJ’S)
• Napkins (Customized Linen, Bathroom &/or Cocktail)
• Newspaper Announcements (NYT)
• Officiator
• Party Favors
• Photographer
• Programs
• Rehearsal Dinner
• Religious Ceremony Details
• Save the Date
• Site Visits
• Table Linens (Decorative)
• Table Numbers
• Tents
• Transportation
• Videographer
• Wedding Cake, Cupcakes or Cookies
• Wedding Gown Fittings
• Wedding Party Gifts
• Welcome Bags
• Wedding Rings

Hope this helps!!