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Day of Coordinator - it's what in my toolkit that makes the difference!
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On the topic of our "toolboxes," we bring with us to your wedding advance planning. You know what I'm talking about, that continuous follow up, the emergency kit, just in case, that makes us look like a godsend to you, your family and your guests. I thought it would be fun to bring that conversation here so we could all share with each other. I'll go first :)
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What do you want to call it, first off? Strategist & Unabashed Event Planner, Creativity Guru, Volunteer-NOT. What is in our "toolbox" that we bring to a wedding we're coordinating - you just can't make up the things I'm talking about, what that emergency kit needs to have in it you'll never predict can happen before, during and even after the big event. What you have to make up will make you look like a godsend to your clients. The list comes inundated with stories (like the car insurance commercials we keep seeing on TV with crazy circumstances) Stories that may be fun to bring up in conversation now, but were a potential death sentence at the time. We bring:
3m hooks (the kinds that don't leave a mark on the wall)
Glue Dots (for fastening top-heavy items to the table!)
Hand Sanitizer (FOB loves this -it is a trick to minimize sweaty palms)
Chalk (wedding dress touch up)
Extra Rings (cheap ones from Walmart... thankfully never had to use them!)
Smelling Salts (in case someone faints)
Granola Bars (or energy bars)
Pad of Paper and Pen
Green Floral Tape and Pins (there's always a groomsman with a wonky boutonniere!)
Spare buttons, in case any come off during those 'fun' photo shoots
chamomile tea for mother of bride or couple
carry a spool of white ribbon that can be used to fix a wrist corsage
white "duct" tape (can be used to hold down an aisle runner that wont stay in place)
have at your disposal (arranged prior to the day), a set of clear tall vases that can be used to display bouquets prior to the ceremony
set of bows on "hangers" that can be rented out if they just need 1 more thing on the chairs or pew to decorate
clear, strong fishing line (works on any color of fabric, and becomes invisible)
fashion tape for garments that just hang too far off the shoulder, or are a bit too revealing in the front
safety pins (someone dances a bit too close to the bride & steps on her dress - re-create almost any bustle
fabric tape/ glue
clear nail polish and polish remover
extra hair pins and strait pins
lots of tissues
an extra guest book and different types of pens
card stock ( you never know when you are going to need to make an extra sign or name card)
napkins/liners, gloss (different flavors)
peppermint chewing gums
mall bottles of water
extra footies (one size fits all) in different colors
makeup sponges (helps to reduce shine) and mascara
plus duck tape, press on tape dots (floral strength)
small broom and dust pan
plastic table coverings in case of rain to cover the Bride
stapler and staples
false eyelashes and eyelash glue (after hair and make up stylist has left, you are the only one there tofix a falling lash
Floral tape and a neutral colored wide ribbon to repair bouquets
mini magnets for boutonnieres (faster and easier than pins)!
Framed signs: Guest Book, Photo Booth, Coat Room, Gift Table
Tote it all in a retro luggage carry on. Cute, Stylish, and plenty of room
a small collection of linens, candles, an array of medicines, cake serving pieces, garter belt, long nose bendable lighters, an extra pocket square, mini glue gun, extra guest book pens, oil based markers, chalk markers, batteries, box cutter, easel, etc. I take one smaller kit to the bridal room - and have another larger bag that "goes under the table." . bridal veil that a bride left at my facility and never came back to get it. Believe it or not, I have used it for 3 weddings when the original veil had been forgotten, torn, or did not look right with the bride's hair style. . n my emergency kit, I have much of what others have said but also have these items that have been helpful at one time or another over the years:
a travel clothing steamer
a flat iron
a couple different sized curling irons
hair spray, brushes and combs
bobby pins and hair pins, both of various colors and sizes
an assortment of makeup along with sponges, Qtips, etc.
a king size bed sheet (to put under the bride's dress while she gets ready -- never know what kind of dirt might be on the floor)
a couple hand towels to put across the bride's chest for makeup touch-ups
LOTS of band-aids (lots of sizes too)
LOTS of Sticky-Straps
a tape assortment of: scotch, masking, duct, gaffer's, blue painters, green floral and white floral
a fork, knife and spoon (used the fork to make an extra hole in brides shoe strap once and added the knife and spoon after that just in case - LOL)
a unity candle stand along with a plain unity candle and side tapers
taper candle holders (have had a bride who had the unity candle and a holder but forget about something to hold the tapers)
candles for the
candleabras at churches (sometimes referred to as mechanical candles)
a few wrist corsage holders (had a florist give me a few so I could keep in my kit)
a set of table numbers from 1 through 30 (they are folded cards printed with numbers)
a spool of 1.5" white satin ribbon
a bag of fake rings to tie on ring bearer pillow (I have a large qty of both "gold" and "silver")
white trash bags (can be used for trash or cut open to wrap around and cover the bride in the event of rain)
black socks for groom or groomsman that misplace theirs
There's the usual of pins, mints, gum, candy, etc etc. as well, but it's about managing.
the 29" one, all items in small square plastic containers and each one is numbered with a laminated alphabetical list of all items with what container # it is in, and then the list also printed out by container # with a list of contents of each container.
. purchase some very firm foam padding, cut to fit the compartments in the tray(s), cut either a slit or an x in the foam glue into tray. Foam should hold items in place. . plus tool - screw driver, pliars, glue guns, staplers - You never know, and you have to be prepared. I basicially leave all of that in the car until it's needed then I just roll it all out. P. So. I also carry handkerchiefs for crying parents. LOL! - and hid it under a table. Till it's all over. . don't forget about our grooms and grooms man. I carry all of the above plus white under shirts 3 of each size, several pairs of blacks socks, pocket squares (2 blk, 2 whte, and 2 slvr), bowties/ties(blk and silver), shoe string(blk/brwn), blk belts.
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