Have you thought about having a wedding planner to plan, design and manage your wedding from start to finish? Do you have ideas and inspiration, but unsure how to turn them into a reality? Are you a busy bride who is looking for reliable, experienced vendors and venues? Do you want to relax and enjoy as your weddings is be planned and know that every detail is accounted for?

Full-service wedding planning or day-of-coordination might be a few choices for you! Wedding planners and day-of-coordinators and experienced to turn your dream into a beautiful experience. Check out everything a planner can do for you.

 

Full Service Wedding Planning

Pre-Wedding Production

  • Coordinate aspects of the rehearsal dinner including venue and design

  • Provide templates and finalization of guest list, RSVP’s, seating plan, photography shoot list, payment schedules, monthly checklists and planning, do not play list and more

  • Source and package favors and welcome gifts

  • Advise on menu and tastings with caterers and bakeries

  • Source save the dates and invitations

  • Help schedule and book all guest and family transportation to/from ceremony and reception

  • Source and manage hotel blocks

  • Source and manage website, welcome notes and gift registry

  • Lead vendor walk-through

  • Create complete timeline for celebration and share with all vendors and bridal party

  • Liaison between client and vendors for all needs

  • Décor conceptualization and coordinate event vision

  • Review and finalize vendor contracts

  • Create and manage budget

  • Wedding etiquette guidance

  • Site visit with client to establish even style, direction and flow

  • Can schedule and attend some vendor meetings

  • Recommend venues and vendors in accordance to quality, budget, personality and style

Wedding Week

  • Schedule final meeting with clients and ensure all elements are purchased and collected

  • Confirm all details and arrival times for vendors

  • Provide schedule for family and VIP friends

  • Coordinate printed materials

  • Coordinate rehearsal with officiant

  • Manage rehearsal dinner including times, venues, décor and speeches

  • Ensure checklist completed

Wedding Day

  • Oversee rentals delivery, cake delivery, catering delivery and floral delivery

  • Coordinate all day- of aspects

  • Coordinate arrival of all vendors

  • Coordinate distribution of final payments and gratuities

  • Coordinate transportation for family and bridal party

  • Provide emergency kit

  • Organize place cards, table numbers and menu cards

  • Conduct final lighting and sound inspection

  • Conduct final décor check

  • Cue music changes, speeches, dances and introductions with band or DJ/Emcee

  • Cue guests and vendors for special moments

  • Manage moment-to-moment challenges

  • Arrange favors

  • Oversee clean up and collection of elements and gifts to designated person

  • Coordinate return or pick up of rentals

 

Day-of-Coordination

Wedding Week

  • Schedule final meeting with clients and ensure all elements are purchased and collected

  • Confirm all details and arrival times for vendors

  • Provide schedule for family and VIP friends

  • Ensure checklist completed

Wedding Day

  • Oversee rentals delivery, cake delivery, catering delivery and floral delivery

  • Coordinate all day- of aspects

  • Coordinate arrival of all vendors

  • Coordinate distribution of final payments and gratuities

  • Coordinate transportation for family and bridal party

  • Provide emergency kit

  • Organize place cards, table numbers and menu cards

  • Conduct final lighting and sound inspection

  • Conduct final décor check

  • Cue music changes, speeches, dances and introductions with band or DJ/Emcee

  • Cue guests and vendors for special moments

  • Manage moment-to-moment challenges

  • Arrange favors

  • Oversee clean up and collection of elements and gifts to designated person

  • Coordinate return or pick up of rentals


 

nhouser.jpgMy name is Nicole Houser. I am a southern Illinois native graduating from Iuka Grade School in Iuka, IL and Salem Community High School in Salem, IL. I have lived in Illinois, Missouri and Florida and made Olney, IL home to be surrounded by family. I have a certificate in dental assisting, an associate's in general studies and an almost completed bachelor's in business administration with minor in marketing. I have carried a career in dental, marketing, business, coaching gymnastics and dance choreography my whole life and found my creative edge planning weddings. I have studied and researched wedding planning and coordination and found such a passion in the process. I have been planning weddings since 2010 and have been with Anatime Entertainment as the event planner since January 2016.

I have a daughter, Alaina, born in 2009 and am engaged to be married to, Devan, in 2017. I own a country home to enjoy the outdoors and outside of work can be found with my family, dancing, sky diving, shopping, playing sports or doing crafts.