Day of Coordination Services:

Unlike a wedding planner, a Day of Coordinator is for brides and grooms who want to do most of the initial planning themselves, but when their wedding day arrives, they want a professional there to make sure the day goes smoothly. A coordinator’s job is to always be thinking one step ahead of what’s actually happening, so the day runs smoothly.

Too often, brides rely on family and friends to help carry out plans on the day of their wedding. By asking a friend or family member to take on this stressful task, that person will not be able to enjoy the event as a guest.

Why Do you need a wedding coordinator?

When you picture your wedding day, do you picture any of these things…

  • You and your bridesmaids lighting candles.
  • Telling the Ushers to start seating your guest.
  • Helping your 3 year old flower girl get down the aisle right before YOU do.
  • Making sure your Photo Booth is set up in the right corner of the venue.
  • Restocking your candy bar at 9pm.

I don’t think so! You don’t want to be stressed out about those little things on your big day. We are here to help you, so you and your family can relax and have a perfect time!

DUTIES

  • Creating a time line for the wedding day.
  • Ensures everyone is dressed on time and ready for pictures.
  • Unlimited hours of service on the wedding day and rehearsal evening. (Dose not include tear down)
  • Manage wedding vendors during the entire day and assist with any problems/questions they may have.
  • Manage wedding party.
  • Manage vendor and décor setup at ceremony and reception sites.
  • Organize and distribute all flowers to wedding party, family members and special guests.
  • Provide Bridal Emergency Kit – aspirin, energy bars, mints, flower girl basket, lighters, sewing kit, etc.
  • Oversee ushers and guest book attendants.
  • Make sure the bridal party is looking picture perfect.
  • Properly line up processional and cue musicians.
  • Pack up items from church and take to reception before guest arrive.
  • Place table names, place cards, favors, toasting glass and serving set per your instructions.
  • Bustle bride’s gown and have bobby pins, safety pins, scissors and lip gloss ready for her at any moment.
  • Coordinate entertainment and all announcements/events during reception
  • Run errands to grab more beer cups or forgot something at church.
  • And many more things.

Meet Lindsay Eshelman

Lindsay Eshelman |  Topeka, Kansas
Veil Events Wedding Coordinator

Hello, I’m Lindsay E.!

If you need me on a day off, I’d probably be on the couch watching football or scary movies with my 2 fur babies! I secretly wish every event I worked at was a Halloween party. I’m that friend that hosts the annual Boo Bash at my house each year! We definably go all out! Currently, I’m a Full-time Dental Hygiene student, and that keeps me very busy these days.

I’ve been working in the wedding industry since 2014. Lindsay Kooser trained me back in the day, and I ran my own Wedding Coordination business until I joined this team.

I LOVE weddings because you get to be a part of such a special moment in someone’s life. On the wedding day, the Bride relies on you so much to make everything run so smoothly, and at the end of the evening, when she has a HUGE smile on their face, dancing away the night with friends, you know you have made a difference! It’s such a rewarding feeling.

My favorite part of the day is the first look, whether that be a set-aside time or when the doors open, and the groom sees the Bride for the first time. I can always tell the Bride relaxes even more once she is with her groom.

 

Why is it important for a bride to hire a wedding coordinator?
The day of your wedding should be one of the best days of your life and if you have vendors or friends “bugging” you then you get sidetracked and don’t get to enjoy the day. If you are worried about your groom or the groomsmen then you don’t get to relax with your girls. This is were a wedding coordinator can come to the rescue! We provide peace of mind! We take care of all the details of the day and make sure everything gets done and goes off without a hitch. We take the stress away from you and/or mothers so you can focus on what you came there to do…get married and have an epic party!

 

How and when did you start in the wedding industry?
I interned with Lindsay Kooser at the bridal fair for the first time in January 2014, then coordinated my first wedding that May. Lindsay taught me firsthand how to handle all the details leading up to and on wedding day.

 

Tell us about your experience as a wedding coordinator.
I have handled larger and smaller weddings. I have come across mothers who need some “soothing” and some brides that need some one to hide their alcohol because of a secret pregnancy. I have done things as simple as lighting candles to running and adding more tables and chairs last minute because more guests showed up than had RSVPd.

 

Tell us about a time when you helped the bride on her wedding day.
As mentioned I had a bride that had just found out she was pregnant no one but the groom knew about it. All day she felt nauseous and not feeling 100%. I helped her when she needed to secretly use the restroom and when she was handed alcoholic beverages, I took them and switched them out for her before anyone noticed. It was challenging but rewarding when at the end of the night she gave me the biggest hug and said, “you have no idea how grateful I am! You are a live saver!”

 

What is your favorite part of wedding day?
Getting the bride to the location for the first look. The nerves and excitement is off the charts! Whether that first look is with her dad or her groom. Whether it is a planned time before the ceremony or when the doors open at the back of the church/venue. It is always so special!

Please contact Lindsay here!👇

 

     

I can’t thank Lindsay E. and Veil enough!

“I cannot say enough good things about Veil Events and my Coordinator Lindsay E.! From the time I set up my initial meeting with Veil and then my next meeting with Lindsay, I knew it was going to be perfect. Any question, concern, idea, etc. that I had she always talked with me and helped me feel better about decisions. With COVID going on, Lindsay was there to provide insight, recommendations, and support for whatever we decided. When it came to the week of the wedding, Lindsay ran through everything with me and helped me shake a lot of the nerves that I had. Day of the wedding, she was there for me whenever I needed something or took care of things if I didn’t like what was going on. She seriously made wedding planning, the wedding, and life so much easier! I can’t thank Lindsay E. and Veil enough!”

Hillarie Martin & Nick Eisenberg – 9.5.20 – 2016 Main Event Space

10/10 Recommend Veil Events!

“We hired Lindsay E. at Veil Events to be our month of coordinator and we did not regret it! Lindsay helped us to not only answer questions at the very beginning on our planning but also was available along the way for many questions such as vendors, decor, timeline, and more. Lindsay also helped us to make sure everything was in place throughout the many changes we had to face due to COVID-19. On the day of our wedding, Lindsay helped to coordinate and make sure everyone was in the right place at the right time including vendors, wedding parties, and family. She did everything from making sure my glass was always full, hair was perfect, gifts & cards were taken care of, the decor was set, and I’m sure much more that I didn’t even see.

Having a coordinator there was so great, especially Lindsay, because I never felt like I was being bossed around or stressed out more by the coordinator but that I had a VERY helpful friend at my wedding to help me keep my cool and make the day perfect. Using Veil Events was a great decision for us!! My family, husband and I were so happy that we got to plan the fun things together, but when it came to the stressful last-minute decisions, Veil Events helped to make sure they were taken care of. 10/10 would recommend Veil Events!!!”