Wedding Coordination Services:

Unlike a wedding planner, a Wedding 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. (Does 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 Paige Carrier

Paige Carrier |  Kansas City, Missouri
Veil Events Wedding Coordinator

Hello, I’m Paige!

I was born and raised in Topeka, KS. After attending the University of Kansas for college, I secured a position in client services at a Kansas City marketing company and have lived in KC ever since. It is in this role that I learned that I love a good to-do list.

I started assisting in wedding coordination and venue management part-time five years ago. Currently, I also work for a startup helping with marketing and product development.

In my downtime, you’ll probably find me hanging out with friends or family, whether it be watching a KU or Chiefs game, vegging out on the couch watching a Netflix series, or reading a good book. I’m a sucker for a good project so I am constantly changing something in my house, baking, or completing a random craft project. 

I have a fur baby, a cat, named Selby. My parents still live in Topeka and my two sisters live in Denver and Chicago. I try to make it home and travel as much as I can to visit. 

 

Why is it essential for a bride to hire a wedding coordinator?
Couples often rely on family or friends to be their coordinator on the day of their wedding or try to do it themselves. By asking a friend or family member to take this on, or handling it personally, that person doesn’t get the opportunity to enjoy the day. They are working… and no one wants that! A coordinator takes care of the details behind the scenes to help resolve anything that may pop up so that the couple and their families will not even have to know it happened. Hiring a coordinator gives a couple the peace of mind that their vision is getting handled by a professional so a bride can be stress-free, relax, and enjoy the day. 

 

How and when did you start in the wedding industry?
Searching for a change of pace and a creative outlet, I started assisting at weddings for a couple local KC planners. That led me to an opportunity to assist with coordination at a few KC venues. As my industry knowledge expanded, I shifted my career into planning events full time. Before joining the Veil team, I co-owned and operated a wedding coordination company, Cottonwood Events. 

 

Tell us about a time when you helped the bride on her wedding day.
It’s tough to narrow it down to just one instance. We are helping do small behind-the-scenes work without the couple even knowing. Inevitably, there will be something that happens on the day that is unexpected, generally small, but there’s something. I have had cakes almost fall over, incorrect chair counts, missing flowers, you name it. You have to roll with it, adjust, and think on your feet! The couple won’t even have to know, and they can continue to enjoy their day with the comfort that they have you to handle it. 

 

Why do you love working weddings?
They are all different! I love seeing a wedding come together with each couple, including their personal touches. But each wedding’s goal is the same: help two people get married and start a life together.

 

What is your favorite part of the wedding day?
There are so many, but I think mostly it is when all the last-minute details leading up to the big day all come together. The room is set, the guests are starting to arrive, and there is excitement in the air… it’s go time! Like many others, the first look usually gets me every time, whether that be a set-aside time before the ceremony or when the doors open, and the couple sees each other. 

Please contact Paige here!👇