Courtesy of Brides' Girl Friday
Even if you're the ultimate DIY-type, fully determined to put together a fabulous wedding without any professional help, you're still going to need some extra assistance on the day of the wedding—because, let's face it, you don't want to be the one out running last minute errands and grabbing coffee.
Enter Milford, CT-based company Brides' Girl Friday, where you can hire owner Karen St. Clair to be your personal wedding day assistant. Whether it's picking up hairspray at the drugstore, fixing wardrobe malfunctions, or solving any other minor emergencies, she's there to make sure you and your wedding party can relax and enjoy the day...
Brides' Girl Friday services are available by the hour, as well as for the day of, the week of (she'll wrap gifts, drop supplies off at the reception site, pick up guests at the airport, and more), and even for after the wedding (bringing your dress to the cleaners, returning rentals, etc.).—Lauren Matthews, associate editor, Brides Local Magazines
Wedding Wisdom: Contrary to popular belief, a traditional "day of" wedding planner usually enters the scene about a month before the wedding. The "day of" coordinator's job includes making sure the vendor contracts are signed, confirming the itinerary with vendors to ensure everyone shows up when they are supposed to, and providing ceremony coordination.