Trade day of coordination duties with other engaged friends #Budgeting Advice#economical wedding#steal-this-idea#wedding day schedule#wedding planner Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jul 25 2013) Ariel findyourafterglow Coordinator dream team! So you suspect you might need some help on your wedding day, but sadly can't afford a wedding coordinator? Follow in Amy & Adam's footsteps and trade with other engaged friends! We knew we wanted/needed a day-of coordinator, but it also wasn't in our budget. We wanted someone objective who would help execute our plan, and we wanted our families to have a great time and not to have to worry about anything. We ended up doing a trade with our friends, who were getting married a month after us. They coordinated our wedding day, and we coordinated theirs. It worked incredibly well. You KNOW you want to see the other clever ideas Amy & Adam had… Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the brand-new From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To follow her latest work, join join The Afterglow, for exclusive access to essays, videos, online courses, and more. PREVIOUS Donny & Chris' booze and drag queens North London wedding crawl NEXT Does wedding DIY save you money? Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] We did exactly this and it was AMAZING! We swapped with another couple. They worked SO hard for us that we really wanted to step up for theirs. It was a lot of work but so fun. We picked someone that was a friend but wouldn't have been invited to the wedding, so still someone we'd known for some time. It was awesome having them there. And it was so fun to participate in their wedding. More info from the other participating bride in her post here: http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/bride-share-day-of-coordination/ Reply This. Is. A. Brilliant. Idea. Another option is to have recently wed folks help out too. On our wedding day, there were four other couples there (various siblings on both sides and our best friends) that were utterly invaluable as day of helpers, having just experienced their own wedding days recently. In fact, they were all the main reason I managed to eat anything and stay hydrated that day- they tracked us brand newlyweds in ways no one else did. Reply I think the key to this is picking someone who wouldn't normally be invited to the wedding, as making good friends do this means they can't really enjoy your wedding day! Though maybe the OBB Tribe can be a good place to meet willing volunteers and arrange this type of swap? Reply This is a great idea..!….I'd like to exchange this with someone. I had planned to hire a day of coordinator ..but Im on a budget. How fun would this be to help withone else's wedding. It would be a privledge. Reply I'm affiliated with one of the churches in our community, and serve as the "day of" coordinator for everything that needs to be done at the church. I'm at the rehearsal, and arrive at the church before everyone else so I can assist the florist, photographer, etc. Many brides don't realize they don't have someone to send them down the aisle! I love doing this and would love to market my services outside this one particular church. Any ideas? Reply Yes! I would love to meet another offbeat bride that I could hire/swap with for this. Anyone in the NOLA area available next April 2??? Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.