What does a "Day Of" do?

You have to sometimes wonder what could possibly come up during your wedding day to justify the hiring of a wedding planner.  
Well, just for you, here are a few things that have come up in the past 10 years in my wedding world.  These are just a few and without a planner, some of them could have turned into minor catastrophes! 


  Purchasing sheet cakes for backup wedding cake when, after cutting, it was realized they were short almost 100 pieces of cake

  Pinning and sewing torn dresses, straps and even shoe buckles
  Giving directions to reception site to lost vendors
  Quickly moving indoor ceremony, outdoors due to rain and then with only 20 minutes to spare, moving ceremony BACK outside at bride’s request

  Reviewing setup to find that certain tables were missing chairs, silverware and napkins BEFORE any guest noticed
  Setup of “Kid’s Area” for children who attended the reception and became bored with the long process of a 6 course meal
  Setting up DVD/TV player for a surprise video provided by sister of bride, who forgot to mention to anyone that she wanted this viewed at the reception
  Locating last minute seating for elderly parent who realizes they are unable to stand for entire service
  Speeding up slow service and organizing an unorganized staff at reception site
  Curl and updo of bride’s hair when salon was unable to create the look she had wanted (I'm not a hairstylist, I am only to be utilized in emergencies)
  Placing wood pieces underneath food tables when (because of excessive mud and weight of food) the tables began to sink into ground
  Guiding lost and or slightly intoxicated guests to the site, back to their seat or to a cab (without anyone noticing, including said guest)
  Last minute call to Limo Company who had provided wrong vehicle and wrong driver
  Waiting at the hotel to escort 2 sets of great grandparents to transportation to the ceremony as well as the reception (after all other transportation methods had left and were unavailable)
  Removing of an intoxicated/disruptive guests without any type of disruption the the Bride or Groom (yes, this is a different example beyond the assistance with slightly intoxicated guest)
  Purchasing specific bread (alcohol, napkins, dessert, appetizer) that Bride/Groom had requested that was found to be not available at the reception site
  Pinning down table linens when an unexpected wind storm occurred (wind was strong enough that linens were blowing off, as well as centerpieces, which were then breaking)   

  Arriving at site to find set up/linen colors wrong and then fixing the entire site before bride, groom OR guests noticed

  Organizing last minute song lists for wedding when groom “forgot” to handle (you'd be surprised how often the groom "forgets" to do things for the wedding)
  Delivery of special items to bride/groom and placement of surprise/secret items and gifts for some of the special people involved

  Calming jittery brides, grooms, family members (this happens every single time)

Do you have any examples to add?  Leave a comment or email All Events Planned.