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The JDWC Team is growing!

We’re HIRING!! Are you or someone you know looking to gain experience or further your skills in the wedding industry? Want something with flexible hours and the ability to create your own schedule? Love the thought of executing a couple’s wedding day exactly how they’ve envisioned it? If you are looking to work with a well-respected team of professionals heavily focused on the client experience, we want to partner with you!

We’re looking for an Associate Coordinator to join the JDWC Team and we’d love to meet you!


About our Associate Coordinator Position:

This is a PART TIME, contract-based position. What that means is that the number of hours involved in any given week or month are determined on the number of clients the Associate Coordinator manages in a given wedding season, as well as the individual client contract’s terms.

Our Associate Coordinators are not Assistants. They take on weddings of their own under the JDWC brand, manage all client details, vendors, day-of logistics, and represent JDWC on the client’s behalf during the last few months leading up to, and on the day of, the wedding. Our client and vendor relationships are extremely important to us, and therefore professional communication is imperative to deliver our best experience possible.

Disclaimer: JDWC is not a full-service wedding planning company. We focus solely on day of wedding coordination and begin working with clients approximately 2-3 months prior to their wedding day. If you are looking for full-service, full-time, internship or assistant-like experience, our Associate Coordinator position may not be the right fit for you! To learn more about JDWC’s services before applying, please read more about What We Do, review more details about our offerings, or see Frequently Asked Questions on our website. We also wrote more on What Exactly a Day of Wedding Coordinator is on our blog!


Requirements:

    • Local to Indianapolis
    • Minimum of 2 years event industry experience
    • Extremely detail-oriented and very well organized
    • Ability to commit to weekend wedding dates 12+ months in advance
    • Ability to communicate effectively both in written and verbal formats
    • Own, or have access to, a computer
    • Quick and joyful learner
    • Fun-loving and genuine person, with a sense of humor and love for others


How to Apply:

    • See requirements listed above
    • Please EMAIL both your resume and 2-3 references to hello@jessicadum.com
    • Please do not send direct Instagram or Facebook inquiries

Thank you in advance for your interest in JDWC, and please feel free to share this opportunity with those who may be a good fit to join our team!

Xo,
Jess

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And 5 other common questions about hiring a DOC

One of the questions we often get is “What exactly is a Day of Wedding Coordinator?” I love this question because it’s an opportunity for me to really express the importance of what we do, and why we do it!

An often misunderstood concept, a Day of Coordinator can be a life-saver for couples who don’t have the budget for a full-service wedding planner; couples who thought they could do it alone and then realize closer to the wedding that they do indeed need someone; and couples who actually manage to plan it all on their own, but then wisely recognize that they shouldn’t leave the day-of nitty gritty in the hands of their mom, maid of honor, or even a close family friend. Remember, your family and friends are your guests too, and you want them to be able to relax and enjoy your wedding right alongside you!

What exactly is a Day of Wedding Cooordinator? | 6 common questions about DOC's answered

To shed some light on what a Day of Wedding Coordinator really means for a couple, I am sharing a little insight into some common questions we get:

1. What exactly is a Day of Wedding Coordinator? As a Day of Coordinator, we do just that. We coordinate the details and logistics of your wedding day to make sure that everything you’ve spent months planning is executed exactly how you’ve envisioned it to be.

2. Do Day of Coordinator’s really just show up on the day of? If you hire a professional to execute your wedding day, you will quickly realize they do not just show up on the day of your wedding able to manage and execute your ideas flawlessly without any prior meetings, site visits, or communication with your vendors. There is still a lot of work that goes in behind the scenes ahead of time – from multiple consultations with the couple, timeline creation and site visits, to vendor communication, working through all your details, devising a game plan for the day of and much more!

3. What kind of couple should consider hiring a Day of Wedding Coordinator? This may sound biased, but I strongly recommend that every couple planning their own wedding hire a Day of Coordinator at the very least. If not a partial or full-service Wedding Planner. Planning your entire wedding without a coordinator is already stressful enough, so the least you can do is hire someone who can handle the stress of the day. Your peace of mind (and your mom’s) on your wedding day will be the best gift you give yourself. And worth every penny, trust me!

4. What kinds of tasks should a couple expect from a Day of Coordinator? Each coordinator is different, but depending on your arrangement they will meet with you on multiple occasions, do a site visit, and discuss all of the details you have planned, to get an idea of how you envision the space on your wedding day. He or she will review contracts and reach out to vendors. They will create your day of timeline, which will break down all the details regarding arrival times, setup and breakdown, where the bridal party is at all times throughout the day, photo timing, formalities, and more. Then on the day of, your coordinator will be there to actually see it all through, manage vendors and décor setup, and keep the day according to schedule throughout the entire evening. For a more detailed list of tasks a Day of Coordinator may handle leading up to and on the day of your wedding, we’ve covered these on our What We Do page!

5. Is it necessary to hire a Day of Coordinator if my venue comes with a Venue Coordinator? Again, I may sound biased, but yes I do believe it is in your best interest to have a Day of Coordinator in addition to any venue personnel that may be onsite the day of your wedding. Although the roles may sound similar to each other, be aware; it is not exactly the same. While Venue Coordinators can be extremely valuable and helpful on the day of (we love our Venue Coordinators!!), they often do not spend as much time focusing on the nitty gritty of your details as a Day of Coordinator or full-service Wedding Planner would. It’s important that you identify exactly what your needs will be both leading up to and on the wedding day, and know ahead of time exactly what your Venue Coordinator is willing and able to do.

6. What is the biggest myth about Day of Wedding Coordinators? That you don’t need one.

What exactly is a Day of Wedding Cooordinator? | 6 common questions about DOC's answered

At the end of the day, a Day of Coordinator or Wedding Planner isn’t for everyone and doesn’t always fit into every budget. We get that. But I would encourage couples to at least consider the idea and think about what’s most important to them on their wedding day. Do you want to worry about #allthethings that need to be done? Or would you rather be able to soak in every second of this special day that will already fly by in the blink of an eye?

I hope this gives a little insight into what a Day of Wedding Coordinator really does and provides you with a little more knowledge on how beneficial a DOC could be for your wedding day!

Still want more? We’ve covered more Frequently Asked Questions over on our FAQ page – or feel free to email us directly at hello@jessicadum.com if you have additional questions!

Xo,
Jess

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What I’m loving this month!

Happy Friday, friends! I can’t believe it’s November already – I feel like fall just began, but winter is right around the corner and will be here before we know it! Below are 10 things I’m loving this month and hope you do too!

1. BLUSH DOCUMENT HOLDER – This envelope document holder from the Sugar Paper line at Target is only $15 and is perfect for the busy boss lady! And let’s talk about that brass hardware detailing shall we? So classy!

2. GOLD SEQUIN HANGERS – These handmade gold sequin hangers from our friends at Sweet Water Décor are the perfect finishing touch for your wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses or even to add a little sparkle to your closet!

3. FALL STOCK PHOTOS – Every boss lady should totally consider jazzing up their website, social media or overall client experience with professional stock images from the SC Stockshop! I love the variety Shay provides for creative businesses of all sorts, and her current fall stock line is definitely on par!

4. @LAURMCBRIDEBLOG ON INSTAGRAM – Are you following along with Lauren McBride on Instagram? I absolutely adore her fresh and neutral style, and have some serious home, fashion and hair envy!

5. SARAH’S STANDS CAKE STANDS – These gorgeous cake stands from Sarah’s Stands are a great addition to any cake table or dessert display! I love how she offers a variety of colors and styles that take it a step beyond your traditional rentable cake stands many bakeries offer.

6. GIVE THANKS MUG – If you know me, you know I’m a coffee lover! And this ‘Give Thanks’ mug from Rachel Allene is exactly what we all need this time of year to remind us to count our blessings!

7. BRASS TAPER CANDLE HOLDER – This modern geometric brass candle holder from Crate & Barrel is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) tablescape!

8. MINI SOAPS – These mini soaps from RusticJoySoap on Etsy are super affordable, come in several different colors/scents, and would make the perfect wedding favor! 100 soaps for $100? You can’t beat that!

9. SIMPLIFIED PLANNER – WEEKLY ADDITION – We LOVE Emily Ley’s new weekly edition of the Simplified Planner! They now even offer monogramming to add a touch of personalization!

10. ONLINE MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS – Have you always wanted to try your hand at modern calligraphy? Or to add a personal touch to your client experience? Well, these online workshops with Manayunk Calligraphy are calling your name!

Xo,
Jess

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