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Day of Creative

Hamilton, Ontario View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
1 review

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Our Story

Day of Creative exists to provide clients with an exceptional standard of customer service, simple and effective event planning solutions and boundless creativity in every event created. We specialize in day-of-coordination services, event creation and management and event design and styling.

We take care of the behind the scenes logistics, last minute preparations and styling components that take place on the day of your wedding. This includes decor setup and teardown coordination, running local errands, family photo triage assistance, managing your guests, vendors and timelines, be the point of contact for all inquiries and/or all of the above. We bring your wedding vision to life so that you can enjoy your wedding day stress free.

Our in-house event team will conceptualize, create and execute each client's event to suit their needs and budget, ensuring every experience is seamless and our signature style.

With over 10 years of industry experience, our creators and planners will take care of the details of your day!

CREATE THE DAY SERVICE

(day-of-event coordination service)

A day-of wedding coordinator is a person responsible for making sure your wedding day is executed perfectly. Our role includes overseeing vendors, managing the timeline, and overcoming any last-minute challenges that arise during the festivities. We are also the point person for vendors, so questions are diverted away from the happy couple and their families. Unlike the wedding planner who envisions and books the wedding, we make sure the already created plan is pulled off seamlessly in real-time. Our Create the Day service is essential for couples who have done most of the planning themselves and only require our help leading up to and on the day of their wedding to ensure their vision is executed as they want. A little more time allows us to understand the full scope of your wedding which helps us to properly layout and organize all of the details.

We do our Day-of Coordination a little differently, this service is more of a months of coordination rather than just the day-of. We jump in around the 3 month mark to not only help you organize your day-of but to also help tie up any loose ends while guiding you through the rest of your planning. we'll also provide you with a Planning Package full of helpful docs and unlimited email and phone support. All wedding coordination packages include the help of one lead planner and one events assistant on the day of the wedding.

Here’s how we’ll help you create your special day:

  • At the 3 month mark we will have our first download meeting where we will learn about your wedding and you’ll pass along all of your vendor contacts and wedding day details including contracts. We will then get in touch with your vendors to start scheduling their arrivals, drop offs, setup and tear downs and create a detailed day-of-event schedule. We'll also get in touch with your venue to schedule a site visit with you present.

  • We will meet again about a month or so before your wedding to discuss the day of event details. At this meeting we will review what your day will look like and what you will require from us.

  • We'll then have one more touch base meeting about 2 weeks before the big day to review any last minute details.

We will provide:

  • Detailed day-of-event coordination schedule (copies given to all vendors and venue staff).

  • Supervise all vendor arrival times, decor setups, tear-downs, venue flips and day-of payments as needed.

  • Manage the day’s itinerary/timeline including ceremony processionals to ensure scheduling is on track.

  • Run local errands as needed.

  • Help incorporate COVID-19 health & safety measure on behalf of couple (provide masks, hand sanitizers, sanitization stations etc.)

CREATE THE DESIGN SERVICE

(decor design services)

As your wedding designer we will work with you to come up with a cohesive and unique vision for your wedding. This means not only working with you on the required decor rentals, but with all of the design vendors – florists, cake decorators, stationery, decor rentals and more. We will work with you to come up with an overall theme or style that will represent your wedding. This includes working with your budget, sourcing out the required items from various vendors (including you as part of the process, of course), and putting together price estimates. Our job is to bring your style vision together by working with you and all of your décor vendors, and then look after set-up and teardown on the wedding day itself.

It is important to note that our role is aesthetic based and does not include things like contract negotiations or attending appointments alongside the bride. Our specialty is design, consulting on everything from floor plans and lighting design to flowers, furniture and linens. We help with the decisions that will give your event a cohesive and stylish look.

As your Wedding Designer, we will:

  • Create the wedding's design concept (submitted as a design proposal).

  • Create the color palette.

  • Oversee the decor budget and vendors (florist, rentals, lighting, stationery).

  • Source any specialty props and equipment that is needed.

  • Attend a site visit to visualize where you want everything to go, devise a layout, and identify potential problems.

  • Create a detailed floor plan and/or work with the venue to create the floor plan.

  • Ensure all of the decor elements are in place on-site at the wedding.

You'll want to hire a Wedding Designer if...

  • The decor is an important element of the wedding.

  • You're creative skills are lacking or you do not have the time to focus on this aspect of your wedding.

  • You're trying to pull off a specific theme or look or you have a ton of wedding style ideas that you can't narrow down.

Design elements can include:

  • Table-scapes and centrepieces

  • Invitations

  • Sweet tables

  • Ceremony space

  • Backdrops

  • Seating charts

We will plan, research, coordinate, and manage every aspect of the concept and design. We create a custom design package based on your vision, including the design elements. Once the design package is confirmed we will source the items needed to fulfill the design based on your budget. We will also set up the decor design with any elements provided by the client as well.

Highlights

Availability

Wedding Planning Services

Day-of coordination, event design, timelines, vendor referrals

Number of Planners

3

Day-Of Coordination - Starting Price

$1,800

Hourly Rate

$45

More information

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What types of weddings do you accommodate?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double weddings
Eco-friendly
Military
Non-religious
Religious

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes
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    Amazing Team to Work With

    Anna and Kaitlyn were amazing to work with. They helped to keep our planning on track and we’re extremely accommodating and flexible when last minute changes came their way. They helped us to source additional vendors, come up with ideas to narrow down our guest favours and made sure we were covered for the maximum number of hours on our wedding day to handle any wrinkles. We felt very well looked after by this team and miss working with them now that the wedding has wrapped up! Would highly recommend them for planning and design, they made our lives so much easier!

Meet the Team

Anna Di Carlo
Anna Di Carlo
Owner & Design Consultant

Owner and Design Consultant Anna Di Carlo began her career in event planning and design over ten years ago working as the Director of Events for a boutique Toronto based event venue. She has had the pleasure of working with some of the most prestigious clients in the world including celebrities, Fortune 500 companies and Toronto's elite. She has helped to design installations and produce events for Toronto Fashion Week and the Toronto International Film Festival. Anna has been nominated for Venue Manager of the Year by BizBash magazine, won the Hamilton Spectator Reader's Choice Award for Best Event Planning Company (2019) and has been nominated for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award (2020). Anna aims to create event planning and design solutions that push the evolution of the events industry forward.

Kaitlyn D'Costa
Kaitlyn D'Costa
Partner & Lead Planner

Kaitlyn D'Costa is a partner and lead coordinator at Day of Creative. Having grown up in the event and hospitality industry, she is passionate about delivering exceptional customer care to her clients while exceeding their expectations. Kaitlyn focuses strongly on guest experience and strives to create and maintain genuine connections with clients and vendors alike. A recent graduate from the George Brown Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Kaitlyn brings a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and creativity to her role.

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