(Closed) Wedding Planner Attire

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Are you acting as the DOC? I’ve had experience with 2 DOCs and they both wore all black. They did their best to not stand out.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

@PrncssDva: Yes, I like the dress. I would like to see you in a cute short sleeve cardigan to make it more professional. You are working, so I think its best to look cute, chic yet polished. Go easy on the accessories, think casual day at the office. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have worked with alot of event planners and they almost always are in very conservative black outfits, as is their staff. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with PPs, a tasteful black outfit is the way to go. That’s what my coordinator will be wearing. Come to think of it, each time I’ve met with her she’s in black or shades of gray.

ETA: I was just able to look at the dress. I think the formality of the event also dictates appropriate wear. If you were to get this dress, and it’s a formal event, you would most likely stand out and that’s really not the goal.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You don’t have to coordinate with the wedding colors.  If you did weddings very often it would get rather cost prohibitive.  What I’d suggest is investing in a good black sheath dress with a jacket that you can use or not as you like.  Professional and polished but something that fades into the background is what I’d want in my coordinator’s appearance.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

ive done wedding planning in the past.and worked in bridal salons. I agree with the black, but i myself always added a small splash of color- usually a belt or accessory that matched the wedding colors ( example went to a fall wedding the colors were brown and gold, i wore a black dress with a champange colored belt & heels)

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My DOC and my catering manager wore black pants and a nice black shirt. You don’t want to stick out at all. If anything, you want guests to be able to ID you as the coordinator in case something is wrong.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@PrncssDva:  I’d wear “show blacks”.  Doesn’t need to be a pant suit (eta: with a black shirt or blouse, don’t wear a colour unless it’s also darker and subdued), a nice black dress with black leggings will do.   Add a black cardy in case it gets chilly.  I work with event planners a lot, and they always look like this, discreet but professional.
ETA: I found this helpful description: “Show Blacks (SBLKS): This is the same as work clothes but all of the clothes must be black.”

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I would not try and match with the event, since you aren’t part of the bridal party, plus it would end up getting fairly costly.  I agree with the PPs, wear blacks, you don’t want to stick out since you are there as staff, but you still want to look professional.  

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ask the bride! I DOC and I let the bride know that I will usually wear black and gray business casual attire but am open to wearing different attire if they feel it better suits their event. A March bride wants me to wear bright colours so I will be wearing a hot pink dress. Word to the wise – if you are wearing something with a skirt, make sure you are wearing leggings or bike shorts underneath; dresses aren’t always the most practical attire!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@PrncssDva: I guess it’s different since she is a personal friend of yours and close enough that you might have been in the bridal party. But if you are making a business out of it for others I would not wear what you posted. What PP said about black and business attire is appropriate.

 

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