Congratulations on your special day! 


Perfectly Planned Parties by Connie Butera is a full service Event Planning firm, specializing in Wedding Day of Event Coordination & Officiating for over 13 years!  I am Newmarket’s Top-rated Wedding Planner & Wedding Officiant and was featured in Today’s Bride!

Please use the packages below as a framework for the span of services I offer; however know that I am able to work with you in any capacity to make your special day!             





  • 8 Hours of onsite services by professional, award-winning & experienced wedding planner

  • Professional Resources, including Day of Event Schedule Consultation & Templates

  • UNLIMITED FREE ongoing “quick communications” for professional advice, leading up to your special day

  • My travel time and Km’s, to and from your venue within service area

  • Emergency Kit onsite

  • Preferred Vendor List access and recommendations (no obligation)

  • Set-up & Take Down Services

  • Primary Point of Contact for vendors onsite day of event

  • Associates available if I am not

 Also Available (additional cost):

  • Additional hours at $100/hr.  Hours passed 12 midnight is $150/hr

  • Rehearsal coordination (+$175)

  • Additional travel +$0.70/km




Both services for one great price! 

Have a professional onsite for your special day to make sure everything is on point from beginning to end + get your legal wedding ceremony for one great price. 

Reap the savings!




For those clients needing more then just a Day Of Coordinator, this 20+ hour package includes additional time to have my professional Event Planning skills available to you for any needs you have along the way in planning your special day.   You are still involved in planning your own wedding in whatever capacity you choose and have time for; but you also have me to pull it together and do most of the leg work for you.

Full event planning hours may involve:

  • venue research

  • consultation 

  • decor strategy 

  • rentals management 

  • site meetings

  • document and schedule creation 

  • RSVP management 

  • design services 

  • finalizing 

  • month of coordination 

  • vendor negotiations 

  • ongoing communications with vendors

  • budget management

  • dress shopping

....and Much MUCH more!



These are not automatic unless you booked that service.  I generally do them onsite your venue the Wednesday or Thursday before your wedding but am flexible, based on your venue.   

The day of the rehearsal it is important that we are all on time.  Please book a time for a rehearsal that is convenient for you and your bridal party; keeping in mind work days, traffic etc.  Late evenings are generally recommended.

For the rehearsal, I really take the reins on gathering your group and going through the logistics of the ceremony for the day of the wedding.  We do not do a verbatim run through of the ceremony.  Just the logistics including processional order, where to walk/stand, how to walk/stand, important instructions for your maid of honour, best man etc.   It is a collaborative process and we will go through evertrhing together and make any necessary changes to your final ceremony if needed.

I couldn't do it alone, so...

Meet The Team

It takes a village to create a magical event!

Learn  more about my amazing team of Associates who work hard to keep the Perfectly Planned Parties brand alive!

We Can Be Your Hired Best Friend For Your Wedding Day :)

Award-Winning & Affordable

Wedding Day-Of Coordination Services

Perfectly Planned Parties is an award-winning event planning firm; specializing in affordable day-of coordination services for budget brides looking 

 I've been planning both private and corporate events for over 13 years as a professional event planner and project manager.  Before becoming a mom and going off on my own, I worked for one of the top agencies in York Region.  I have worked with some of the largest labels in the business and have planned events across the world -- large and small -- including numerous weddings, conferences, trade shows, sales, corporate parties, expo's, fundraisers, surprise events and more!  I am a graduate of York University.  

Connie was such a delight to work with. Very clear communication throughout the planning process - Keeley 

I would say that my niche is weddings --especially with budget brides looking to save some cash and DIY.  I love coming up with great, cost effective solutions and adding those personal touches to make your event truly unique.

In addition, I have  vast portfolio in Corporate Event Planning, having worked with some of the largest labels in North America! Have a look at my Facebook page to get a sneak peak.

Events are not just my business... its my passion!  I thoroughly enjoy what I do and working with my customers to pull their event off without a hitch!  I like to tell them that I'm sort of like hiring that best friend that you wish you had.... that did everything they should to help you for your special day, but that you don't have to return to the favour to one day :) 

Typical Duties of a day  of event coordinator may include ...

  • day of event schedule creation & management onsite day of

  • basic table top set up of item, including things like table cards, receiving line, centerpieces, props, decor, etc. 

  • communication with vendors onsite, day of

  • rehearsals, ceremony orchestration / order of service (working with your officiant) 

  • grand entrance line-up's / orchestration 

  • bridal party management 

  • overall seeing over event

  • take down at end of night (rental items, personal items, etc.)

I like to tell my clients, it's sort of like hiring a best friend for the day :)  Ask me to do whatever you need done and I will make it happen.


(and why you can't afford NOT to have one!)

This blog post is for the bride or groom or family of the couple who is on the fence or having to prove a point as to why they need to have a wedding day of coordinator at the very least for their special day. 
9 out of 10 times I have a FREE meet and greet with a client, I book them.   For those that I do not book, it's generally because they either:

-A- thought they needed a day of coordinator but in fact actually realized that they needed a wedding planner or

- B - because either of the couple members or their families do not see the value in the service.   Here are the top reason why you can't afford NOT to have  wedding coordinator.  I trust that this helps make the decision easier :) 

1. It's like hiring a best friend for the day

This is one of the first things I tell a potential client when they ask what it means to have a day of coordinator.   Hiring a day of wedding coordinator truly is like hiring a best friend for the day.  You get to ask me to do whatever you need, and you don't owe me any other then my paycheck at the end of the night ;)

The most affordable purchase for your special day. 

2. Main Point of Contact For Your Professionals

It's inevitable that things will come up the day of the wedding onsite and people are going to have questions.  The DJ, Hall, Decor company, Floor Manager, Guests, etc. will all have questions that come up, regardless of all the pre communication and planning.   A day of coordinator will alleviate the number of people coming up to you on your special day and weed out the non critical questions so that you can enjoy your time.  

3. Mitigate The Madness

You've likely spent the better part of year planning your special day.   Surely all goes smoothly and off without a hitch.  But what if it doesn't?   Whether is the cake that doesn't arrive to the right hall or the limo driver who's gone MIA, a day of coordinator can take care of those sudden things that should come up.    We have the expertise and professionalism to handle any situation that should come up, and we are a neutral 3rd party who can step in to take the situation by the reins as needed.  

4. Take the edge off

Your bridal party and yourselves are likely exhausted from all the pre planning.  The day of the wedding is YOUR TIME to ENJOY yourselves.   Having a day of coordinator saves your feet, time and frustration; allowing you to enjoy yourself.

5. Professional Knows Best

As a young couple, you have likely only been to a handful of wedding at best.   You may or may not have actually been in a wedding yourself to know the in's and out's on how a typical flow of events occur.   A professional Day of Coordinator knows how to deal with all the little things that come up and are inevitable i.e. your receiving line takes a little longer then anticipated, thus pushing your reception back.  Dad wasn't ready in time for his speech, so we have to switch to another activity to make up time.   Your professional will work with you to make game day decisions.  

6. Your Eyes & Ears When You Aren't There

While you are at your ceremony, you are generally offsite while a lot of your important deliveries and set up are happening.  During the reception, you will likely be sitting up at your head table.  At some point, you may even sneak off to take some more photos.  Who are your eyes and ears when you are not there?   From being there for these times to even the small things like checking with your guests during the meal to ensure that all is well and that dietary restrictions were properly accommodated, to making sure that the guest bathrooms are being well maintained by your hall, there are the little things that help make your special day that cut above and that a Day of Coordinator assists with. 

7. Keep Your Items Safe

A lot of couples are making a lot of their own items for their special day and have brought in a lot of their own personal items in terms of decor.  A Day Of Coordinator assists with the set up, tear down and safe packing of all your belongings, so as to ensure that things don't get left behind.  I find a lot of my clients are able to save money from their decor companies by having the option of getting their Day of Coordinator to assist with a lot of the post event tear down.  

8. We Deal With The Awkward Stuff

Does uncle Bobby get a little"excited" when he's had a few too many? Are the some guests that don't quite get along to look out for?   Is your dad likely going to need a tissue during his speech?   I hear it all as a Day of Coordinator :)  Going back to the topic of "hiring a best friend for the day", as your Day of Coordinator you can tell me all the awkward stuff to keep and eye out for on your special day so that you don't have to deal with it.

9.Enjoy your special day

Most importantly, having a day of coordinator allows you to enjoy your special day and take the stress off!

10. Most affordable purchase 

I have clients who spend more on their wedding cake then they do their day of coordinator :)    Most are fairly surprised by how affordable having a day of coordinator actually is.  

Looking forward to the possibility of working with you on your special day!