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Bliss Coordinating Makes Unique DIY Weddings A Reality

By S. Mathur

When planning a wedding, all couples want a unique affair, and many couples today are achieving this by doing all the planning and dreaming themselves also known as a DIY wedding. The problem is, after all their careful planning they need someone to carry out that vision, so they can relax and enjoy their wedding day. Couples in Madison, WI can call on Martha Coughlin, owner of Bliss Coordinating, to handle all the details for flawless execution.

"I was inspired to start Bliss Coordinating after our daughter got married in 2014," Coughlin said. "She and her husband created a beautiful, unique wedding ceremony and party, and as mother of the bride I knew I didn't want them worrying about details on their wedding day, and I also knew I didn't want to be frazzled and running around on that day either, that was when I saw the need for A Day of Wedding Coordinator."

Being the mother of the bride is the best training for the job, but Coughlin started small in 2014. At first she advertised only by word of mouth, and later expanded by creating a website and utilizing sites like Google, Yelp and Facebook to expand her business.

Bliss Coordinating is the perfect service for couples looking for personal, affordable services," Coughlin said. "I appreciate the creativity of today's DIY couples, I work with them to implement their dreams and visions. I have experience with many kinds of ceremonies and venues, and love seeing all the dreams, plans and fun come true.

Bliss Coordinating is devoted to helping DIY couples to implement their vision of a perfect wedding. Coughlin meets with couples beforehand to plan all the details. The first meeting can be as early as one year ahead of time or as late as two weeks before the event.

"We custom make a timeline of the services I will provide for them, so we are all sure that everything will be done correctly," she said. "I often assist at the rehearsal dinner, as well as make any visits to the site to plan how and where the ceremony, reception and dancing will be. I offer my services for an hourly fee, instead of the usual package price, which allows me to custom create my services for each couple."

Coughlin's hands on coordinating means that the couple don't have to worry about things like the decor, having the caterer show up on time, and so on. Her familiarity with area vendors and venues is an asset. Venues can be as varied as barns, backyards, breweries, fields and traditional buildings. Services include planning and logistics, decor, floral consulting, event set up and clean up and vendor management. When couples hire and work with Bliss coordinating, Coughlin takes the stress out of the day allowing them to to relax and fully enjoy their wedding or event knowing their carefully crafted plans are being carried out completely.

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