If you are at the start of wedding planning you might be debating how much assistance you will need. Many brides opt out of hiring a wedding planner, but even the best “DIYers” need extra help when it comes down to wedding day. That is where a day-of wedding coordinator can step in and help fill the gaps.
A day-of wedding coordinator usually steps in for the last month of planning. They assist with vendor communication, finalizing timelines, and logistics. A wedding planner, on the other hand is with you throughout the entire planning process and will help with wedding design, hiring vendors, and contract negotiation.
While you might be doing the majority of planning, a coordinator is a valuable resource to have during the final days leading up to your wedding. There might be some details you forgot or just didn’t think about. A wedding coordinator has the knowledge and experience so nothing gets missed.
There are a lot of moving parts when it comes down to wedding day. Having a coordinator means you get to focus on having fun while they take care of everything behind the scenes. Your coordinator will be your vendors’ point of contact so any questions will be directed to them instead of you or your wedding party. If any problems arise during the day, your coordinator will be able to solve them before you even know there was an issue.
A wedding coordinator will help you and your wedding party get down the aisle. They will lead the rehearsal and make sure everyone knows their place. You can rely on your coordinator to cue you and your wedding party to ensure everyone is evenly spaced for a cohesive entrance.
A coordinator will be the time keeper and keep things moving. Time can go by very quickly and a coordinator will make sure everyone is ready on time. It’s also easy for the bride and groom to get caught up mingling with guests and forget about certain activities. Your coordinator will manage the flow of events so you don’t miss your first dance or cake cutting.
All in all, having a wedding coordinator is a wise investment to protect your sanity and ensure you and your guests have a great time.