Help! Do I Need A Day-Of Coordinator?

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Wedding planning… it is not easy. If you’ve made it through the process solo, congrats, that’s a huge accomplishment! You clearly know what you want and will do what it takes to make it happen. But what happens when it comes to your big day? Unfortunately, it’s unrealistic to think you’ll be able to both oversee everything is being done correctly (and on time) and enjoy your big day. That’s where a day-of coordinator comes into play. While some brides opt to skip the coordinator, there are a lot of pros to hiring one. Today we’re going to break everything down to help you make the best educated decision you can for your situation.

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What is a Day-Of Coordinator?

A day-of coordinator does just that -- coordinates your wedding day! They’ll oversee all the details you’ve spent months designing and setting up and ensure everything goes according to plan.

What’s included in their role?

While the exact details will vary from person to person, there’s a general feel to what most cover as a minimum. Part of this includes keeping the day running on schedule. They’ll help you create your timeline, connect with all of the vendors and confirm details, and collect your gifts and personal items at the end of the night. They’ll most likely be the last person to leave at the end of the night to make sure things run as smoothly as possible. Most likely, they’ll help with the running of your rehearsal as well. Often times, your “day-of” coordinator is more of a “month-of” coordinator. You’ll meet with them to go over all of the details for a smooth transition into them running the show.

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Why hire a coordinator?

Our number one reason to hire a coordinator is simple: peace of mind. It’s your big day, you shouldn’t be stressed about whether or not all those little details are falling into place or if things are being overlooked. If the caterers are all set up or the cake is in the right place. You should be focused on yourself and creating memories! A coordinator will handle all of those things and more.