What Does a Day-of Wedding Coordinator Do, Anyways?
We’re all familiar with Wedding Planners and the full planning services that they provide, but what happens when a couple enjoys the planning process and wants to do it themselves?
What happens when that same couple wants to hand off the stress to someone else on their big day, in hopes of being fully present and not having to worry about the day-of details?
A Day-of Wedding Coordinator happens.
The services offered by a day-of coordinator varies from one company to the next; however, here’s what you can typically expect when hiring an event-planning rockstar to coordinate your day:
Creation of a wedding day timeline.
Every wedding needs an agenda that breaks the day down to the minute, and day-of coordinators know how to construct such agenda to incorporate even the tiniest of details. This is one tedious task that you’ll be glad to delegate to a professional!
Invaluable advice, recommendations, and assistance.
Your day-of coordinator will likely be eager to share loads of wedding-related knowledge with you. He or she can guide you to the best vendors in the area that meet both your quality and cost expectations, help you with small planning tasks as needed, and give you suggestions based on experience.
Coordination of your rehearsal.
Uh, what couple reallyyy knows what goes on at a rehearsal? (Okay, if you do know what goes on at a rehearsal, pretend like you don’t for a minute 😉). Rehearsals can be mass chaos, especially if you have a large bridal party; let your day-of coordinator lead you and your people through a few “practice rounds” of the ceremony until everyone is comfortable, knowledgeable, and ready for the real deal.
Coordination of your wedding day!
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing – you shouldn’t spend your big day worrying if your wedding cake arrived on time, the table numbers are placed correctly, or the ring bearer is lined up on time for the processional. Let’s be real, it might be easy to pass these responsibilities on to your parents or family members, but they shouldn’t have to worry about these things either.
Specific tasks a day-of coordinator will take care of on your wedding day (this list is not all-inclusive, and some of these tasks might not be included in some coordinators’ services):
- Coordinating set-up
- Placing small personal items/décor
- Guiding the day’s activities
- Providing a day-of emergency kit
- Ensuring everyone is in the right place at the right time
A day-of wedding coordinator allows you, your family, and your friends to be fully present on your wedding day. You all can spend your time drinking champagne, laughing, and hugging loved ones you haven’t seen in years; your day-of coordinator will worry about the details of the day & night.