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A Wedding Coordinator - A "Must Have" on your Wedding Day

A Wedding Coordinator - A "Must Have" on your Wedding Day
December 28, 2015

What does a “Day-Of” Wedding Coordinator do?

The first thing most newly engaged couples start thinking about is the when and where for their wedding day. Setting a  date and choosing a venue should be the first thing you establish and the second thing you should  consider is hiring a Day-of Coordinator to help you pull all your ideas and vision together. Many couples are choosing to hire a coordinator to relieve them of the stress of trying to plan all details and still enjoy their day. Once considered a luxury, it is now becoming a "just-have" when planning your budget. 

Have you ever been to a wedding where it was clear the couple could have used more help? 

Perhaps things were always running late, there were not enough helpers or  the whole event seemed disorganized? This looks bad on the bride and groom, and it definitely is not fun to be a guest at such a wedding. I have been to many weddings where the couple clearly could have used a little extra help in executing their plans. These days, with wedding blogs and DIY websites readily available, more and more couples are opting to plan their own wedding. While there is nothing wrong with this, one thing is for sure—you cannot coordinate your wedding day!

For couples who have done all the planning for their wedding, a popular service is hiring a Day-Of Coordinator to oversee the details. 

A Day-of Coordinator will typically begin their services about 4 weeks prior to the wedding day. To get familiar with your wedding plans, usually 1-2 meetings are needed to go through the itinerary to see to the last minute details and what has been discussed with vendors. These meetings are vital to communicate your vision and expectations for your special day. Along with this preparation is having the wedding coordinator present at your wedding rehearsal, so that that everyone is comfortable with their role on your wedding day.

On the wedding day, the main role of the Day-Of Coordinator is to ensure that your plans are carried out smoothly and to discreetly handle any problems that may arise. 

This also means you can arrive to a perfectly set up ceremony and reception, since your coordinator will have already arrived in advance to make sure it is set up properly. They also serve as the liaison with the venue, food manager, decorators, MC, DJ, photographer and parents; they pull the pieces of the puzzle together. 

With a capable Day-Of Coordinator watching over the details of the day, you can enjoy all the special moments with your family and friends without stressing.

 This also means that your bridal party and family can enjoy the day too! I can’t tell you how many weddings I have been to where the bridal party and close family are running around and stressing because the couple did not hire a wedding coordinator. Not only do you want to relax on your wedding day, those closest to you should as well. Entrust your special day to a wedding professional with the experience and flexibility to handle any last-minute changes that may come up, so you can enjoy your celebration.

The weeks and months leading up to your wedding day should be just as much fun and enjoyable as the day itself . A Wedding Coordinator can truly help you have a beautiful day!

Christina Mathews - 336-705-3239

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