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

January 27, 2017

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? I have been to many weddings where the couple clearly could have used a little extra help in executing their plans.

Unlike a full-service wedding planner, a “Day-of” Coordinator is for couples who want to do most of the planning themselves, but when their wedding day arrives, they want to turn over all the details to a professional to execute all of their hard work.

Too often, couples rely on family and friends to help carry out plans on the day of their wedding. By asking a friend or family member to take on this stressful task, that person will not be able to enjoy the event as a guest, and will end up feeling like “the hired help.”

Also, in many cases your “volunteers” have little experience in the role of event planner. They often end up feeling overwhelmed as they try to keep on top of everything that must be done to ensure that the day runs smoothly.

A Day-of Coordinator (also known as a month-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. 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.

Christina Mathews - 336-705-3239

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