There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to plan your own wedding. However, a day-of wedding coordinator can ultimately save you a lot of stress on the big day. If you are considering hiring a day-of wedding coordinator for your upcoming wedding, then read on to find out why you need them in your life!
Just to give you some information on what you can expect your Day of Service Coordinator to do. Your Day of Service Coordinator will start 4-6 weeks before the wedding. Day-of coordinators organize the schedule for all vendors, the couple and the wedding party and are entirely responsible for an easy flowing celebration. Before the wedding day, a coordinator will create or review your layout & timeline with a professional eye to see if there are any problems, be in communication with your vendors, put out any fires along the way so that the couple doesn't have to deal with any of the issues on their special day. They also make sure the ceremony is cued properly, everything is set up to the couple’s vision, work with the photographer to capture all of the moments the couple has requested, and make sure dances, toasts, cake cutting, and other elements happen on time. At the end of the night they hand out any gratuities, final payments, and pack up all of your personal items and make sure they get safely back to the couples destination.
Planning a DIY wedding is great, however, you still need someone to coordinate how all of those things will come together on the day of your wedding. Speaking from experience, it doesn’t matter how organized you are, everyone benefits from hiring a day-of coordinator. Day of Service Coordinators are there to cover things you may not even think of like: is there an outlet by the DJ booth or how will you get the gifts at the end of the evening. They will think of this, not because you have not done a fabulous job planning, but because they do this for a living.