A day-of coordinator, also known as a wedding day coordinator, can assist couples in many beautiful ways on their wedding day. Day-of-wedding coordinators are very helpful in the final months and weeks of planning and reduce the pressure associated with day-of logistics. A couple should be able to enjoy their special day, not worry about the details and execution of the wedding! If you are considering hiring a day-of coordinator, keep reading for some tips.
What is a Day-of Wedding Coordinator?
A day-of wedding coordinator is your best friend on your wedding day. While you and your spouse prepare for and enjoy the day, it is the coordinator’s role to ensure everything goes according to plan. They focus on everything from getting everyone seated and ready for the ceremony to ensuring that meals are served to the correct people at the proper time. Every tiny detail is within the coordinator’s purview. They’re the on-site authority ensuring everything goes off without a hitch.
Difference Between a Wedding Planner and Day-of Coordinator
A full-service wedding planner handles everything regarding your wedding, from beginning to end. A wedding planner’s duties include:
- The design and vision of the wedding.
- Keeping the couple within their budget.
- Contract negotiations.
- Hiring vendors.
- Executing the event vision on the wedding day.
On the other hand, a day-of coordinator will jump into the process a few weeks or months before the big day. A day-of wedding coordinator is logistically focused and available to organize everything as you lead up to the wedding day. They are there to take over on the day of the wedding to ensure that all details planned by the couple are executed to perfection. If you have your wedding at Historic Oakland Manor, we will provide you with a day-of facilitator dedicated to making sure your wedding is perfect.
Benefits of Hiring a Day-of Coordinator
The biggest benefit is knowing that all the details of your wedding will come together as you envisioned. The price of a wedding can be substantial, with 5 to 10 percent of the cost going to day-of coordination. Couples can rest assured knowing that countless hours of planning will be worth it and that they get the most for their money.
Day-of coordinators are well-versed in handling catering, vendors, and other staff to ensure everything is set up exactly as it should be. Weddings are incredibly personal for each couple, and it’s the coordinator’s job to make sure that the couple gets what they want and have paid for.
HISTORIC OAKLAND MANOR: THE PERFECT VENUE
Nestled in a peaceful wooded area in the heart of downtown Columbia, Historic Oakland Manor stands proudly in natural splendor. Elegant Oakland is the perfect setting for ceremonies, wedding receptions, bridal showers, holiday parties, family celebrations, business meetings, or retreats. Schedule a tour today with our expert venue coordinators! Please call (410-730-4801), email ([email protected]), or visit our chat on our homepage to book a tour appointment.