Your wedding day will bring a mix of emotions. In one minute, you may feel excited and eager to walk down the aisle, and the next you could feel a surge of stress. This is natural considering the enormous amount of detail put into your event. Now that the planning is over, it is time for execution to begin. Understand that you should not be the person making sure everything goes as planned! Now is the time for your wedding coordinator to shine. If you have not hired a wedding coordinator, it is important that you recruit a day-of coordinator to pull all the pieces together through the ceremony and reception.
Once your coordinator is provided with a list of vendors and their tasks, they will assure everything is properly executed. From guaranteeing the flowers look fresh to ensuring the wedding cake is delivered on time and staged nicely, they are your eyes behind the scenes. They can filter questions from the vendors and act as their resource for set-up and break-down throughout the day. When vendors arrive, your day-of-coordinator is the person they will check-in with and receive instruction from. Anything that will keep your vision on track is what your day-of coordinator is there to produce.
This person will also play an important role with the wedding party and guests. They will make sure everyone arrives on time, looks pressed and ready to walk down the aisle, and understands where they need to be. They can run errands for the bride and groom and pass along important messages while hair and makeup, photos, and pre-wedding activities are taking place.
Who to Hire?
The price of a day-of coordinator can vary anywhere between $500 to $2500, depending on many factors. Many brides will hire or recruit a trusted friend or family member to step in who is not already included in the wedding party. This person has one of the most important roles to fill, so it is essential that they are available to be pulled in many directions. Most importantly, be grateful to the person you hire, it is not an easy role to take on!