Picture it: Sicily, two weeks before your wedding. You and your fiancé have made it through the process of planning your wedding relatively unscathed. Vendors have been paid, final fittings have been completed, and wedding day attire will be picked up next week.
The only thing left to do is work out the timeline for the Big Day: the caterer and DJ will have to be let into the reception venue at a certain time, the photographer needs a copy of the final itinerary, the live flowers will need to be placed, etc., etc.
Wait a minute, you’ll be busy getting married, who’s going to handle this stuff?????
Enter the Day-Of Wedding Coordinator. (cue Super Hero music)
There has been an uptick in couples requesting a Day-Of Coordinator instead of a Full Service Wedding Planner due to budget constraints and the “cool factor” of a DIY wedding. However, it’s important that couples realize that it’s impossible to be two places at once, and all of the guests (including family and friends) want to be able to enjoy the day and celebrate with you instead of working.
Ideally, your Day-Of Wedding Coordinator has been hired at least a month before the wedding. This gives them time to meet your vendors, become familiar with your contracts to ensure vendors abide by them, develop an itinerary, orchestrate your rehearsal, and learn enough about you to make sure they have an idea of your wedding day vision.
The Day-Of Wedding Coordinator becomes your advocate, weddingguard ( that’s a bodyguard for your wedding), representative, and for all intents and purposes, the conductor of your wedding to eliminate any headaches for you and your betrothed.
There is a misconception that only wealthy people hire wedding planners. That couldn’t be further from the truth. You determine how a planner/coordinator best fits into the process for you, and you hiring a Day-Of Coordinator definitely gives you the opportunity to benefit from professional expertise and management services for less that the cost of a full-service wedding planner.
The journey to marriage should be one that you look back on with great joy and happiness, a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator could be exactly what you need to make that happen.
Love it? Hate it? Comment below!
photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/studionouveau/5018128487/”>Studio Nouveau</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/”>cc</a>