Day-of Wedding Coordinator
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Monday, June 09, 2014
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What is a "Day-of Wedding Coordinator" and what do they do?

What is a "Day-of Wedding Coordinator" and what do they do?

A "Day-of Wedding Coordinator" is a much less hands on role than a Wedding Planner. With most of the actual planning of the wedding left to up to you, the Coordinator will help you with everything related to the management of the big event. This role is still an important one, as there are still many things to be coordinated and taken care of that the bride should not be burdened with on her wedding day.

+ A Day-of Coordinator is less expensive than a Wedding Planner and well worth the peace of mind if you are not going with a full Wedding Planner.
+ Like a Planner, the Day-of Coordinator will meet with you for a complimentary consultation, be available to you by phone and e-mail and then conduct a final consultation/venue walk-through right before the event.
+ She can help you tie up loose ends by making recommendations and sharing her preferred vendor list.
+ She will coordinate with your other vendors and make final confirmations.
+ Most Day-of Coordinators can make themselves available for your rehearsal.

When the big day arrives, your Day-of Coordinator is going to be there to make sure things run as smoothly as possible. To make sure the music is cued properly, that the speakers know when to speak, and that the guests transition smoothly. She will make sure the setup is correct, make sure nothing gets forgotten, and always have an emergency kit on hand for the unexpected. Most of all, she is there to ensure that things run on time and according to schedule!

The person who hires a Day-of Coordinator is very organized, has been planning and preparing for her big day well in advance and knows exactly what she wants. This person likes to stay in control of all wedding plans, but at a certain point wants to hand over the details to someone responsible and capable of carrying out the job. For this person, a Day-of Coordinator needs to come in and take care of business so the Bride and Groom as well as their guests can sit back and enjoy their day. If you are this person, then I'm the right Day-of Coordinator for you!

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