What is the biggest myth about wedding planners?
That you don’t need one!!!
Why hire a wedding coordinator?
It cannot be stressed enough, hiring a wedding planner will alleviate stress, allow you to relax and most of all give you time to enjoy (and remember) your wedding day. Often times, brides spend months planning one of the most memorable days of their lives and leave the last minute details to their family and friends. Remember, your family and friends are guests too! Allow them to celebrate and enjoy your wedding with you. Leave the little details and the day-of tasks to your wedding coordinator!
Can’t necessarily afford a full-blown wedding planner? How about a day-of coordinator?
What is a day-of coordinator?
There is a happy medium between hiring a full-service planner and winging it all on your own, and that is the day-of coordinator. A day-of wedding coordinator can be a huge asset for those couples who’s budget cannot accommodate a full-blown wedding coordinator. A day-of coordinator actually spends more than just the “day-of” helping you plan your wedding, but is much more affordable.
And what does a day-of coordinator do?
Your day-of wedding coordinator will coordinate the logistics of your wedding day to ensure everything runs exactly how you envisioned. From the arrival times of the florist and DJ, transportation pick up and drop offs, setting up small décor items and placecards, getting you and your wedding party down aisle, helping your guests know what to do and where to go, packing all your gifts and goodies at the end of the night and everything in-between, your day-of coordinator will take care of it all.
Who should hire a day-of coordinator?
Every couple planning their own wedding should hire a day-of coordinator. Planning the entire wedding without a coordinator is already stressful enough, so the least you can do is hire someone who can handle the stress of the day…so you don’t have to! Your peace of mind will be worth every penny! Instead of worrying when the cake is to arrive, you can enjoy sipping champagne with your mom and maids!
What if the venue claims to already include a coordinator?
Some couples choose to forgo a day-of coordinator because their reception venue includes a coordinator. Although this may sound similar to a day-of coordinator, beware: it is not the same. Though this person is a great assest, he/she will be busy keeping the venue staff organized…he/she may not have time to assist the groom in tying his tie or calling the late to arrive photographer.
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