The Perks of Hiring a Day-of Wedding Coordinator

Updated 12/23/14

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Even if you're an ultra-organized DIY bride, you may still need someone on your wedding day to help bring your vision to life. If you can work it into your budget, a day-of coordinator will run the entire wedding day (and the rehearsal!) and make sure that all of your hard work and plans are executed smoothly so you can enjoy yourself and relax. Not convinced? Keep reading for some major reasons and perks of hiring a day-of coordinator.

1. Peace of mind.

You've worked so hard on wedding-day details like your escort cards and favors, and a day-of coordinator will make sure all of those personal touches come to life exactly as you envisioned.

2. More time to spend with your guests.

Instead of having to deal with the inevitable last-minute hiccups and snafus that come up (and, trust us, they will come up), you can simply have your coordinator take care of them so you and your groom can relax and enjoy the day with your loved ones, stress-free.

3. Not having to create the wedding-day timeline.

One of the main duties of a wedding coordinator is to create a detailed, minute-by-minute wedding schedule, which is distributed to everyone in the wedding party as well as each vendor. Not having to put this together on your own is a huge burden off your shoulders, not to mention the fact that a good coordinator will likely think of lots of small details that you might not have even considered or realized. Then, on the wedding day, the coordinator will make sure everything is going according to schedule.

4. Not having to coordinate the rehearsal.

Another main role of a day-of coordinator is to run the ceremony rehearsal — instructing the bridesmaids and groomsmen on where they will be standing, in what order they should line up, and the outline of the ceremony proceedings. Not having to coordinate this on your own means more quality time to spend with your wedding-party members and family before the big day.

5. Not having to do any wrangling.

You'd be amazed how much time is spent on the wedding day wrangling up certain people at certain times: tracking down a missing groomsmen as the ceremony is about to begin, finding Aunt Sue for family pictures, locating the maid-of-honor when it's time for her toast. A day-of coordinator is in charge of making sure the right people are in the right place at the right time.

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