The myth behind day-of-wedding coordination


You've planned your wedding and it seems simple enough to hire a wedding professional for day-of-coordination to oversee your plans on your big day for a small fee? But the truth is, that service does not exist.

Why wedding day coordination does not exist?

Wedding planning can be very overwhelming at times so imagine entrusting your big day to someone who has only had 72 hours or a few days to prepare for one of the most important days of your life. Sounds crazy right? But that's exactly what you would be doing if you invested in just a day-of coordinator. Aren't there professionals offering this type of service? Yes! But managing the details of a wedding is no easy task and hiring someone one month or less before your wedding day leaves little to no time to ensure the success of your big day.

Realistically, turning over your wedding plans to a professional in such a short space of time creates difficulties for problem-solving or correcting mistakes if they should arise. In order to provide you with the highest level of service a wedding coordinator needs time, at least 60 to 90 days, to gather, research, and organize the information you are providing to them, so your wedding day can run smoothly. So why not consider wedding day management services. A perfect solution to your needs.

What is wedding day management anyway?

An event manager doesn't plan your wedding. He/She is an experienced wedding planner that will manage your wedding day logistics and make sure that everything you've planned, runs smoothly. Services include but are not limited to reviewing venue and vendor contracts, creating a timeline, recommending vendors, communicating with booked vendors, check-in wedding day vendors, coordinating the ceremony and reception set-up, acting as a liaison between you and venue coordinator, directing wedding party, assisting wedding guest, setting up some wedding decor and providing a wedding day emergency kit. A couple can enjoy planning their own wedding then hand it over to the professional for seamless execution. I mean how cool would it be to plan your own wedding and have a professional by your side to answer all your logistical questions? I'd say pretty cool.

I planned my own wedding. Do I really need an event manager?

read more about this topic at Word of Weddings magazine

Abeki Carter, CWEP Chicoccasions Events

Picture  "Wedding in Ravello - Amalfi Coast" by Andrea Gallucci