Yes, You Need a Day-Of Coordinator…And More.

Let’s disassemble this term that most have come to know as a “day-of coordinator.” A day-of coordinator is a myth. No wedding planner worth her/his salt is only managing your wedding day. There is much pre-planning that happens before a wedding that even those calling this service day-of coordination are doing prior to the wedding. Nobody walks into a wedding on the day without any pre-planning with the couple…that would be CRAZY!

Now, let’s redefine this term as what it is - Wedding Day Management.

Even if you're an ultra-organized DIY couple, you may still need someone on your wedding day to help bring your vision to life. A wedding day manager 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. 


The biggest reason to hire a wedding day manager: having the peace of mind that all the details will come together as you envisioned.  Think about it: In addition to being the center of attention, you two are also the hosts of the celebration, unlike the days when parents took charge of wedding - day festivities. If a last-minute snafu crops up, having a wedding day manager on board allows you to be charming, gracious hosts, rather than frazzled, last-minute problem solvers. You'll be able to truly enjoy every moment of the day.


What does a wedding day manager do?  A wedding day manager will do the following:  Assist with wedding-day timeline and distribution to all vendors, coordinate of all wedding professionals, conduct the wedding rehearsal the day before, design consults, vendor recommendations, and coordinate all activities on the wedding day.


Every couple needs at least a wedding day manager. Even if couples want to handle the majority of the planning, designing and contracts themselves, I feel very strongly they will need some guidance and definitely need someone to take the reins on the wedding day so they can relax and enjoy their day.
 

 

Wedding Day Management Couples by Meredith Events

Photos above provided by (from left to right): Thankfully Taken Photography, Kaitlyn Stoddard Photography, Sterling Imageworks Photography, BJ Matthews, and Benjamin Martin Photography.

 
 

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