5 Reasons Why Every Bride Needs a Day-of Coordinator

Planning a wedding can be very stressful, but the day of your wedding shouldn’t be. Many brides invest part of their budget into hiring someone to help bring their childhood dreams to life through picking the perfect wedding dress, isle runner, cocktail napkins, boutonnieres, altar decor, and don’t forget the oh-so dreaded seating assignments.

As someone who has been a part of the wedding industry for many years, it saddens me to watch countless bride and grooms never get the chance to simply ENJOY the day they spent all those countless hours planning. Thankfully, there are hundreds of talented people who can take that stress away from you and truly allow you to enjoy your wedding to its fullest potential.

1. Keeps your day on time

Let’s face it; as much as we would love our wedding to last forever, there is always a beginning, a middle, and unfortunately, an end. Timelines are great to have prepared, but at the end of the day they need to be followed in order to be effective. A day-of coordinator will assist in creating a reasonable timeline based on their expertise and the needs of the wedding, then properly execute it. Yes, your professional MC might remember that it’s time to do the bouquet toss, but it is unlikely they will remember that you wanted to change your dress after dinner. So don’t fear that unexpected bathroom break, your coordinator will start releasing tables for the buffet in an orderly fashion to keep dinner on track!

2. Your family can relax

The stress of a wedding can take a toll on any type of bride as well as their bridal party, friends, and family. It is inevitable that your Maid of Honor or some family members take it upon themselves to make sure you have the most perfect day. Having a coordinator can relieve your family members and bridal party of their “planning responsibilities” and allow them to be the emotional support they are intended to be. A coordinator can eliminate your family and friends from being employed by your big day and rather allow them to enjoy the day alongside you.

3. Your “go-to” for mishaps

As much as we don’t want to believe, things don’t always go according to plan. Your cousin brings his new girlfriend who wasn’t accounted for on the table assignments, your old college roommate recently turned vegan and can’t eat what’s on the menu, or Uncle Rico has taken one too many shots at the open bar. Instead of being bothered, your coordinator intercepts any mishaps before they are even brought to your attention so you can enjoy those signature drinks, that premium steak dinner, and catch up with old friends. Not to mention, your coordinator acts as a bridge between the venue, service staff, guests, and vendors to ensure everyone is on the same page.

4. Professional “mom”

Your day-of coordinator not only acts as a personal assistant for physical activities throughout the day, but also provides a sense of calm and reassurance when those last minute jitters creep in. They make sure you eat, grab the bag for the money dance, and even throw together a make-shift bouquet for the bouquet toss because the florist accidentally forgot to leave it. Their goodie-bag of tricks is the home to that needle and thread you need when your bustle button falls off, the back up cake cutting set you need when you realize your brother left yours in the car, and the mountain of bobby pins when we need to re-pin that up-do after a full night of dancing before the grand exit. Whether it’s tissues or super glue, your coordinator is there, right by your side, for literally anything that you need; emotionally or physically.

5. Reduces Stress

There is a ton of pressure to execute every little detail a bride has planned for her big day. A day-of coordinator takes that burden away from the bride which ultimately allows her to enjoy the small things rather than worry about them. With a coordinator, the bride and groom will feel a sense of certainty and comfort knowing exactly where they should be and what they should be doing. Don’t worry about lining up bridesmaids for the grand entrance, tracking down the Father of the Bride for his toast, assembling centerpieces, or even set-up and clean-up for the day.

As a bride, you won’t have to lift a finger. Even the simplest, smallest weddings will benefit from having someone to take the worry off your plate. Get the most out of your day, use the venue to its fullest potential, enjoy the decor, taste the food, nibble on appetizers, and leave the stress to your day-of coordinator.

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