What does a day of coordinator do?
Why hire a day of coordinator? If you're reading this, you are probably planning your own wedding, and love handling all the details of designing and creating your event... from the cake flavors to the flower colors... to the cute succulent wedding favors you're giving your guests. You have Pinterest pulled up on every device you own all day long, and love all the ideas that you run across on all the wedding blogs and in those gorgeous magazines. You have this planning thing down, and that means your wedding is going to be lovely and memorable! But do you really want to be handling the details on the day of your event? Stressing about vendors being on-time and your bridesmaids walking down the aisle at the right time while you're hiding in the wings for your turn to come down the aisle? You deserve a break after all the planning and choosing. THIS is what a day-of-coordinator is for. HERE is another article from Huff Post on day-of coordination.
First things first - Lets straighten out some language. A "day-of" planner is a total misnomer. Your wedding coordinator should be so much more than that! A wedding coordinator usually starts work on your wedding 30 days out from your big day at the walkthroughs. We actually start about 6-8 weeks out at Sweetly Paired - to take more of the stress of planning off of you. See our services page for more detail!
Your wedding coordinator or planner is the person in your day who has your best interest at heart in EVERY decision they make. Your other vendors care about your day, of course, but they have the best interest of their part of the day in the forefront of their mind. The photographer is not worried about your salad being wilty, they want you to have the best photos possible. Your DJ is focused on entertainment. Flowers are not important to him. Your caterer doesn't care if you get that perfect lighting for that bridal portrait... they are focused on making sure your guests eat on time. The venue coordinator has the venue's best interests at heart. That's what they are SUPPOSED to be doing. All of them have their area of expertise, and they excel in that area. You need that day of coordinator to balance all of those experts and make sure things run smoothly and balanced between them.
If you have more questions - reach out! We're happy to help. We coordinate weddings all over Colorado! firstname.lastname@example.org
Lilli Black is a wedding coordinator, planner and designer in Denver Colorado. She works in Denver, as well as all over Colorado. She has been in the wedding industry for many years, and has planned more than 1000 weddings in Colorado.