Most of us don’t realize the work planning a wedding until the engagement. In a recent survey, 40 percent of brides spend 10-15 hours per week on the wedding. It’s almost a part time job. While many wish they could afford to hire a wedding planner to handle every detail, the majority simply cannot afford it.
Manage the wedding
When it comes to the day itself, the work and stress doesn’t stop. There are tables to set, deliveries to sign for, timing to determine, and vendors to handle. Guess who gets to do this? You! Unless…you hire another person to help. Hiring a day of wedding coordinator is one of the best investments you will make for that special day
What is a Day of Coordinator
A day-of coordinator (or “DOC”) is a planner who is hired to help you with the wedding day itself. Some name the DOC as an Event Manager or Month-Of Coordinator. They are usually wedding organizers who offer day-of coordination as one planning package choices for brides who cannot pay for full planning. DOCs are normal hired some months before the wedding day and begin working with the bride 3-6 weeks prior to the wedding.
Services that are provided:
3 – 4 weeks to a month prior – assist with timeline, collect vendor contracts and contact info;
1 -2 weeks prior – Contact all vendors for arrival, set up and tear down, send out timeline and vendor list to all vendors;
Day before– attend and coordinate rehearsal along with church official;
Day of – Arrive at venue when first vendor arrives. Direct all vendors, set up personal items, manage the timing and flow of event; point of contact for questions/concerns and take care of personal items at the end of event.