Many bride-to-bes (and some grooms… but mostly brides) wonder: Why pay for someone to coordinate the day you’ve worked so hard to make happen? Well, to me, the answer is in the question.
Having a Coordinator basically means having someone who can step in to make sure all your hard work pays off and that your day goes as smoothly as it possibly can – leaving you to sit back, relax and enjoy it!
Many couples think of planning and on the day coordination as being a package; that you can’t have one without the other, but that’s simply not true. If you’ve thrown yourself in to wedding planning and know just how you want to day to run, that’s all the more reason to bring in on the day coordination: Give yourself a pat on the back for all your hard work and let someone else take the reigns while you bask in the glory of your excellent planning!
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Here are 5 popular questions, regarding On The Day Coordination, answered…
‘How will you know how I want everything?’
My answer, you’ll tell me! We’ll have a face-to-face consultation, a site visit if needed, and we’ll go through your total vision to make sure I’m familiar with every aspect of the day.
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‘Will I be told if there’s a hiccup on the day?’
My answer, it’s down to you how much you want to be told on the day. Not many weddings go without even a small bump in the road, so I would advise that an (easily dealt with) hiccup needn’t be your problem – that’s what I’m there for!
No one wants any stress they don’t need – and on your wedding day, you need ZERO stress. If it’s something that needs your attention then of course you will be informed, and I’ll present you with possible solutions for you to authorise.
‘Do you coordinate with the rest of the suppliers on the day?’
My answer, yes absolutely! I introduce myself 4-6 weeks before the wedding and make sure everyone is happy and sure of their role in the day. I’ll also provide everyone with timings and a floor plan detailing where they will be setting up, etc. Then, on the day, I’ll be coordinating them all and making sure everyone is ready when they need to be ready.
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‘Ooh but I’m a control freak, I need to know what’s going on!’
My answer, I feel you! In my own life I’m a total control freak and, knowing how it feels, I will always adapt my services to suit my client – whether that means telling you next to nothing (some people just love an “everything is on track” email once a week) or sending you regular updates with images, so you can see for yourself how everything is going. As long as you’re happy and able to relax, that’s all that matters.
‘My venue have a wedding day coordinator that is included in our hire fee, what’s the difference between them and you?’
My answer to this is a slightly longer one… Venue coordinator duties will differ from venue to venue, but what doesn’t vary is that their main priority will be the venue and what has been agreed on paper.
A venue’s Coordinator may not be concerned with the timings of your suppliers coming in and out of the venue, nor with the styling and decoration of the day. They’re also likely to come to you, or your wedding party, with any hiccups that may pop up, however small.
An On the Day Coordinator would be employed by you and therefore YOU would be their top priority. They would be there to work with the venue, and with your suppliers, on your behalf – to make your day the absolute best it an be!
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So there you have it – a brief summary of why On the Day Coordination is SO great!
If you want to know anymore about the benefits of On the Day Coordination, or how I can help you with your day, then get in touch!
No two weddings are the same so everything is tailored to your requirements – just let me know how I can help and I’ll respond with options that I feel would suit you and your needs!