Updated: Feb 18
Maybe you’re the planning type. You like spreadsheets’ details. You add things to your to-do list that you’ve already done just for the pleasure of crossing them off. We get it.
But even the most skilled wedding planner will need a day-of coordinator when it’s time to get married. As the bride or groom, you have an essential role and won’t have time to deal with a parking problem or a seating arrangement issue among your guest.
A wedding is like a concert, and whether you envision a three-piece band or an entire orchestra, someone has to make sure everything is in place — the musicians, the instruments, the music, the music stands, the chairs for the musicians. If anyone of the critical parts is missed, it’s chaos for the musicians and the audience.
What can a day-of coordinator do for you?
1. Reduce Your Stress
Getting married is high up on the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory for a good reason. It’s a significant life decision, plus it’s a huge event, and everyone you know is watching you!
If your photographer is late or the DJ doesn't have enough microphones, you don’t want to hear about it. You want a calm, experienced coordinator to step in, wave her magic wand, and make everything better. Or, at the very least, make you feel that everything will be okay.
2. Improve Your Guests’ Experience
Guests will have plenty to say about your wedding. “The band is too loud. Can you have them play lower?” “The room is too cold. Can you have them turn down the air?” These are not issues you want to have to deal with on your wedding day.
A day-of coordinator ensures a smooth experience for your guests. She will have a complete emergency kit with everything from ibuprofen to bug spray and a host of other items you don’t know you need.
She’s there to track the details from beginning to end, communicating with vendors, and keeping your event on the schedule.
3. Get Back Precious Time
We all know how hectic life can get. And that’s everyday life before you start planning a wedding! Envisioning months of working full-time while planning a wedding with your spouse-to-be can make you feel overwhelmed.
Any tasks you can hand over to a trusted friend, family member, or wedding planner, you should. Emotions are running high. Everyone is nervous. Your mom might ask you at the last minute if you wanted the makeup artist to put that much eyeshadow on you. Take some of the pressure off yourself by having a “go-to” person on the day of.
Even mom will appreciate you having the extra help.
Your day-of coordinator anticipates the level of emotional energy and works to keep it at a manageable level, saving you time, frustration, and annoyance.
4. Ensure End Results
When you plan a wedding, you want your day to turn out precisely how you envisioned it. Your day-of coordinator is onsite hours before you get there, ensuring the correct color of linens is set out, and the air conditioning is set low enough. She doesn’t overlook even one crucial detail. With so much invested in your wedding day, you will want to make sure all your planning is captured beautifully in your wedding photos. A day of coordinator is the perfect insurance plan for making sure your dreams come to fruition.
5. Minimize Regrets
There are no do-overs. Whatever happens, happens, and you can’t change it. You don’t want to look back on your day and remember how your bartender ran out of beer, or the lead singer in the band had too much to drink and forgot the words to your first dance as husband and wife.
Your day-of coordinator anticipates any possible mishaps and stops them before they happen. For one day, she’s your best friend, your protector, your trusted advisor, your lifeline. You deserve to have someone like her making your wedding day unique, memorable — and just the way you imagined it.
Entyse Lyfe is here to guide you in deciding what ceremony is suitable for you as a couple during these funky times. There are so many options and so many details to sort out. Our goal is to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. Please register for an online Wedding Workshop with us to learn more.