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Day of coordinator?!

Jessica, on January 6, 2019 at 21:48 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 8
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To have a wedding coordinator or to not have? What do you think? I have a decorator, but a lot of friends have told me that getting the coordinator was a life saver so I am thinking of getting one. What are your thoughts? Are they worth it?

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Latest activity by Candace, on January 26, 2019 at 01:47
  • Candace
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
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    We have a coordinator included in our venue rental and she has truly been a life saver. She has been able to answer so many questions for me in a timely manner that have really helped us with our planning. She even measured a lot of spaces for us! She is super familiar with the venue and how things will transition, she can coordinate with all my vendors on the day of so I can truly focus on getting ready and being excited (and so can my MOH and mom), and I can send her Pinterest ideas and she can tell me honestly if she thinks they will work or not.
    Im not sure if I find her so helpful because I’m planning a wedding 4 hours away from the venue or if that’s how everyone feels about them but based on my experience I would recommend one!
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  • Julie
    Expert March 2019 Ontario
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    Our Venue comes with a Wedding Day cordinator. We saw her when we did our meal tasting, we email and will meet again soon to do the mock up of our Guests table to choose linens, decorations etc. I feel comfortable with her already which helps.
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  • Erin
    Super September 2019 Ontario
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    I'm hiring a day of coordinator for sure. That said, she's a co-worker and friend of mine who I want to be there anyway, but I know she simply wouldn't enjoy herself unless she felt useful.
    For me, the peace of mind of having someone else handle all the menusha is worth it.
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  • J
    Newbie June 2019 Ontario
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    Thanks for the tip! I have spoken with my venue and the owner said they will be there to "help" but he didn't really say there is a coordinator there. I also wanted a female who perhaps has already been married for the help...haha.

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  • Jennifer
    Super July 2019 Ontario
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    Hey Jessica! welcome to our community! its a great resource of awesome people!

    I have a coordinator because my dj does dj'ing and coordination as well. if they didn't. i would be having one of my friends doing it.

    i did it for a friend. and she said it was so helpful to not worry about stuff. so that day i went to the venue and made sure everything was good and they had what they needed. and i set up the centerpieces (venue did everything else). i was also her point of contact for all the vendors. so all the vendors had my name/number if they needed anything the day of. even the bride and grooms family knew to find me if they needed anything.

    if you don't hire someone...i would see if you have a friend or family member that can help out.

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    I agree and I would check with your venue. Ours does have one in the contract of our package so we didn't have to hire one. I would strongly recommend it though since you will not have time to deal with vendors, or guests who are trying to find their way on the day-of. They make sure things are running smoothly so you don't have to!

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
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    I think that it depends on the size of your wedding, how many venues you are having, etc.

    My wedding is 250 people (1 point for having a DOC), but is all at the same venue (1 point for NOT having a DOC), BUUUUT the main thing for me was that my venue has NO CELL PHONE reception!!! (+20 points for having a DOC!)

    My DOC will make sure that every vendor is all set up (it also helps that my DOC is the venue owner Smiley tongue)

    It will make a difference to have one but with the cost being what it is (anywhere from $500-$2000) - make sure you weigh the option of just having a really attentive wedding party!

    Also, congrats on the engagement!!!!

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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
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    Hi Jessica,

    Congratulations on your engagement and welcome to the WW community!

    Before booking one, I'd suggest checking your venue's contract, as they sometimes include a day-of coordinator. If they don't then I would encourage you to get one. They'll be your point-person behind the scene (receive vendors, help with setup, answer any questions, make sure everything is on time) while you and your FH get ready/enjoy your wedding day! Smiley smile

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