We're definitely looking at having a pretty tight budget, but I will say when I found out that our day-of coordinator offered a service for "month of" coordination, I JUMPED on it. I am at the point now where I definitely wish I had someone else taking over coordination earlier. If you've got someone that you can appoint to help as I've seen in messages above, that could work for you! You could also find out if some planners have different packages where they can take over 3 months before etc. I loved picking everything out and communicating with the vendors and getting deposits etc done BUT... I'm over it now that I'm 3.5 months or so away from the wedding haha.
Since my budget was tight and bridesmaids numbers small, I appointed one of my bestfriend for that roll and she was honored. Might be something to think about if you have someone who you trust and wouldn't mind being that person.
Our budget is veryyyyy tight too but since we live in Vancouver Island and the wedding will be in Toronto, we got a day of coordinator! It’s pretty affordable and reasonable. Their price included decor rentals and unlimited texts/emails/calls too! I got Kilig Events & Design and they’re amazing and accommodating!
Hiring a month/day of coordinator was the best money we ever spent on the wedding and I recommend it to everyone, if you can squeeze it into your budget it. The cost was not bad at all and she was incredible. Even with all of my crazy over planning, I would have been absolutely lost without her. She started six weeks before the wedding when things start to get really crazy with finalizing everything - I have incredibly busy work days and I would check my phone at lunch and see that she had replied to so many emails on my behalf that I never would have been able to juggle. I lot of people mistake venue coordinator as wedding coordinators and they are not the same thing - The venue coordinator does not care about details, only logistics on their end. A wedding coordinator will schedule every minute and detail of your day and handle everything on your behalf so you can just enjoy! Mine was amazing - I struggle with anxiety and even when we took a wrong turn and were late arriving for hair and makeup, she was there with texts handling both the schedule shift and my worry. Our wedding day was perfect and I owe a lot of that to her and her assistant - They dealt with absolutely every detail and made sure the right people were where they needed to be at the right times.
My fiance and I weren't going to have one at the start of planning but then we talked to our venue and she highly recommended one. I'm so glad we did get one. I won't have to worry about anything the day of the wedding. She will take care of everything the day of. I found a DAY OF Coordinator that would accommodate to our needs and our budget. She'll be taking all of our decor the night before. She will be taking care of all of the decor set up for the ceremony and reception in the morning of the wedding. Taking questions from any of the vendors that may have questions when they arrival at the venue. She will also be helping us with the timing of walking down the aisle as well as timing of walking into the reception. She will also be helping with the take down as well at the end of the night