Jenkins and Co. is a full service wedding planning firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina serving couples throughout the Southeast.
As your wedding day gets closer, you will feel all different kinds of emotions. You may likely feel overwhelmed on the big day whether you decide to arrange it yourself or hire a wedding planner. How can you be expected to get married and manage the logistics of your event? The answer is by having a day-of coordinator! But how important is hiring a day of wedding coordinator, and why can hiring one get expensive? As a wedding planning company based in Charlotte North Carolina, here is the investment behind hiring a day of wedding coordinator.
A day-of wedding coordinator is like a fairy godmother who takes the responsibility of hosting your wedding off your shoulders. Think of this person as your personal assistant on the wedding day, the event manager, the point person, and the quarterback on the wedding day. Your day of wedding coordinator is the creative problem solver who steps in when things go wrong and often fixes problems before they even happen. You will only see a day-of coordinator once or twice during the month leading up to the wedding. You’ll finalize your wedding day timeline, ceremony details, vendor lists, contact information, and every nuance of your preparations for the big day.
But is it really important to hire a day-of wedding coordinator? Let’s find out why having a day-of wedding coordinator is crucial on the day of your wedding.
When you think about the wedding planning process, it’s taking you an entire year or more, hundreds of hours, countless emails and meetings, and THOUSANDS of dollars to plan this wedding. Taking all of that into account, could one person really just come in and manage all of that in one day with no pre-work? No Way! On average (depending on your location), a GOOD, reputable, professional Wedding Day Coordinator should cost $2500 or more. Here’s why: they are beginning to coordinate your event about 60-90 days before your wedding and spending upwards of 30-50 hours coordinating all the details and executing the wedding weekend.
Before the wedding day, they are, having meetings with you to gather all your details and logistics, do site visits, coordinate with all the wedding vendors, create timelines and floorplans, and be readily available as a soundboard for all of your pre-wedding jitters!
On the wedding weekend, they execute your rehearsal the day before your wedding, pick up all of your wedding decor to be set up on the wedding day, and finally, on the wedding day, they arrive as soon as the venue opens, with their team to coordinate.
Overall, a day of wedding coordinator is managing all vendors, decor setup, running the timeline, and spending about 12-15 hours on site from setup to breakdown, so you don’t have to. If you take the time to invest in a quality, professional coordinator, you will enjoy your wedding day to the fullest! If you are looking for a day of coordinator, review our packages for couples getting married in the Charlotte, North Carolina area!
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