(Closed) Do I need a “day of” coordinator?

posted 12 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Day of coordinator

    is a must have!

    would be nice, but not necessary

    totally unnecessary

  • Post # 3
    18 posts

    I would get a day of coordinator so you have no worries.  I am getting married at a hotel so they provide a day of coordinator.  I’m sure you can get a deal, maybe $500 or so, for just the day.  🙂

    Post # 4
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    If your caterer doesn’t think a day of coordination is a must, that might because he is used to doing the coordinating himself.  Our first caterer (long story) was used to doing all of the coordinating himself; he was there from hours before the wedding to hours after setting up, cleaning up, making sure things arrive on time, etc… 

    If you are worried because you can’t find much about him on the internet, I would ask him directly for references.  Ask anyone he recommends for references, too.  The more references you can get from him the better, but at least 3-5.  If you still feel uncomfortable, you can always call around to coordinators.  A lot of them will do consultations/research on individual items.  Any good coordinator should be able to tell you all about the caterer for a really nominal fee and without any commitment for services.

    Post # 5
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Definitely something I cannot afford but, if I could I would definitely do it.

    Post # 6
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2021

    i was hesitant to hire a day of coordinator at first, thinking vendors and family could help with the details. then when i was listing things to do on the day (organizing of guests, keeping the timeline, setting up reception details, etc) and not wanting to put stress on any family members, i started researching coordinators. there are so many talented coordinators that you can find one to fit your style and budget.

    Post # 7
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    hmm, I wonder if we are using the same venue on Maui?! I am using the Haiku Sugar Mill Ruins?

    I am using a full wedding coordinator because I have never been to Maui so she is putting me in touch with vendors and doing negotiating on my behalf. I found a lot of wedding planners in Maui that offer full coordination and also day of coordination that aren’t too expensive. I haven’t had my wedding yet, but I imagine a day of coordinator will just let you fully enjoy the day and not have to worry about anything. You don’t want the cater or any other vendor knocking on your door the morning of to tell you there is some issue – it’s going to be so nice to let someone else do all the worrying!

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