While your wedding day is exciting, it can also be a pretty stressful time. If you get the wedding day coordination right and actually understand what is going to happen at each stage of the wedding, it should help things run a little smoother.
Wedding Day Coordination
It is really a good idea to have a wedding coordinator to take charge of some of the final details for you. Carry on reading to discover the order of events both leading up to and during the wedding, and especially the role of the coordinator during these moments.
The Wedding Day Prep
Not weddings are entirely the same but there is certain preparation before most weddings that go-ahead to ensure that the day itself goes well. In the weeks or days leading up to the wedding, your wedding planner or coordinator will meet up with you (the couple and other people closely involved in the wedding). A wedding day schedule will then be built up based on your individual needs where you can make sure you point out any requirements that you have. You will also need to give the planner information about vendors for the big day and contact information for them. They can use everything you give them to make sure the wedding goes without a hitch, so make sure that you cover everything in this pre-wedding meet up and don’t be afraid to ask any questions too.
The Day of the Wedding
If everything is in order, there is not much for you to do on the day of the wedding, apart from making yourself look amazing. The coordinator will set up the venue, taking care of details such as decorations, flowers, and seating. All the vendors will come and set up their individual roles for the big day so that everything is ready for when the guests arrive.
During the Ceremony
While all the hard work is now done, there are still some important jobs for the coordinator to complete when the ceremony is taking place. This includes making sure that guests are sitting in the correct places as per the seating plan. Another role is ensuring that the right music is played for the entrances and all the decorations are in the right places according to your preferences and prior discussion.
At the Reception
While the planners’ job is almost done, there are still a few jobs that need to be completed. This includes making sure all guests are shown to the reception, ensuring that food stations are set and drinks are being served at the correct time to guests, putting gifts in the proper place and so on. As the evening goes on, some final tasks for the coordinator might include directing the happy couple to dinner and make sure the speeches, toasts, cutting of the cake and more goes to plan.
As you can see, there are many roles that a wedding coordinator/ has for your big day, so it’s important that you choose somebody who has experience in this kind of job. This wedding day coordination will take some of the stress off you and means that you can just go with the flow as you make some amazing memories.