What Brides Should Know About Wedding Planners and Day-Of Coordinators

Wedding Planner vs. Day-of Coordinator

Wedding Planning - 11/6/2020

Oklahoma brides take wedding planning seriously. It's a big moment in their lives and they want it to be the day of their dreams. Many wedding professionals are needed to make this dream a reality. Of them all, wedding planners and day-of coordinators might be the unsung heroes.

Here is a breakdown of what brides should know about wedding planners and day-of coordinators:

1. Wedding planners: A wedding planner will help couples plan their dream wedding. Planners know the local wedding industry and have years of experience to pull together the perfect event. Wedding planners are a great option for brides who aren't sure how to plan a large event, don't know the area, or are very busy and would benefit from someone else doing the research. Keep in mind that some planners have a set aesthetic or may only work within a specific network of vendors which may be somewhat limiting to the couple's wedding vision.
2. Day-of coordinators: Planning a wedding is only half the battle. The day of the event puts all these millions of details in motion, and typically brides don't have the bandwidth to manage all of it. This is where the beauty of a day-of wedding coordinator comes in. This person makes sure the tables are set, the band knows where to set up, the photographer takes pictures of the right people, and takes care of last-minute crises like stains on the wedding dress or a flower girl meltdown.
3. Hybrid services: Many wedding planners offer both planning and coordinating services. It may be the same planner who is on-site for the event, or they may have an associate that will manage the wedding.

Having dedicated professionals who are devoted to the planning and execution of a couple's wedding can be a very valuable investment for a bride and groom. Check out Oklahoma Bridal Show's planning partners or register for our winter bridal show.