A wedding planner and a day-of wedding coordinator differ. While a wedding planner helps to prepare the wedding atmosphere leading up to the big special day, they are not responsible for how the day goes on the day of the wedding.

Wedding Planning - 5/22/2024

A wedding planner and a day-of wedding coordinator differ. While a wedding planner helps to prepare the wedding atmosphere leading up to the big special day, they are not responsible for how the day goes on the day of the wedding. When working in the wedding industry, the importance of knowing your responsibilities and place is essential. Afterall, you are taking on a big role to make the couple and those who attend the event happy.

In this blog written by the wedding show professionals at Oklahoma Bridal, we will discuss the responsibilities of a day-of wedding coordinator.

What a day-of wedding coordinators responsibilities are:

Make sure everyone stays on schedule: Most importantly, the task of a day-of wedding coordinator is to make sure that everyone stays on schedule. Many may fall off schedule for a variety of reasons ranging from nerves, excitement, meeting guests etc. Your job is to follow the schedule and stick to it.
Be prepared to make changes if an unforeseen event takes place: Sometimes life throws us curve balls. Because of this, it is important to have a backup plan when unforeseen events take place. Your job is to reorder the plans to seamlessly alter the day without the couple or their family members stressing or being affected negatively.
Make sure vendors show up and do their job: It is essential as a day-of wedding coordinator to make sure that vendors show up and do their job. Because couples hire the venue, caterers, and photographers for an allotted amount of time, the wedding must stay on track.
Assist with small needs: Assisting with small needs that the family and couple may want is essential in order to make the day run smoothly. For example, if the bride needs assistance with her train prior to walking down the aisle, help her. Her appreciation for your assistance throughout the day will go a long way.

Wedding planners and day-of wedding coordinators differ. While wedding planners tend to assist with the planning leading up to the big special day, day-of wedding coordinators assist with the plans that take place on the day of the wedding. Are you in search of a place to promote your wedding services? If so, come and attend an Oklahoma Bridal Show. There are many brides to be that will come and want your services provided on their big special day.