Should we hire a wedding planner or day-of coordinator?

On your wedding day, you will have many thoughts, questions, and concerns running through your head. It’s most helpful to have a professional on-hand to help combat some of the noise. If you’re hosting a wedding for 100 or more guests, we recommend hiring a day-of coordinator or a wedding planner. We’ve seen many weddings that didn’t have one and it makes such a positive difference on your day to have someone helping to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Some venues offer wedding planners within their packages, while others don’t. You should double-check with your venue before hiring someone exclusively.

It’s important to find out what services your planner or coordinator can offer, such as if they help plan your wedding, check-in with vendors, walk through the wedding day activities with you, and are present throughout the whole wedding day. Some planners only offer ceremony help, while others only help with planning and charge extra for day-of help. We highly recommend hiring at least a day-of coordinator.

The last thing you want to be doing on your wedding day is stressing out about your vendors or making sure everything is running on time. Hiring a professional with the experience to keep things on track and minimize the risk of things going wrong is worth the investment.