So what is a wedding coordinator again and what do they do? A wedding coordinator is responsible for making sure that the big day goes off without a hitch. They are the mastermind behind every detail, from coordinating with vendors to making sure the bride and groom are stress-free and happy. But what exactly does a day in the life of a wedding coordinator look like? Let’s take a closer look.
When it comes to prep work, there’s a lot more to do than you think. And that’s just one reason you need a coordinator.
They work with you in advance to put together a timeline. This timeline is what will make sure everything goes smoothly. They’ll also make sure that they have all your vendor’s information. They’ll reach out to them in advance and let them know they’ll be their point of contact. That way, no one is bothering you on the most important and exciting day of your life!
Coordinating the Rehearsal
After the prep, there’s the rehearsal. A wedding coordinator plays a crucial role in coordinating the rehearsal for the big day. During the rehearsal, they will work with your wedding party to ensure that everyone knows their roles and responsibilities. And where they stand. Believe it or not, it’s more difficult than you think.
They will make sure they are familiar with the timeline of the ceremony, music cues, and work with the officiant to make sure they have everything they need.
By coordinating the rehearsal, the wedding coordinator takes the stress off of you, your family, and your wedding party. All they need to do is be your hype people!
When you book a coordinator through Three Twenty Studio, you have them for 7 hours on the day of your wedding. They’ll communicate with you in advance on what time they’re arriving and where they’ll be arriving. Our coordinator will touch base with you and your soon to be spouse to make sure all the getting ready details are going smoothly.
If necessary, they’ll also touch base and oversee the set-up of decorations, ensuring that everything is set up and good to go.
Assisting the Wedding Party
As your wedding day progresses, the wedding coordinator will assist the wedding party with getting ready. This may include helping the bride with their veil, or pinning boutonnieres. They’ll also make sure your wedding party is where they need to be for photos.
Coordinating the Ceremony
During the ceremony, the wedding coordinator will make sure that everything goes according to plan. They will cue the music and ensure that the processional and recessional go smoothly.
After the ceremony, they will make sure the wedding license gets signed and in the right hands. The wedding coordinator will also ensure that the wedding party and guests move smoothly to the reception area, where they will oversee the rest of the evening’s events.
Managing the Reception
While you party, your coordinator keeps the timeline going. This includes working with the caterer to ensure the buffet opens or dinner is served at the correct time. They will also coordinate with the DJ or band to make sure first dances get going.
The wedding coordinator will also ensure that any speeches or toasts are given on time. They’ll make sure you know when it’s time for the bouquet and garter toss. And most importantly, they’ll make sure you have time to eat! Believe it or not, a lot of couples don’t eat on their wedding night! And in case you forgot, eating is important! haha
Wrapping Up the Night
As the evening comes to a close, they will also ensure that any gifts or personal belongings have been safely stored for the newlyweds or their family to collect later. If you have any formal send off, they’ll work to make sure the guests have what they need to execute the send off for your photo and/or video team to capture.
Having a wedding coordinator is crucial for any couple planning their wedding. They’ll help you manage your timeline, be the day-of point of contact, and be your logistics master! With their expertise and attention to detail, a wedding coordinator is essential in ensuring that your vision becomes a reality.