My venue has an on-site coordinator.  Do I really need to hire a day-of coordinator?

While this is a personal choice and possibly determined by your budget, it is important to recognize they each have fundamentally different roles and priorities. Let’s explore 4 key differences so that you can make an informed decision.

Key Difference #1

The on-site coordinator’s primary focus is on the venue.  From setting up the floor plan to stocking toilet paper in the restrooms, the on-site coordinator is there to make sure the venue is prepared to host your wedding.

The day-of coordinator’s primary focus is on the client. They build trusting relationships in order to understand and execute the couple’s vision.

Key Difference #2

The on-site coordinator is employed by the wedding venue. They represent the venue’s interests and ensure that the wedding aligns with the venue’s policies.

The day-of coordinator is hired by the couple to provide personalized and dedicated support, relieving the couple of stress which allows them to fully enjoy their wedding day.

Key Difference #3

The on-site coordinator works with the couple to plan the logistics of the wedding day as it pertains to the venue’s policies such as setup, catering, and noise restrictions.

The day-of coordinator works with the couple to execute the day in accordance with the  details that you, together, worked so hard to establish.

Key Difference #4

The on-site coordinator ensures the venue’s resources, such as tables, chairs, linens, and decor items are managed and set up properly.

The day-of coordinator ensures the timeline runs smoothly by communicating and coordinating with all the vendors involved in the wedding.

The Role of Marvalous Wedding

Marvalous Weddings, LLC offers a wedding management service that includes month-of planning and day-of coordination. Beginning 4 to 8 weeks before your big day, we will gather all your vendor planning documents and literally take it from there, organizing, scheduling, and attending to every detail. On the day of your wedding, we will devote up to 12 hours executing all the details, allowing you to relax and focus on the most important thing…the beginning of your new life as husband and wife.

My answer to the title question comes in the form of a testimonial:

“If you’re wondering if hiring a day-of coordinator is worth the investment, it absolutely is. Take that stress off of you and leave it to the best, which is Marva.” Tanisha and Kendrick.

Your Turn

While both the on-site coordinator and day-of coordinator have distinct roles, they both are important in ensuring a successful wedding day. Contact where the focus will be on YOU!!!