Why You Don’t Need a Day-Of Coordinator

Wedding Planning

You’re here because you think you need a Day-Of Coordinator for your wedding. Or maybe your venue requires you to hire one. But here’s the thing… there is no such thing as a Day-Of Coordinator.

  Image:    Ryan & ALyssa Photography

Image: Ryan & ALyssa Photography

You may be confused at this point. You may be wondering what on earth I’m talking about. But the truth is, there’s no way any professional Wedding Planner can only work for you for one day and pull everything off smoothly, gracefully, and seamlessly. One day isn’t enough. There’s an incredible amount of work that needs to be accomplished. A wedding coordinator has to know every.single.thing about your wedding before the wedding day. If not, things will fall through the cracks, and problems will quickly arise. And ultimately, either you will be even more stressed, or the wedding won’t go as planned…or both.

When I first started Bespoken, I offered Day-Of Coordination, and it honestly never worked out the way I envisioned it. It is in my nature to serve people and be as helpful as possible. I want to guide my clients to host the best wedding they possibly can. I want every single one of my brides, grooms, and their parents to be so stress-free and so relaxed on the wedding day that they feel like they’re an actual guest. I don’t want my clients to think, “Oh, shoot! I forgot to tell my Day-Of Coordinator that there’s another caterer coming later tonight with more desserts!” (Yes. That actually happened.)


Bespoken now offers Event Management. Sure, we are still going to do all of the tasks typically listed under a Coordinator’s job description, but we do SO MUCH MORE. We offer unlimited email communication from the moment you hire us. That way, if you have a question or if you need advice (or if you need to tell me about the mobile caterer arriving near the end of the night), you can shoot your wedding planner an email and ask away. That means you don’t have to wait until 4-6 weeks before your wedding date to talk to us (that’s the typical timeframe a Day-Of Coordinator and Month-Of Coordinator will start working with you and talking to you). By that mark, it’s too late. If we wait until that 6 week mark, there may have been some bad decisions made that you didn’t even know were bad decisions. It’s ok to not know every in and out of the wedding world as a bride. It’s ok that you’re not the wedding expert. You’re not supposed to be. Planning your wedding doesn’t have to be your full-time job. It’s ours. And you don’t have to do all of this alone.

There are so many other benefits to our Event Management services that I couldn’t possibly list them all here, but I would love to tell you more in person. You can check out our services here, and click here to contact us. I can’t wait to hear all about your wedding and how we can work together.

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