My Venue Already Has a Coordinator…Do I Still Need a Day-of Coordinator? (4)Photo Credit: BridgetQ Photography

Today’s guest post comes to us from Sarah Basch of Without A Hitch, a Boston based Day-of Coordinator. Enjoy!

At Without a Hitch Boston we are often asked, “do I still need the help of a day-of coordinator if my venue already has its own coordinator?” Many venues have a coordinator included in their services- this person is employed by the venue to manage the events it hosts.  Having a venue coordinator is a great advantage but it is not the same as a day-of coordinator. A day-of coordinator is someone you trust with all tasks, big and small on your big day.

Read the full post after the cut!

My Venue Already Has a Coordinator…Do I Still Need a Day-of Coordinator? (5)Photo Credit: Paul Robert Berman Photography

Venue Coordinator vs. Day-of Coordinator

Venue coordinators are a fantastic addition to your wedding.  They oversee the facility and the staff they provide on the day of.  Venue coordinators often help with menu selection, recommend vendors that the venue has previously worked with and sometimes even help coordinate your wedding timeline.  They have expert knowledge about the venue and know the ins and outs of general set up, but the main difference between the venue coordinator and DOC (day-of coordinator) is that a venue coordinator works for the VENUE.

My Venue Already Has a Coordinator…Do I Still Need a Day-of Coordinator? (3)Photo Credit: Debbie Harmon Photography

A DOC works for YOU.  We consider the relationship between a couple and their DOC to be one of the most important things when it comes to planning your walk down the aisle.  Having a day-of coordinator who you connect with and who understands how you want your wedding to unfold saves you, and your venue coordinator, a lot of unnecessary stress.

While most venue coordinators are likely not interested in any part of your wedding offsite, we are with you 100% of the way- whether it’s leading your rehearsal, picking up breakfast for the bridal party, or venue coordination at the church or park for the ceremony. Your DOC will know every detail of your wedding- who your maid of honor is, which centerpieces go on what tables, and when it’s the perfect time to cut the cake. We are on-the-spot problem solvers that share your vision for your big day- so when the best man loses his speech or when your dress isn’t bustling correctly, you have someone to help. The day-of coordinators at Without A Hitch Boston know how to handle all of these small but important details that makes all the difference on your big day.

My Venue Already Has a Coordinator…Do I Still Need a Day-of Coordinator? (2)Photo Credit: Elizabeth Bradford Photography

So do I need both?

Every couple is different, but here at Without A Hitch Boston we know the importance of an impeccably run wedding day.  On such a special day we believe that the couple’s main concern should be walking down the aisle to marry the love of their life and having an unforgettable night.  As day-of coordinators, we are there to take care of everything else, and we handle it all.

My Venue Already Has a Coordinator…Do I Still Need a Day-of Coordinator? (1)Photo Credit: Stacie Kirkwood Photography

Having both a venue coordinator and a DOC that work together makes for a flawless wedding day.  Our team at Without A Hitch Boston loves working with venue coordinators to ensure that your wedding day is exactly the way you dreamed it to be.

Thanks Sarah! Are you looking for help coordinating your wedding day? If so, please be sure to check out Without a Hitch’s WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.


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