Can I just plan my own wedding from beginning to end? Of course you can! But the real question is do you want to?
It takes a vast amount of time to truly plan a wedding, especially since it’s the one day of your life you’ve been dreaming about it since you were a child! There are logistics which you probably haven’t even thought about at this time. However, these details are everyday tasks for someone with experience.
Many wedding venues now include a Day-of-Wedding Coordinator with their facility fee. Some venues also provide a Site Manager to manage staffing and vendor arrivals. Both work as a team trouble shooting any complications which may come up. This team helps everything run smoothly to reduce the stress of the wedding planning process.
Wedding Coordinator Responsibilities
Your Wedding Coordinator will provide a detailed timeline for your ceremony and reception. She will use this timeline to keep everyone on track from start to finish. If a day-of-coordinator is not included with your venue, many brides consider hiring a wedding planner. An experienced planner is well worth the investment just to help assure the couple’s day is as stress free as possible. The Wedding Coordinator will be your ‘best friend’ at the end of the day, and your go-to person for nearly everything!
Questions you have to ask yourself are:
- Do I want to be responsible for thinking about the time to make a toast, cut the cake or have special dances?
- Do you have the time to make arrangements for lodging, a departure vehicle, catering – tastings and arranging a menu?
- Or, do you want to relax and enjoy this special time in your life?
Wedding Coordinators are a MUST!
Most brides, even those who still want control of their day, opt for the coordinator when their budget allows. This is especially true if you are planning a destination wedding and need recommendations and assistance with florists and caterers. Wedding Coordinators are often experts on all types of weddings to help you turn your dream into a reality.
This is your day to shine. A Wedding Coordinator should be your right hand person to handle all details to pull it all together from start to finish. She can even help plan your rehearsal dinner. This allows you to take the time to just simply be the bride, not the planner.
Clients recognize Old Glory Ranch as a full service venue from the time they tour until they leave for their honeymoon. The Old Glory Site Manager often assists in event planning from the beginning. She works with your day of coordinator to form a tag team to assist you with your big day.
Old Glory Ranch has received accolades from previous clients and been awarded by their peers in the industry. Old Glory prides themselves in quality service and treating their clients with utmost respect. The couples are Old Glory Ranch’s top priority. OGR shows this by helping as “much” or “as little” as the client desires.