May 21, 2008

DOC Tip # 3

Tell your ceremony officiant, reception facility, and catering manager that you have hired a day-of coordinator.

Often, the banquet captain takes on the role of coordinator for the reception. You will avoid a lot of confusion by letting them know in advance that they do not have to handle the food service and coordinate the formalities like lining up the wedding party for introductions too.

Your DOC is the go-to person for all vendor concerns. The bride and groom should not be bothered with last minute issues such as "Who moved the gift card box?" or "When do you want to cut the cake?"

Your ceremony venue may have an assigned "wedding coordinator" who directs the rehearsal and ceremony to uphold the rules and regulations of the church/synagogue/hall. Sometimes they don't appreciate the additional wedding day coordinator so it is important to clearly determine the role of each coordinator ahead of time.