Do I need to hire a wedding coordinator?

Wedding Coordination

If you’re wondering whether you should hire a wedding coordinator or have been thinking about booking a wedding coordination service, then today’s blog will be the perfect read for you!

As a multi-award-winning wedding coordinator working across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and Essex, I understand that after all of the blood, sweat and tears you’ve put into planning your wedding, you will, of course, want the plans to come together perfectly on the day!

For most couples, planning a wedding takes a lot of time and money, so it’s essential that your wedding runs smoothly and that your vision is bought to life precisely how you imagined. Hiring a Wedding Coordinator will ensure a smooth lead-up to your wedding and give you the confidence that you can relax on your wedding day without worrying about what is happening behind the scenes.

What does a wedding coordinator do?

Well, firstly, it’s worth mentioning that a wedding coordination service is perfectly suited to couples who have chosen to get married in a dry-hire wedding venue. It may be that your wedding is taking place in a beautiful rustic barn, you’re hosting a garden wedding at home, or perhaps you’re planning a marquee wedding or tipi wedding on private land.

The common thread of a dry-hire wedding venue is that there won’t be a wedding coordinator attached to the wedding venue, which means you’ll be granted access to the space, and from there, the rest of your wedding plans are up to you. Unlike a traditional wedding venue, there won’t be a wedding coordinator on-site to manage your day, take care of any last-minute jobs or deal with any issues as they arise.

As a professional wedding coordinator, I’ll work with you in the last few weeks before your wedding to add a professional touch to your wedding plans. I’ll review the plans you’ve made, identify any gaps or areas that are concerning and help you find a solution to fix any problems.

I’ll check through your plans in detail and advise you on your timings and schedule of events and, from there, will become the main point of contact for your wedding suppliers. I’m then with you on the wedding day itself to ensure your plans come together and to step in and manage any unforeseen events that might crop up.

What is the main benefit of hiring a wedding coordinator?

Working with a professional Wedding Coordinator will take the stress away and leave you to relax, safe in the knowledge that we’ll take excellent care of your wedding. Here’s what one of my couples, Amy and Sam, had to say about hiring me as their wedding coordinator:

“We decided to hire Jo to be our Wedding Coordinator as we were panicking that we would have to deal with and direct suppliers on our wedding day. We chose to get married in a lovely barn in Norfolk, but aside from having somebody at the barn to liaise with about the booking, we didn’t receive any support throughout the wedding planning stages. As the wedding grew closer, we know that we didn’t want to worry about the little jobs on the day, but we also wanted to make sure the plans we had made run smoothly. Neither of us had planned a wedding before, so we did our best but just wanted some professional input too. Jo was honestly like our own wedding fairy godmother!. We’d highly recommend her to anybody!”

My membership body, The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners has also written a great article about hiring a Wedding Coordinator; you can read it here.

If you’re getting married in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge or Essex and would like to learn more about my wedding coordination service, I’d love to hear from you!

You can reach me on 0800 772 0765 or to check availability.


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