Fargo, ND
Wedding Planner vs Day of Coordinator

Wedding Planner vs Day of Coordinator


What’s the difference between a Wedding Planner vs Day of Coordinator in Fargo, ND? We will break it all down for you below.

The main difference is: A wedding planner will handle all of the logistics starting from the beginning of planning. A day of a wedding coordinator is logistically focused, but on a shorter timeline than a planner.

Wedding Planner vs Day of Coordinator

Wedding Planner

  • Unlimited communication from the booked date.
  • Setting up a realistic wedding budget
  • Finding the top DJs, florists, photographers, caterers, bands,  and other vendors in your price range
  • Send off invitations
  • Creates detailed timelines and floor plans.
  • Attends site tours and menu tastings.
  • Help with choosing bridesmaid dresses and other wedding party attire.
  • Help with picking wedding favors
  • Making sure the wedding party is in the right place at the right time
  • Manages the rehearsal.
  • Managing the wedding day: supervising vendors, setup, and delivery; handling emergencies.
  • Helping to plan and book your honeymoon.
  • making sure that any rentals or borrowed items are returned.
  • Anything else that may be in their contract.
  • 80-100 hours of work

Day of Coordinator

  •  10 Hours Day of Wedding Service.
  •  2 Hours initial meeting (30 days out).
  •  1 Hour second meeting (7 Days out).
  • Unlimited communication from the booked date.
  • Wedding Day of Emergency kit
  • Vendor Coordination
  • Timeline Creation & Execution
  • Etiquette & Protocol Advice
  • Processional and recessional Management
  • Gift Management

Which one to hire?

While choosing between the two can be a challenge, below are some common reasons couples will choose one or the other.

Hire a wedding planner if

  • You have a budget.
  • If you want the least amount of stress while engaged.
  • To keep the timing on track.
  • To get Vendor discounts.
  • Professional advice from large decisions to small ones.
  • To help with ideas and inspiration.
  • To help with Hotel room blocks.

Hire a Day of Coordinator if

  • You want to play an active role in planning your wedding.
  • Want someone to take care of the last-minute details and make sure you haven’t missed anything.
  • You are extremely organized.
  • Don’t want to stress about tear down at the end of the night.
  • You need someone to make sure your ceremony goes smoothly.
  • Don’t have room in the budget for a Wedding planner.

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