What is the Difference Between a Month-Of and Day-Of Wedding Coordinator?

Month-Of / Day-Of Coordination is one of the most popular planning types for couples in the United States. In fact many venues require a coordinator. However, what is the difference between “Month-Of Coordination” and “Day-Of Coordination”? Does the difference really matter?

Month-Of Wedding Coordination

Month-of Coordination consists of two phases: Confirmation Planning and Execution. It is ideal for couples who have already handled major aspects of their wedding and have secured most, if not all, of their vendors. Our role begins thirty days before the wedding date, during which we:

  • have a planning kick off call,
  • create guest and vendor timelines,
  • design your floor plan,
  • do a venue walk through,
  • meet with each vendor,
  • review contracts and tie up any loose ends.

Our goal is to come in and take over the planning and execution process, so you can relax and focus on what truly matters.

When the wedding day arrives, we switch to the execution phase which is “Day of Coordination”.

Katelynn’s Insider Tip
Even though we come in on the 30 day mark officially, Eventfully Designed Couples get access to a full-service planning dashboard as soon as they secure their coordination services. This dashboard has customized checklists, full budget tracking, RSVP tracking, seating chart software, floor plan design, and a full wedding website.

Katelynn’s Insider Tip
Most venues require a month-of coordinator that is not part of the venue team.

Day-Of Wedding Coordination

Day-of Coordination is the execution phase of Month-of Coordination. This involves our planning team overseeing and managing the wedding day in its entirety. We oversee venue set up and clean up, keep the timeline on schedule, cue the ceremony processional, manage photography timelines, handle grand exit logistics and take care of any emergencies that may arise.

Katelynn’s Insider Tip
Eventfully Designed planners typically get 20,000 steps in on wedding day!

So what’s the difference?

We want your wedding day to be perfect and have smooth execution. However, it is unrealistic to have flawless execution while only showing up on the wedding day. Context is needed to understand your vision, ensure vendor services, create timelines, review event orders and catch any potential forgotten items.