What if we told you that, yes, wedding planning does not end on your special day, but...you can still walk down the aisle stress-free? Consider including a day-of coordinator in your wedding budget using our guidelines for finding the best day-of coordinators in Los Angeles! Keep reading for a cost breakdown for future brides.
Day-of coordinators (or wedding coordinators) are on-site with the wedding party to make sure everything from seating placements to flower arrangements all go according to plan! Basically, day-of coordinators differentiate from full-service wedding planners in that they simply take the lead with the execution of the couple’s already-planned wedding on the day of the wedding. This way, after the hard work of all that planning, at last, you can still enjoy yourself.
When it comes to finding a day-of coordinator in Los Angeles, prices can be steep. With Cherished Moments’ Month-of Coordination service package, our team provides you with two event coordinators on top of a luxury California-based wedding planning team who will manage your wedding five weeks prior. Not to mention, we also offer special vendor prices that can only be accessed through Cherished Moments!
Starting your search for wedding planners in southern California, it is important to note that there are three different types of wedding planners: full-time, part-time, and destination (or day-of). You may find that the services included for one type of wedding planner, in comparison to another, could be worth the price tag if the benefits are exemplary to the services provided.
The best full service wedding planners in California will include day-of coordinators in their full service packages. Typically, luxury wedding planners in Orange County will offer full-service packages ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. It is key to review each individual service provided with full-time wedding planners in Orange County—not all of them include day-of coordinators within their contracts and may charge day-of coordination as an extra service. With Cherished Moments, our full-service package includes two day-of coordinators, in addition to venue consultation and vendor contract negotiations, to name a few of our 20 offers provided in the package.
Experts say that if you choose not to invest in full-service southern California wedding planners, investing in a day-of coordinator is a must, especially for luxury or destination weddings in California. According to event planner Andie Cuttiford who spoke to Brides.com, "hiring a coordinator to take over the month before your wedding gives them time to tweak any details and follow up on loose ends." Day-of coordinators in Orange County can range between $650 and $2,000, according to Thumbtack.com. It is important to check whether the wedding coordination service being provided is exclusively for the day of your wedding, or if they step in with managing the wedding for the month leading up to it.
The average cost of a month-of wedding coordinator ranges from $1,000 to $6,000, while day-of wedding coordinator can average out to just under $800, according to Zola. In addition to the responsibilities of a day-of coordinator, which includes event set-up and tear-down and handling unexpected issues that may occur, the month-of coordinator handles detailed responsibilities that arise during the month of your wedding (managing RSVPs, assisting with the seating chart, etc). Cherished Moments’ month-of coordination package sits right at the median average for luxury wedding planners in California, at $3,000. In addition to providing two day-of coordinators, during the month, Cherished Moments will manage all vendor orders and quantities on rental items, and communicate and manage staff regarding set ups and compliance of floor plans to name a few of our 17 offers within the package.
Even in your early process of planning your perfect southern California luxury wedding, your first priority should be your happiness on your special day. Let a day-of coordinator support you in your happiness, and prioritize budget spending for the best wedding coordinator for you and your wedding party.