As I've started planning, I've discovered that some things I had previously thought were unnecessary splurges are seeming like they might be worth it. I'm considering hiring a day of coordinator, but I wanted some advice from other whether it's really necessary or just nice-to-have. Here's what I'm working with: I'm planning a small wedding under 100 people maybe as small as 70 or so. The ceremony is at a church that will have a staff member there to do basic coordination, help with the rehearsal, etc. The reception is at a club that does the setup and tear down and in-house catering. They also have a special events coordinator who will be there most of the time just to oversee things. I'm hiring a DJ who will move things along during the reception.
So I will have several informal "coordinators" for different parts of the day, and my initial thought was that that would be enough. The wedding won't be super elaborate. No DIY stuff, we're just having flowers on the tables and using the clubs in-house linens, tables, chairs, etc. On the other hand, I'm planning it myself. All of my family is out of state and I want my parents and others to be able to sit back and enjoy everything. Thoughts? Is a coordinator excessive or necessary?