Saying "I Do" To A Wedding Coordinator

September 6, 2017

 

If you are newly engaged & already feel overwhelmed with all of the details that go into planning a wedding, then maybe you should consider hiring a wedding coordinator.  A full service wedding coordinator will be with you during the planning process from start to finish. Below you will find a list of just some of the perks that will come with hiring a wedding coordinator for your big day. 

 

A wedding coordinator can help with:

  • Creating a budget & saving money

  • Creating a detailed timeline

  • Creating a to-do list with all details

  • Taking care of the details

  • Having experience & knowledge for references

  • Keeping the bride & groom stress free on wedding day

SAVING MONEY

      - # of guests

      -food

      -flowers

      -venue

      -florists, catering, photographers, music/DJ

 

TAKING CARE OF DETAILS    

 

    -Setting the date

    -when to book venue & give deposit

    -choosing themes & color patterns

    -when to send invites to guests

    -getting final head count days before wedding

    -rehearsal dinner 

 

DAY OF WEDDING DETAILS 

  • Final details done at wedding venue & reception place

  • Getting ready for wedding (dressing, hair, makeup)

        -wedding party must be lined up

        -music must be played at proper time

      -served by staff or buffet style

  • Stick to your budget

  • More than half of couples set budgets

  • Wedding coordinator can help stay within budget

  • Have built relationships with vendors & suppliers

  • Get discounts from suppliers used frequently

  • Negotiation is done for you

  • Get the best deals/prices for your wants

  • Realistic timeline is created

  • Avoids confusion

  • Done months leading up to wedding run smoothly

  • Final details done at wedding venue & reception place

  •  Getting ready for wedding (dressing, hair, makeup)

  • Leave for reception (transportation must be ready)

  • Arrive at reception

  • Bride & Groom entrance (timed correctly)

  • Reception meal & cutting cake

  • Bridal dance

  • Dancing & socializing

  • Reception ends

  • Wedding coordinator is on-site all day

  • Contingency Plan is set in place (backup plan)

  • Arrive at ceremony (prepared transportation)

  • Photos before ceremony

  • Arrival of guests

 

UTILIZING EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE

 

  • More creativity from experience

     -DIY ideas… this saves money too

  • Personalizes according to person & wedding type

  • Trained to manage details

  • Able to manage/anticipate problems

  • Knowledge with suppliers & venues

  • Can keep guests entertained

 

STAYING STRESS FREE 

  • Working one-on-one

  • Helps avoid disasters

  • Stays until last guest leaves

  • Makes sure rentals are returned after event

  • Having piece of mind

  • Most importantly, enjoy your event!

 

DISADVANTAGES OF HIRING A WEDDING COORDINATOR    

  • Putting your event in someone else’s hands & control

  • Potential for loss of personal input

     

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