Choosing To Use A Wedding Coordinator Can Save You Valuable Time
September 19, 2014
The biggest and most important decision newly engaged couples can make is whether or not to hire a wedding coordinator. After reading online reviews and meeting potential candidates, some of these happy couples do hire a coordinator to help plan their special day. A few will decide to proceed without one. While it is totally possible to plan a wedding without experienced help, I feel a lot of soon-to-be-newlyweds choose to employ a coordinator for the convenience of having a dedicated professional to help with arrangements. Others simply want to enjoy their wedding day without having to worry about coordinating the most important day of their lives by themselves. A good wedding coordinator aims to give a couple peace of mind knowing everything is being taken care of according to their wishes. Also, many experienced wedding coordinators are now offering a package consisting of a team of wedding pros needed for any wedding. These team members are committed to provide outstanding service before, during and after a couple's wedding celebration.
Despite some of the perks of working with a wedding coordinator, some brides opt to use another plan called D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) for different reasons. I have been contracted with a few brides who have done well without any outside assistance. These dedicated women were able to remain extremely organized and focused to manage their time between daily routines and completing their entire wedding checklist. However, if you are considering a D.I.Y. approach, be aware your wedding checklist can be long and time consuming. You'll need time to seek out, read contracts, interview and secure deposits with all of your vendors. This includes the venue for the date you want. Don't forget you will also need time for decorations, invitations and wedding attire. You may even need to really check around if you are thinking of making an impressive entrance or exit for your reception. (I have seen a bride use a horse and carriage once. Another time a couple made their exit in a beautiful 1940's coupe).
With all of this said, it's not uncommon for many D.I.Y. couples to feel overwhelmed especially as their wedding date approaches. Priorities such as family and work don't hold off just because wedding plans are now in the mix. Engaged couples who have aspirations for a dream wedding along with a balanced budget should highly consider bringing in a wedding coordinator. An experienced, professional coordinator is well worth your money. Best of all, some coordinators have formed "Wedding Teams" with other professional event services such as photographers and DJ's. If your coordinator is established with a group like this, you can book everything you need for your wedding in one shot saving you time and money. You can count on this Team to meet and exceed your expectations because they are not only working for you, but for their reputation and security with the wedding coordinator.
Professional wedding coordinators have high standards for team members. More than likely, their relationship has been established over years of working events together. I suggest sitting down with any coordinator potentials and discussing what your plans are along with your budget status. Be sure to view their portfolios, websites and read any testimonials or referrals about them. Inquire if they work with a Team along with other important vendors you need as well. Finding the perfect Wedding Team will help you secure a cluster of pros who are going to devote their time and experience to make your wedding day spectacular saving you valuable time in the process. Most importantly, you and your fiance will be able to relax and enjoy your wedding day as will all of your loved ones.