wedding coordinators

Why Ours Has Already Been Worth The Money

The first service we looked into for our wedding was a coordinator. This was probably the most research we’ve done so far, too. I looked up as much as I could online and scoured reviews from the last few years before I narrowed it down and set up an interview.


Let’s be real, I’ve never planned a wedding before. I have no clue what all goes into such a large scale event. In addition to that, I wouldn’t know where to begin in finding resources and vendors to work with, especially reputable companies that won’t waste my time and money. The inner workings of a wedding are so much more intricate than I even imagined, I need all the help I can get! If one or two of my bridesmaids were in the area I might have tried to brave the storm, but I am not that lucky.

 

I know that hiring a whole person/company to help you and your new fiancé plan a one-day event seems a little excessive but I do find they have their uses. I hired a wedding coordinator for multiple reasons. The biggest of these: she’s a resource. My wedding will be on Oahu, and I know better than to assume that I can pull it together on my own. It’s also really helpful having a go-between. I couldn’t even count how many times I’ve emailed or called a wedding vendor, only to never get a response from them. I can forward her the information I’ve got and she tracks them down and sets up a meet (at the very least). She’s come along to interviews as well, to help coordinate and negotiate with potential vendors.

I’ve got a timeline and specific person to refer back to throughout this whole wonderful wedding planning adventure, and peace of mind is worth the trade off. I enjoy going over little things” in the process but I don’t know what I don’t know. Our coordinator stays on top of all of the inner workings to make sure that everything remains on track, and in the end we get what we envisioned for our wedding. So far we have stayed in constant contact, and I feel less pressure to nit-pick over set up and design because I know we’ve got someone in our corner, just for that.

One use that I don’t think most fully consider is that people who work in the business can really find you the best service (at the best price points). We gave our coordinator our budget and she has a steady supply of trustworthy vendors we can consult that will meet our needs. Fair pricing is negotiated from the start when you already know the ballpark rates, and honestly I didn’t.


Our coordination package includes day-of services as well, so that the bride and groom can appreciate as much of the day as possible. We have someone who already has all of the details mapped out, to meet with each vendor and direct them as needed. Transitions between each segment of the day are broken up and assigned as needed, too.


Sharing that we hired a wedding coordinator sometimes comes along with some judgmental frowns but, so far, I’m glad we decided to go for it. How many former brides look back and wish they
hadn’t hired someone to coordinate everything for them? Does anyone regret doing it?

3 Comments

  1. Tina
    December 10, 2017 / 9:26 am

    We just had a wedding in the family and had a wedding coordinator. Best decision we ever made!

  2. Dora
    December 10, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Nice post 🙂

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