Top 10 reasons to hire a Wedding Coordinator {part 1}

Over the next two weeks I am going to unpack my top 10 reasons to hire a wedding coordinator. I will go in depth with some scenarios, statistics, and some helpful insider advice for planning your wedding.

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Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Coordinator {Numbers 10 through 6}

{10. Creative Ideas}

Wedding planners are a huge creative resource. They listen to your vision and dreams for your wedding and bring their creativity to the process to help your vision come alive.  Pinterest is great for inspiration but a wedding planner can help you narrow down the board of 72 DIY projects to a manageable and realistic amount. Wedding planners have seen it all and they know the quick tricks that can help you get the bang for your buck! They also know what is worth buying, renting, and what is worth making. Sometimes your time holds more value than your money and an event planner can help point you in a realistic direction!

{9. Big Picture}

When you pick a venue they often give you a “wedding coordinator” from the venue to help coordinate the day. This person is NOT the same as an independent planner. He or she is the venue’s catering manager and their job is to make sure that everything having to do with the facilities runs smoothly. While they are helpful, they do not cover the scope of what an independent planner does. An independent planner will handle every last detail over the entire spectrum of your wedding as opposed to the venue’s coordinator that only knows the details that pertain to their venue. The wedding planner will be on the ladder hanging your decor and will be the last one out of the building after every piece of decor is taken down. The Venue Wedding Coordinator will not do this, you would have to delegate this task to someone in the wedding party or a guest and you will be responsible to pay any clean up fees if something is over-looked.

{8. Budgeting and Saving $$}

Wedding planners have been in the industry for some time. They know what things should cost and the difference in value. Wedding Planners are seasoned in quality vs quantity and they have the ability to negotiate for the best deals around. They can help you navigate the often confusing waters of wedding industry price tags, up-selling,  and balance your budget around YOUR priorities. Also, wedding planners are seasoned contract readers. We know with a quick scan of your contract what is necessary  and what is not, we can catch those mistakes that can be costly to you.

{7. Enjoyable Process}

I’ve observed so many brides through the process of planning their wedding and when they do it without a professional planner, oftentimes by the time the wedding comes around, the process has been so stressful that they just can’t wait for it to be over. Planning your wedding is supposed to be an enjoyable and fun process. A good wedding planner helps you enjoy the journey and reminds you to breathe and take in the moments.

{6. Mediator}

A good planner serves as a buffer in tricky relational situations. It’s a known fact that it’s impossible to make everyone happy when planning a wedding. A planner is a safe neutral person to point to for direction. It’s easier to tell your future mother-in-law, “My planner thinks we need to….” instead of “I think we should….” It is also easier to send in your wedding planner to deal with a vendor that is not stepping up to the plate and delivering the services that were agreed upon, a wedding coordinator can assist you in recouping cost and managing the 10-15 vendors that you may have.

We look forward to sharing the TOP 5 reasons to hire a Wedding Coordinator next week!

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I am a lover of all things pretty, a strong drink, a long talk, a stack of magazines, a hard crossword, an early morning walk, a big challenge, and a cozy snuggling with my daughter.
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