Wedding coordinators are pretty much gifts from the gods. Knights in shining armour, usually working behind the scenes, bursting at the seams to make sure that your nuptials turn out even more successful than you have dreamt. A good wedding planner resembles a swan gliding across the surface of a pond while the unseen legs below and paddling hard!
If you have just gotten engaged then you might be considering employing the services of a wedding planner. Below you will find some reasons this is a good idea.
Don’t worry about rumours that event coordinators are a waste of money or too expensive. Professional event coordinators can benefit you in so many ways, one of which is delivering the wedding you have in mind without the stress-factor. Especially if you are planning a destination wedding and are based in a different country. They are trained and experienced in handling all levels of event management, from invitations to venue selection, menu details to flowers and decor, music and entertainment to lighting requirements and photography. They are able to match your style, personality and budget to the most suitable and trustworthy service providers, without you having to work through 100’s of options, never knowing if you have ticked all the “wedding planning” boxes.
Coordinators Know What Works And What Does Not
Even if you have researched wedding planning tips, you won’t be able to multitask and be everywhere on your wedding day. You do need someone who knows what works and what does not. Your wedding day defines who you are, so you do not want to make costly mistakes or have to deal with an unforeseen behind-the-scenes crisis while you would rather be celebrating and be present with your guests. Reputable and established coordinators know the pitfalls to avoid and rocks to climb to make your wedding unforgettable.
You Want To Get Married, Not Organize
Chances are, because you want to have the wedding of your dreams, you started searching for ideas and other beautiful weddings that took place at your favourite venue. And that’s where it should end. It is ideal to enjoy a stress-free wedding day and let your event coordinator liaise with the all the service providers, taking your ideas, turning it into reality while ensuring everything runs smoothly – just as you envisioned.
Your wedding coordinator is not just a great organiser (and bride’s best friend), they are also creatives. You will probably have some ideas for your wedding, but your wedding planner will help with all styling and concept development, from the design of your invite through every detail of the wedding.
Here is a list of services we provide our couples:
- Finding your perfect wedding venue
- Assistance in budget determination and breakdown as needed
- Discussion of theme, colour, style and complete wedding design
- Research of wedding professionals in each category that fit your event style and budget and to provide you with suggestions and guidance in making the final selections
- Attending vendor appointments where necessary
- Visit to both ceremony and reception sites prior to wedding
- Development of a detailed wedding timeline and floor plan for contracted vendors and bridal party
- On-site coordination and supervision at the ceremony site and during the reception for up to 12 hours on the day of your wedding
If you don’t want to stress AND deliver a grand event on the day, a wedding coordinator is a priceless assistant you should bring on board.
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