Should You Hire A Destination Wedding Coordinator?

By Stephen Hall

Weddings appear simple and easy to plan because you have no idea what the couple went through for months. It is the most challenging event to plan considering that you have to do it on your own. You have no experience and only rely on your imagination. In fact, only a negligible number of people have a wedding of their dream. To have an unforgettable day, it is advisable to have a destination wedding coordinator. What will this coordinator do?

Gives you a reality check on so much but most importantly, the budget. You probably look at weddings and dream of having such, but it requires resources. You need to order services based the amount of money you have. With their experience and exposure, coordinators provide alternatives that allow you to still have a day of your dreams but on a smaller budget. The extra cash can be used to spice it more than you thought.

There are minor details that are likely to be ignored. The knife to cut the cake, make-up to retouch the bride, a reserved place for your CEO, parents, etc. You need to enjoy the day other than worry about such minor details. When ignored, they take color away from your day.

Give new ideas. You envision a day based on the few weddings you have attended. However, there are numerous grounds, arrangement designs, music systems, decorations, etc you have never seen. Some of the ideas couples choose are only imaginary. Coordinators are exposed to a lot of venues and logistical issues than you imagine. They will polish the day using your idea as a framework.

Cutting the deal with service providers. You probably think that a Roman Pillars are very expensive. Or certain designs on tents, etc. Coordinators on the other hand have been in the industry and know the actual prices or packages offered. Trust them to get you value for money. You do not need to splash cash on services only to realize later that you paid margins above what is available in the market.

Creating a schedule that coordinates all service providers. A lot of people will be involved on the day. Some will be transporting people and materials. Others pitch tents while decorators have to wait for chairs and tents. If this is not coordinated and an agreement drawn, there will be a crush in some areas. Use the experience of coordinators who understand what comes first and what follows.

Handling all invitations. Some couples receive calls from close friends and relatives furiously inquiring why they were never invited. Though you prepare a list, you are likely to miss some important people or lack the time to remind them. Coordinators ensure that everyone on your list is invited. They also organize their sitting arrangement, logistics of travel, etc. When you look at the pictures, everyone you wanted to grace your occasion will be there.

To enjoy your wedding, you need to be relaxed. If you have to handle everything, it becomes impossible to enjoy the day. Coordinators take over the responsibility and polish your idea to give you the most memorable day. When you watch the video after honeymoon, you will realize how much you did not know about such a day.

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