My good friend Alan Berg recently wrote a great article in the Beautiful Bride Magazine about the importance of hiring a wedding coordinator and as a certified wedding coordinator I couldn’t agree more with his article. He brings up a great point in his article and asks brides this simple question: “Your wedding party is getting ready… but wait, who’s checking to see if the flowers have arrived? Who’s checking with the limo company to make sure they’re on their way? Who’s coordinating the band or DJ’s arrival at your reception venue?
If you answered your Maid of Honor, is that really the right answer? No doubt your Maid of Honor is someone very special to you. It’s her job to make sure you get ready and then, you want her to enjoy the experience of your wedding, along with the rest of your honored guests.
If you answered the Banquet Manager, it’s their job to ensure the reception and catering are on point, but it’s not up to them to make sure the rest of your chosen wedding vendors are where they’re supposed to be, when they’re supposed to be there. They may offer some planning help, but they’re main focus is the food and venue.”
That question really gets you thinking, doesn’t it? Don’t just take my word for it, check out his entire article below to get some great advice.
He ends his article with: “In my over 20 years in the wedding industry I know, first hand, that not having a professional planner is one of the two biggest regrets couples have after their weddings (not having video is the other).”
I have experienced the same thing Alan has, because whenever I ask brides and grooms what they regretted most about their wedding day, the answer was always not hiring a certified wedding coordinator or a professional videographer. Please feel free to contact me if you are in need of a wedding coordinator or click here if you have a question about your wedding. You will be helping yourself and other brides and grooms if I feature your question on my blog!
Happy Wedding Planning!