Planner or No Planner?

Hey Destination Brides,


Do most of you have an onsite planner for your wedding?


For our wedding in Jamaica, we do have an onsite planner and she has been fabulous with responding so far (even though i have a year.haha).


But are you guys flying someone in to coordinate the rehearsal dinner and wedding day as well?


Im thinking about it and wanted to know your opinion. I want to be stress freeeeeeeeee!!!!! :)

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 3:11 am
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meanyprice
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I had an onsite planner.  We were married on an all-inclusive resort where we and all our guest were staying too, so she did the coordination for the day of too.  We didn't do a rehearsal/dinner.

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 5:11 am
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Yes!  I am getting married in Maui and we have a planner/coordinator, and I am so happy!  I don't want to have to worry about getting everyone there on time, or the cleanup.  She worries about everything, I just get to show up on our big day!  Totally worth it!

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 6:10 am
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Thanks Ladies~!!!!!!!

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 7:59 am
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Our on site wedding coordinator helped us with all our events throughout the weekend.

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 11:24 am
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I just signed up with destinationweddings.com ($50) and not only will I have a planner through them, I will also be provided with a coordinator on the island (whichever I end up choosing!) I plan on a welcome cocktail party or something similar and a rehearsal dinner. I expect my planner will take care of this. I haven't gotten the name yet since I just signed up but I'll let you know what all she/he is doing once I talk with them.

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm
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Thanks ladies. An onsite coordinator comes with our package and i also have a wedding assistant here in Atlanta

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 2:24 am
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most destination wedding locations have an onsite planner. though we're also working with someone outside of the place we're having our wedding. so they could coordinate everyone's travel.

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 6:09 am
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I'm having a wedding coordinator to liaise on my behalf with the location planner. She speaks the local language, and has already saved us money in terms of negotiating on better prices. Also, on the day, I don't really want to have to be fussed with anything, so am happy to have a coordinator lined up. 


Before booking her, we made the trip over to meet with her, and to gather ideas of what we wanted to ensure she was onboard with it all. 

Posted on December 2, 2010 at 12:47 am
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now that i think about it - i totally would've had a planner to work out all the things for the day before and the day after. Me doing it all ended up me having a melt down saturday night - i was so EXHAUSTED from all the planning that i just burst out crying. all because i was the one who was scrambling to do things - like plan the ATV trip for everyone making sure people got there on time. the stuff to do on thursday, all the wedding stuff all day friday, then a snorkeling trip as well. exhausting!

Posted on December 4, 2010 at 9:12 am
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We had a full on planner help with ours! Without her, I would have been screwed!

Posted on January 24, 2011 at 5:26 am
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I don't, since my wedding was in FL, I could handle most of the things by myself, otherwise I would hire or take the wedding coordinator of the resort.

Posted on January 25, 2011 at 2:48 am
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my sis will assist me..no planner for me..

Posted on August 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm
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I used the on-site planner for my venue and she was incredible - I never would have made it through the day with out her!

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 3:31 am
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The planner was well worth it. You really have so many other things to worry about that the smooth flow of the day should not be another one. It will really give you peace of mind. Our planner in Jamaica was a little problematic at first and so the general manager of the resort took over our wedding. HE WAS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Truly a blessing. He made sure everything was great! Not to mention he upgraded me to the Presidential Suite and upgrade my then FI to an ocean view jr. suite. He also personally drove us into the town to buy local favors for our guests. Luis Gonzalez at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Resort--wonderful man!

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 4:11 am
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i do have a wedding coordinator at the ceremony..but none at the reception..

Posted on March 26, 2012 at 10:33 am

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