When do I hire a wedding planner/coordinator?

So...I just got engaged this summer and am very happy to have discovered this website.  I've been reading a lot of advices given and I'm glad to know that there are so many knowledgeable brides and brides-to-be here.  So, I have couple of questions that I hope you can help me with.


1) My wedding is not for a couple of years, hopefully, July 2010.  I was wondering when is a good time to start looking for and hiring a wedding planner/coordinator?


2) I am having a Chinese/Korean/American wedding.  Does anybody know of a planner/coordinator In the Los Angeles or Orange County area that is knowledgable in planning such a wedding?


Thank you so much for your replies!

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm
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d1rtymart1n1
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depending on the details you need covered and what you want them to research and do for your wedding, about a year to 6 months out

Posted on August 29, 2008 at 5:11 pm
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if you are concerned about location..because some of the good ones get booked very early, hire her/him maybe 1.25 to 1.5 yrs in advance.  it's never too early to get ideas. 

Posted on August 30, 2008 at 5:57 am
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I agree with dirty and ucsdlove!  Depends on your detals but if you are already finalizing things you could do it 1.5 but my first thouht was abotu a year in advance!  I didn't get one and now I'm icking myself in the a**.

Posted on August 31, 2008 at 1:29 am
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Thanks for your advice! I am absolutely having my planner help me from beginning to end. I know I'll be too busy and disorganized to plan this on my own, although I'm called an organize freak in other parts of my life. Haha!

Posted on August 31, 2008 at 5:27 pm

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