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Should you Hire a Wedding Coordinator?


No matter how excited you are about upcoming nuptials, planning a wedding can become a time-consuming adventure that you might not have enough patience and energy to arrange on your own. Perhaps your job is too demanding or you have no idea where to start. There are many different reasons why an engaged couple will turn to a wedding coordinator for assistance.

The Price of a Wedding Coordinator

Sometimes the decision on whether or not to hire a wedding coordinator is based upon how much money you wish to devote to their services. Prices will vary, but some can furnish a flat fee after you express to them what you expect out of your wedding. Depending on the enormity of your wedding plans, fees range from $600 to $3,000 for an impressive wedding. In some instances, you may receive a package deal depending on what you want your wedding coordinator to handle.

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Wedding Coordinator

For some couples, enlisting the help of a wedding coordinator is the only light at the end of a tunnel filled with frustrating obstacles and emotional ups and downs. However, is hiring a wedding coordinator the right decision for you? Consider the following pros and cons:

Pros: A wedding coordinator can accomplish the tasks you don’t have enough time to complete. They are well versed in speaking to vendors and obtaining the best prices. You can get all the answers to pressing questions with the help of a wedding coordinator. They can also make the step-by-step process of planning a wedding much easier to digest.

Cons: Some couples have a problem relinquishing a slice of their planning power to a wedding coordinator, who could pass judgments and make suggestions that don’t sit too well. If you should fall victim to the services of a greedy wedding coordinator, they may encourage you to spend unnecessary time and money dwelling on details geared towards collecting a higher fee. For the most part, many couples face a pretty high expense when hiring a wedding coordinator.

Before Choosing a Wedding Coordinator

Who will you entrust the planning of your wedding to? Before making a final decision, you should conduct thorough research, crosscheck references of potential professionals, as well as get recommendations from family and friends. A prime candidate is one that:

• Fits into your budget
• Has a great deal of experience
• Does not cramp your style
• Understands your initial desires
• Makes you feel comfortable

Photos by Amity Mason Photography


Last Updated: August 3, 2013 at 10:34 pm
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