Getting married can be a big step in a couple's life. As an important moment, everything should be perfectly planned. With so many things going on with the bride and groom-to-be, planning the wedding themselves could prove to be a difficult task. It's a good thing that they have the option of hiring a wedding coordinator.
The role of a wedding coordinator
A wedding coordinator plays an important role in the wedding. He or she is there to plan every event associated with the wedding such as the bridal shower, bacherlorette party, bachelor party, rehearsal dinner and the ceremony itself. The wedding coordinator is involved in tasks such as creating a theme for the party, choosing the wedding cake, hiring a wedding band for the reception and the general order of events.
The wedding coordinator is also there to give advice to the couple on where the wedding may be held including a good place for the reception, how to use the wedding budget, where and how to obtain a marriage license and other details.
What to look for in a wedding coordinator
There are a few things that couples must consider when choosing a wedding coordinator. One of the most important qualities is that the wedding coordinator's ideas must jive with that of the couple's. It would be hard to work with a planner that has a completely different perspective on how the wedding should be done.
Another quality that a couple should look for is experience. A wedding coordinator with much experience would most likely make the wedding a memorable one. There are coordinators that have portfolios of the weddings they have planned.
Where to find a wedding coordinator
Some couples find a wedding coordinator through word of mouth. They may choose to ask other married friends for referrals. Another way to find a wedding coordinator is through events planning companies. These companies have individuals that specialise in particular events. A lot of these companies also have websites. Some companies specialise in wedding events; along with the wedding coordinator, they include services of other people such as the videographer, photographer, officiants, bands and DJ.
The fee of a wedding coordinator widely varies. The more experienced wedding coordinator would usually charge a higher price. Freelance wedding coordinators may sometimes charge a lower price than those hired through a company. It is up to the couple to negotiate with the wedding coordinator.