More and more often I hear newly engaged brides-to-be talking about how they don’t want a wedding designer, planner or coordinator and they want to do it themselves. Here is where I think there is a HUGE misconception about wedding coordinators – we WANT you to plan it. This is your day! A wedding coordinator should not be someone handing you a pre-planned wedding – weddings are not one-size fits all. A wedding coordinator is someone to take your dreams and desires for your wedding day and helps bring your dreams into a reality. It’s having someone there who knows the vendors to contact, someone to ask your big and little questions, it’s really all about taking the stress off of the couple through suggestions, recommendations and best practices. You get to shape the day to your desire.
For example, you can scroll through Wedding Wire and look through PAGES of DJs and photographers, but wouldn’t it be great if someone could give you a short-list of tried-and-true and really professional options? That’s one of the many great services a coordinator can provide!
Pinterest has given brides an incredible tool for wedding design/planning and it’s a great place to look for inspiration. There are so many great resources a bride can use for planning guidance, but the only one that is tailored to your wedding is a coordinator. As a wedding coordinator, I promise we are not looking to take away the experience of you planning your wedding, we just want to make it a stress-free process from early discussion through day-of!