Post # 1
Would anyone recommend hiring one? I guess what I’m most concerned about is having everything happen at the ‘right’ time. In the morning, making sure makeup and hair is done and I get to the church on time. But a coordinator could only be with one of us at a time, so I would hope my FI would be ready in time to make it to the church as well.
And later making sure the speeches happen when they should, cake cutting, bouquet toss, garter, etc. I’m assuming the bride and groom are otherwise responsible for planning when to do these things? If I knew someone professional was taking care of it, I’d feel more at ease.
But is that what they’re solely responsible for? Is it worth the cost?
Post # 3
I’m considering hiring one I just met, but the $900 sticker shock is freaking me out.
I’m more worried about the set up and tear down of stuff. And someone to line us up and tell them to start the music and stuff. ugh.
I think I’m going to make a list of all the things I need her to be responsible for and make sure if I pay $900, that will all be taken care of. Then it’ll probably be worth it because I can concentrate on getting myself ready and relaxing a little.
Post # 4
I’ve read lots of books that say YES, and they really made SO MANY points that I agreed with…but honestly…if one didn’t come with my venue I’m not entirely sure I’d be able to fork over the money unless they’d completely take responsibility for the setup and tear down…particularly because my wedding has a lot of DIY touches that need to be taken home after, because the venue is quite empty.
Post # 5
@bluebelle23: Yikes!! $900?!? I was seriously thinking like, $300, maybe $500. Wow, that’s a lot of money for just one day. But geez, I’m even more unsure now. If they’re that expensive, I almost think it’s not worth it. But at the same time, I kind of don’t want to be all stressed out that day.
Post # 6
500$ top amount would be worth it.
I didn’t get one and I wish I had. I didn’t have one for our ceremony and it was very unorganized and there was no coordinator for the church. It would have ran smoother and I would have had less stress if we had one.
We did have one for our reception and it went perfectly. They really iron things out AND keep you on track. You have so many emotions and people pulling you all over that it is nice to have someone to keep you organized and that way you get to do all the things you really want to do.
I recommend considering it at least. Or get a close friend to help out and be in charge. SOMEONE not in the wedding party. They are as busy as you are.
Post # 7
I didn’t have one, but I delegated, and handed out a schedule/timeline.
I had a bridesmaid, groomsman, relative or trusted friend assigned each to a simple task. It worked well. For example my aunt had to check that the florist placed the arrangements correctly. They forgot one and so she called and let them know and they brought it right away, I didn’t even know about that till a few days after the wedding. Bridal party set up the memorial table, card box, and some DIYs I made, and took turns helping with the seating cards and guestbook. Another aunt brought the favors and set up that table.
We had the florist to set up pew floral arragements and aisle runner in the church, so we didn’t have to worry about running to the church early to set that up. The DJ led the party along according to my schedule and their experience so that all went smoothly. The Catering vendor took care of all the food and we had their service team, they did an excellent job with everything so no oversight was needed there.
Post # 8
We just hired a pair @1200 with a 200$ yelp discount. So for 1k we get 3 hours the day before to help set up the inn and to help my aunt setup for the Rehearsal dinner and to watch the Rehearsal so they know when/if to step in during the wedding if things go off track.
Then we have them the day of for 12 hours I think. They’re doing everything from picking up our lunch catering (for inn guests and bridal party), setting up gifts for parents, setting up cocktail hour, setting up ceremony, reception, favor table, cake table, sweetheart table, running the sparkler exit, helping execute games, and FULL clean up.
They’re also responsible for making sure everything is ready to go including bouquets, the ring box, PEOPLE i.e. vendors, bridal party, guests 🙂
Post # 9
yes, I’d highly recommend it!