Destination weddings: wedding planner or hotel coordinator?

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We were married at a sandals and we used the provided wedding coordinator.  I would see what services the wedding coordinator at your hotel handles and then go from there

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We’re using the hotel coordinator… it’s free and our wedding is going to be small.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

akp2015:  we used the resort wedding coordinator for our wedding in DR and couldn’t have been happier. I would suggest looking for former brides who were married at the same resort, on Trip Advisor or many times there are FB groups, as then you’ll get firsthand information. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

akp2015:  A wedding planner. There is a common misconception that the hotel or venue coordinator will be sufficient. It’s important to remember that the wedding coordinator is supposed to be an advocate for YOU and making sure your wishes and what you want is accomplished. A venue planner/coordinator is always going to be looking out for the venue first, you second.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

akp2015:  We hired an outside photographer on our own and the wedding coordinator handled the iteams at the resort such as ceremony, cake, etc etc.

I think its different at other resorts where you are using outside vendors for everything.  I use tripadvisor a lot, so i would def second the prev poster who suggested checking out what prev brides have done.

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