Regarding Planners

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
632 posts
Busy bee

I’d fire her and instead hire a day-of coordinator, as that’s where most of the stress will be. You sound totally capable of organizing the rest! I find going to flower appointments and stuff like that FUN! (maybe it’s just me??). If you need a second opinion, ask a trusted friend or family member (someone who has a similar style to you) to come along for some of the more important meetings. You definitely don’t need a planner to do a registry, save the dates, etc. They’re easy as pie unless your wedding is a super-huge fancy affair with a lot of pomp and circumstance. If you need extra rentals it’s also pretty easy to call up some rental companies (or look them up online) and book them yourself. 

Post # 5
251 posts
Helper bee

Hmmm honestly I’m wondering if she is trying to add on things and get commission on the back end (behind the scenes), typically if you are a full service coordinator it isn’t uncommon to upsale items to clients and rec. some sort of commission. BUT that should be something that she was completely transparent about when she was being hired. Before firing her I would sit down with her and let her know that at this point you are not pleased with her work and need her to focus on xyz. If she values her reputation in this business she’ll straighten up and get back to work. IF you feel even the slightest bit uncomfortable giving her this kind of feedback then that means she’s not the planner for you. At every turn you should be able to go to your planner and have those kinds of honest conversations…if you can’t something is really missing.

Good luck hun, I’m sure it will all work out. If you are looking for a coordinator in CA–I think that’s where you’re at… I’d be happy to recommend a few fabulous planners I know (sorry I’m really far from you!).


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