- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I’m flip flopping between wether to get a coordinator or not. It would be a large % expense of our wedding budget (though we have found a few that charge less – haven’t talked to them yet to find out why).
Reasons to have one: I don’t know who will be the “point person” on the day of. Who is going to field calls from someone – guest or vendor – who is lost or running behind on getting to the ceremony? What if hiccups come up, who will solve them? Who will manage everyone and everything if I’m not going to? I imagine there are more details of little things that will need to be taken care of or decisions to be made to solve a problem that I’m not thinking of – who will do that?
Reasons not to have one: The coordinator would mainly be for logitics for the day-of pre-ceremony prep through the start of the reception. The cost is very high for the limited responsibilities we can imagine needing. Our caterer provides an event manager we are working with who has tons of experience with the location. We are not having anything formal at the reception that doesn’t invovle food – no presentation of the bride and groom, no first dance, no official planned toasts or speeches, etc. So we will not need anyone to coordinate that timeline.
But…I don’t know WHO will handle all those things! We don’t have a bridal party (other than kids) to shuffle off responsibilities too. My mother would be great at it but then will she just have to be worried and stressed instead of having fun? I know people can put weddings together without formal assistance, but who takes on those responsibilities, and how much of a weight is it?