(Closed) I think I need to break up with my coordinator

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Would you break up with this coordinator?
    Yes : (12 votes)
    100 %
    No : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Lose her, she is causing you more stress than she’s worth.

    Post # 4
    2054 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    The reason I am getting a wedding coordinator is to save money and stress and still have the best wedding possible with the budget that we have…if she is not giving this to you I say its time to send her packing.

    Post # 5
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    You hired her with the understanding that she would HELP you, not cause you stress and create more problems.  Sounds like it is worth losing her and the stress/drama that she causes.  (Might lose the fee you contracted her for, but it’s better than her continuing to create problems and stress so soon before your wedding.)

    Post # 6
    7 posts
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I agree lose her you will only second guess everything she does and make it worse on yourself.

    Post # 7
    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Just use your DOC coordinator.  You don’t pay a coordinator to receive kickbacks from their recommended vendors, nor do you pay them to not do their job.

    Post # 8
    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Just a little insight from an ex-coordinator. I worked at a venue and while we didn’t receive “kickbacks” we did mark up the price. An example of what I mean would be rentals, lets say the rental company charged us $10.00 a day for a table we would then charge the client $12.50 a day for the table instead now that said one of the places I worked in fact had an exorbitant rental fee and another one had no fee’s what so ever for our services (it was part of their corporate package) so for me the place where it was no cost kind of made sense (they needed to make some money somewhere) but the place that had a huge rental fee it didn’t. Now if you’re getting the rental companies bill directly and it’s not all being billed through her then this wouldn’t be the case and that’s when kickbacks certainly come into play. Just an FYI on that situation.

    As for her behavior at your meeting, here’s some more insight directly from a former coordinator. While I think it sounds like she’s being a little short and unprofessional I’m of the camp that every detail should be explained in full to a client. I know there are in fact situations where the cooking needs to be somewhat enclosed in some form of tent sometimes only 3 walls will suffice (even for BBQ’s) especially in some areas here in California, it’s because of fire codes. One thing I ALWAYS made sure was to explain in detail things like this. If there’s a realistic and valid reason like fire codes etc that something can’t be done it’s a lot easier for a client to grasp why their vision can’t happen, not to mention the other vendor involved. One of the jobs I had was at a location where they were absolutely INSANE about security and fire codes etc. it was a very big corporate company and even their own employees didn’t believe me often times when I told them about their own rules and regulations so it was easiest to have the head of security there to back me up on that. It took the pressure off me being the bad guy, because it simply wasn’t my rules I just had to follow them. I’m not AT ALL saying this is the case with your coordinator it sounds like it could be from the way she called the person from the venue to come down to talk to you but just suggesting their might be a bigger reason for her issues and it migt not matter if you switch out.

    Another big thing of mine, personally if you’re comfortable with the DOC I’d stick with her, however if the DOC is someone who works closely or under the regular coordinator keep in mind that it might cause more trouble as well.

    Good luck and if you need any advice or want to run anything by me feel free to PM me! I left the business after 10 years because I saw too much shifty stuff going on so I’m happy to watch out for the consumer!

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