- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I can’t even tell you how happy I am that we hired a wedding coordinator! We just had our first crisis averted thanks to her.
I received an email from our videographer yesterday saying he had paperwork with 2 different dates for our wedding and wanted to confirm. I confirmed our date and thanked him for checking, still unaware of the bomb he was about to drop. He replied that he was so sorry but our contract had the incorrect date and he had already booked someone else for our wedding date! Um, excuse me? And that’s when my minor meltdown began.
I forwarded everything to the wedding planner and within an hour I was receiving emails she had sent back to the videographer. Luckily she had written proof we had given him the correct date and that the fault lied with him. So now she is negotiating options for us 🙂 The original videographer has now offered to fly in another trusted cinematographer, offered to still edit the footage, and provide a discount! Hooray! Although I’m disappointed that he won’t be the one shooting like we originally thought, I still feel like we will end up with a fabulous wedding video and for a cheaper price, which never hurts.
If I had to deal with this by myself, I probably would’ve just cried, said OK, and found a different videographer that would’ve never lived up to the original one I wanted. So the moral of my story is, a good wedding coordinator is worth every penny. If you can swing it, do it and save your sanity!!