- 10 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Aside from being a fellow bride…I’m also an wedding coordinator for a large banquet facility in Southern New Husband (we do over 200 weddings a year). In the process of trying to plan my own wedding and being overwhelmed myself (its so different being on this side because I don’t want anything that I see on a regular basis…or I’ll feel like I’m at work on my wedding day!). I’m finding one of the continuous things I keep asking myself is “Who can I get to do this on my wedding day”.
We are planning a “surprise outdoor wedding” so the strategy of getting it all done in secret is complicated….but fun! Being in the industry I’m lucky to have a great friend who has volunteered to be my day of coordinator (she’s the ONLY one in on the secret!) but it has got me thinking….a lot!
I’ve been in the industry since 2004 and have worked hundreds of weddings from over the top and elaborate to the simple and sweet. I’ve seen it all, dealt with it all and then some! (the unexpected is my speciality!) I’ve negotiated with fueding parents, given a reality check to those less helpful bridesmaids, and set up to every last detail entire weddings of 500 people.
I’m now beginning to wonder if perhaps I should look to move my experience, creativity, and patience into a direction that allows me to work for myself (instead of a venue). So I’m curious….are many of you using a wedding planner? Are many of you finding you’d like to hire a day of coordinator? Specifically in the Boston North and New Husband areas…is this something you’d find useful and affordable?
Thanks Bee’s for your help!