Post # 1
I just found out she quit the job. Bummer! It seems like she was very familiar with the venue too. Now I have to work with a new person. I hope she is just as good, now I am worried 🙁
I just talked to my friend who got married not too long ago and she said it happened to her too so the catering mgr end up walking them through the planning process.
I wonder if the turnover rate is very high in this industry 🙁
Post # 3
We went through 3 in the year we had our venue booked. : It all worked out okay though and the girl who was there for our wedding did a fabulous job.
Post # 4
Dont know about the turnover rate but if this was my experience I would go and talk to the venue management about the concern(s) I have about having to start with somebody new in teh middle of the process.
Post # 5
This happened to my friend who got married last week. The coordinator quit 3 weeks before her wedding. I was a bridesmaid and I think a lot of the disorganization that happened during her ceremony was because there was no coordinator. There was no one to tell anyone when to start walking etc or even to grab the bride from the other side of the venue to begin her processional. It was stressful.
Post # 6
This just happened to me a few weeks ago. Luckily our wedding isn’t until june of next year so we have plenty of time to get to know the new coordinator when they hire one. If we don’t end up liking the one they hire I’m just going to shell out the money for a day of coordinator so that I’m not stressed leading up to the big day and on the day of. Good luck!
Post # 7
@lamkky: Yeah, that happened to us too in the week before our wedding! I totally bridezilla-ed all over the place when I heard it, but in the end, the lady who took her place was WAY better than her anyway!
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
The good news, is that there’ll be a lot of weddings before yours.
I would just make sure that everything’s in writing- that you didn’t have any verbal agreements with the original coordinator.
Post # 9
Happened to us about a month ago. I was especially nervous because the wedding is on an island, and the old coordinator grew up there…her replacement had never been until she got this job (though she had worked at a luxury resort on another island in a completely different part of the world). So, I was very, very nervous. But, like your wedding, ours is several months away so I’m optimistic that this woman will have plenty of time to acclimate to the venue, and maybe will even bring a new perspective — taking things that worked really well based on her predecessor’s notes, but she’s looking on them with fresh eyes and may be able to make some changes no one thought of improving before. And she’s proved to be totally competent and organized. So, this could turn out to be good fortune for you. But as a PP said, make sure you recap every single thing you discussed with the predecessor with the new coordinator – don’t leave anything to chance!!
Post # 10
Happened to us too! New lady seems fine. I was stressed at first, but zero problems so far.
Post # 11
It’s a good idea to hire a wedding coordinator or planner who could step in and take charge if need be. That person would be experienced in all aspects of the wedding and you could hire them just for the day of the wedding. Prices range from $500 and up and worth the extra cash. They do all the worrying for you! If you are in the NYC area, let me know and I could get you in touch with one. Regards and good luck! Lise of My Beloved Wed and Art