- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I am new to this site. I got engaged 2 months ago (he proposed on our 1 year anniversary 🙂 ) We decided to get married this upcoming July – that’s 8 months away! I live in Miami, FL & since he is very close to his family in Southern California we are having our wedding in Santa Barbara. We are planning a ceremony at the Sunken Gardens at the courthouse and reception at the arts pavilion – both sight unseen! His mother and family are willing to help but I’m wondering if I need a wedding planner or Day of Coordinator since I live across the country. Has anyone used one they can recommend?
We have some vendors already but I want to set up meetings when I go there to visit in December since I’m not sure I’ll be back again before the wedding. I need someone to decorate the reception site, photographer, makeup/hair…and I’m sure other things I haven’t yet thought of!
Also, since this is a destination wedding (we are expecting some friends from Miami to come) on a holiday weekend, I need to do room blocks at a hotel asap. Any thoughts or suggestions welcomed 🙂