A wedding is a special day that requires pre-planning and attention to detail months in advance as well as the day that the event will take place. Oftentimes brides and grooms feel that they can accomplish this on their own, only to realize later in the planning process that it is a bit overwhelming. This was my own experience as a bride as well as seeing this happen time and time again professionally as a wedding coordinator. Hiring a wedding coordinator is one way to ease the stress in the months before the wedding as well as the day of when it is need most. Here are a few tips in selecting the perfect wedding coordinator for that special day.
Personality counts. Wedding coordinators come in all shades when it comes to personalities. When you interview potential candidates to be your wedding coordinator it is important that you find a match to your personalities. Understanding each other when communicating is key to a successful wedding ceremony and reception. The interview period should last at least an hour so that you can get a feel for your potential coordinator’s personality to be sure it’s a match and you both feel comfortable. She will be taking direction for both bride and groom so everyone needs to be on the same page.
Understanding your vision will help your day be what you want. There are so many different styles and colors to choose from when designing the perfect wedding. It is important that your wedding coordinator understands your vision and what you expect from your wedding ceremony and reception. During the interview process he or she will more likely have a book or portfolio of past weddings so you can see what their work experience has been. It is nice to have a coordinator who has experience working with the type of wedding style the bride and groom envision for their special day.
Creating a budget with your wedding coordinator from the beginning is important. There are so many costly factors that pop up unexpectedly. It is important to select a wedding coordinator who is willing to help you create a budget from the very beginning so there will not be many surprises. A good professional in the wedding business always has a check list of items so there are few surprises later on. This should be an extensive list from the engagement pictures and party to the after wedding thank you notes that are sent.
Weddings are that one special day that you can remember through photos for years and generations to come. It is important to care for this day by pre-planning and choosing the very best professional wedding coordinator within your budget. This will make for an excellent celebration.