He gets down on one knee + pops the question. She says yes!
Now, it’s engagement time— Such an exciting time! Things shift from date nights to planning + coordinating all the details for THE special day.
From Bridal magazines, to endless scrolls through Pinterest, googling the top 10 venues in your area, making sure the color scheme is perfect, to agreeing upon the love/hate relationship with the seating chart...the list goes on.
A couple puts so much time, effort + energy into planning their special day.
This is why I have to keep myself from visibly cringing when I hear that a couple is choosing to go without a wedding coordinator. I realize that I am just a little biased since I am, in fact, a wedding coordinator/planner, and while there are many reasons that could end up on a list, here are my top 3 reasons why I believe every wedding should have a wedding coordinator.
1. I am passionate about the bride, groom + their family being able to relax, be present + able to enjoy the process of their special day! This day tends to FLY by for the couple and I prefer if everyone gets to enjoy the day rather than put out little mini unexpected hiccups/fires throughout the day. (Because face it, something ALWAYS happens...trust me.) This day is there for them to enjoy, not to stress about.
2. I recognize that if SOMEONE isn’t running this epic day, then it's the mother of the Bride, a family friend, or countless others are! That makes the day more about work than about fun. No matter how great or wonderful, your friends and family are not substitutes for a professional. If a friend or family member is helping to run things, it ultimately means that they aren't going to be able to enjoy the wedding as a guest. They will be working the wedding. And that's no fun for them. (A note to self- I'm hiring a wedding coordinator when my sister gets married. No contest.)
3. Which is probably the most important one on my list: You should be able to be 100% present on your day. This day is one that happens only once. You want to be 100% present in everything and all big moments that happen that day. You've spent so much time + effort in creating a memory that will last a lifetime. By hiring a coordinator, you help to ensure a seamless day for you to enjoy!
There you have it. The top 3 reasons why I advocate for a wedding coordinator. I hope to continue to share knowledge + insight within this fun, sometimes crazy world of weddings.
As a coordinator, there is very little that makes my heart burst with joy + excitement more than being able to see a couple fully able to enjoy + focus on their day. Whether you are planning a wedding, hope to plan one someday, or just reading this for fun-- I sincerely hope our paths cross someday.