Wedding coordinator vs family and friends

It’s easy for a lot of families to disregard wedding coordinators because they have many friends and family members to help them the day of the wedding. We’re all for family stepping in and helping the beautiful new couple, but before family or friends are appointed the people of contact for the wedding day, it’s important to consider many things. Let us break down some reasons why it’s important to hire a wedding coordinator and not appoint family or friends:

 Let your family and friends enjoy it all

It’s great to be involved in a loved one’s wedding, but on the day of the wedding there should be no stress – for anyone! Wedding planners and coordinators are hired to make everyone’s life easier, not only the bride and groom. We want all guests to have a great night and not have to worry about any mishaps or timeline. Have drink, relax and let us coordinators handle the ‘behind the scenes’.

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Wedding coordinators are not venue coordinators

There is a significant difference between wedding coordinators and venue coordinators. Venue coordinators are quite valuable on wedding days (we appreciate you!), but their responsibilities and abilities differ from those of a wedding coordinator. Venue coordinators work for the need of the venue – not for any other vendors, or guests. In other words, on the wedding day, the venue coordinator will ensure the venue is running as per contract and will usually depart once the meal is served. A wedding coordinator is your personal consultant for the day; focused on every single detail of your wedding. From time management, floor plans, bridal party arguments, speeches and basically anything else you can think of – we work exclusively for you and your needs!

Make for a smooth rollout

Wedding coordinators are on the ball; they can sense a problem from a mile away (you know what we mean). If a family member or friend is in charge of any potential issues, it is likely that other guests will find out – due to talking to other guests and seeking advice or help. Let the vendors contact the wedding coordinator and make it seem to the guests that there were no problems the whole day.

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Conflict of interest

Tension during or after a wedding is never fun. If a friend or family member forgot the liquor receipts at the venue, if they were rude to one of the vendors, if they didn’t lock up the moneybox right away, there is going to be some sort of animosity present. Wedding coordinators are the professionals; we know how to handle every situation thrown at us because it is like routine. If there is going to be any sort of tension involved, put it on us – we want every single guest to spend the next day talking about what a great time they had. After all, hearing satisfied responses from our clients is one thing we love about our job!

Post by: Melissa Esposito

www.karilywood.com

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