The position of a site coordinator must not be confused with a wedding coordinator.
The site coordinator is employed to act on the behalf of the facility and does not
leave the property to implement any logistics. A wedding coordinator implements all
logistics for every aspect of your wedding and is directly by your side from the
beginning of the planning stages to the completion of the event.
Isn't it an unnecessary expense?
Couples on a restricted budget need a coordinator the most.
A wedding coordinator can plan the event the bride and groom want while conscientiously
keeping within a predetermined budget.
What are the biggest mistakes people make when planning a wedding?
In our opinion, the first, biggest, and costliest mistake is budgeting.
Setting a budget is not as fun or exciting as shopping for "the" dress, or choosing
flowers. Not budgeting can mean paying off your wedding until your tenth anniversary!
A wedding coordinator knows how much wedding services cost and can help you decide what's
most important, considering your budget.
Once you have a budget, you'll need to stick to it! If you plan to spend $18,000 on
your wedding, in order to stay within that amount, you must keep accurate records,
a running balance, and maintain a payment plan. A wedding coordinator can help you
avoid being "swept away" in the planning. Stay within your budget, and make that
budget work for you.
Determine the essentials in creating your dream wedding. Do you really need that ice
sculpture at your Texas outdoor wedding in August?
Photography is not the place to skimp on your budget. People will forget the food
you served and your dress will be sealed up, and put away. Your photographs will
be what you look at and show off year after year. Leave the wedding photography
to an unbiased professional who does this weekend after weekend. They know the
pitfalls, the pains, and they will have a back-up plan.
A coordinator helps you avoid problems and can save you time and money. A
coordinator's knowledge of the industry is (and should be) broader than your
knowledge because they deal with weddings every day. Moreover, a coordinator
is an absolute necessity the day of your wedding. Do you want to line up the
wedding party? Do you want to fix hems on dresses? Make sure guests are seated
before you walk down the aisle? Make sure the buffet food is hot? Make sure the
photographer gets that picture of your favorite Aunt Nancy? Deliver gifts to the
right car after the wedding? You have planned your wedding day for months, and
dreamed of it since you were a child. Don't spend it worrying. That's what your
coordinator is for!