Should You Hire a Wedding Coordinator?

October 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Wedding Planning

With much emphasis on such a big day and with so many venues, services and suppliers in the wedding sector it can make choices very difficult for couples planning to get married with costs escalating to more than they imagined. Not only this but you also have to rely on all of these services and products to provide the quality as promised and to be delivered on time which can only add to the stress leading up to, and sometimes on the special day itself – after all there is no ‘take two’ on this day!

Couples need peace of mind and confidence from the beginning stages through to and on the day to make everything they planned for happen on time, look amazing, taste exceptional and feel outstanding – just as the couples anticipated. These days more and more people break from the traditional way of things especially as gay couples have opportunities to tie the knot now. The special day should enhance towards the couples’ personal feelings, tastes and style and reflect towards them and not necessarily the guests or family’s love for things. A common trend is for couples to have these occasions at a home or hired ground under a wedding marquee which might not save much money, but can create and tailor the special occasion more under their control. Therefore not restricted to venues availability and constraints, especially the ones who like to party until the early hours of the morning.

Planning and preparation is the key for any successful wedding celebration however simple or complex. So it is always a good start to write a bullet point list of thoughts and overall spending budget intended. To give yourself a better idea of what is available and the costs involved it is recommended you browse the web and also attend wedding exhibition and fairs. Even then couples may find all this too much with significant range of products and services with prices varying dramatically.

For couples that need a little help, inspiration, or just simply do not have the time for planning their own wedding or civil ceremony due to busy life schedules, feel comfortable turning over the details to a trained professional. Wedding Coordinators arrange as much or as little as you like, from sourcing recommended suppliers through to designing and creating the occasion from start to finish. All the hard work is already done from knowing what services, suppliers and products are value for money and would only confidently recommend these as they would do a fantastic professional job. Wedding coordinators have a reputation to uphold and the cost for these services should be free as commission would have been established from these services and therefore costing the clients no extra money. A good wedding coordinator can make all the difference as they are able to offer professional assistance and make sure that everything runs smoothly. Their aim is to be in the background dealing with everything efficiently, so you can confidently relax and totally enjoy the big day.

A company called ‘How Can We Help You?’ do all this and more by going the extra mile with fastidious attention to detail. With reputable years of experience they give inspirational ideas from the traditional, quirky to simple weddings and civil ceremonies helping clients through the planning stages adhering to time constraints and budgets making the whole experience stress free. They can arrange everything from venues, marquees, invitations and stationary, full wedding catering , budget planning and gift lists, through to the cake design, music and florists. From initial concept design through to the laying of the very last place card, they maintain a high level of excellence, ensuring the wedding day is not only perfect, but exceeds client’s expectations. They meet clients frequently prior to the big day to gain a clear and concise understanding of what is envisaged for the day. Attending rehearsals, liaise with suppliers and the venue ensuring couples that everything is just as they imagined, running smoothly according to schedule with every last detail checked. With knowledge, expertise and creative flair, they work with clients every step of the way, turning their Wedding Day dreams into reality.


August 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Wedding Planning

The wedding articles say that over 80% of grooms are at least equal partners in the wedding planning process.  So, of course, the wedding industry is catering to this group of men who have decided to own the wedding planning process.  Is this because average grooms are older than they used to be – and therefore pickier and more set in their ways?  Is it because most couples cohabitate before they marry, meaning they are paying for more of the wedding than they used to?


Whatever the reason, the Internet is full of stories of grooms who became completely caught up in the wedding planning process, and are just as hard to please and soothe as those famous Bridezillas that they like to make television programs about.  So, if you end up with one of these, how do you deal with him?  Well, you have choices.

You can let him have whatever he wants.  Let him control the whole thing.  Let him pick the flowers, the food, the table settings, the cake flavor, and even your dress.  What?  No!

You can test his fortitude.  Is he a real Groomzilla, or is he playing at this?  Take him to a bridal show.  Make him read all the bridal magazines with you.  Completely inundate him with wedding stuff.  He might very well cry uncle.

If he doesn’t?  Then it looks like you’ve got a partner for good.  Enjoy planning this special day with him and realize that if you can’t do this together, you’re probably not going to be very good at living together, raising kids together, and functioning as a couple.  It’s a good litmus test for the rest of your marriage.