To Hire -or- Not to Hire a Wedding Coordinator? Why You Should Hire One!

You're near the finish line of your wedding planning. And the thought of having a day-of coordinator has crossed your mind, but either you simply don't have the money in your budget, or think you don't need one. Most brides make the costly mistake of not hiring a day-of coordinator. Don't be one of those brides!

Did you know most reception venues actually require you to have a day-of coordinator?!?

Examples of such wedding venues in San Diego County include: The Omni Hotel, The Scripps Birch Aquarium, Green Acre Campus Pointe , Green Acre Nautilus, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad, and the Darlington House, just to name a few. While other places do 'recommend, but don't require one.' It's imperative you know which boat you fall in and which services are actually included in your contract. That's my legal background speaking.

Although most reception venues have a "coordinator" in their title, their responsibilities are actually limited to the terms of their contract (which you signed), only covering the usual reception basics:

the food, alcohol, the number of tables, chairs, tableware/silverware, the standard ivory/white linens, a colored cloth napkin folded in the fashion you voted for, the gift/card table, the seating assignment table, and cake table with standard linens.

What's NOT included by a typical reception venue's coordinator?!? I'm glad you asked. :)