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Wedding planning is one of the most exciting times for any bride and groom. It can also become very stressful immediately. The big debate comes upon deciding if you want to stick with DIY or to hire a wedding coordinator. There are both pros and cons to these decisions, which boil down to budget, number of attendees, and the location of the wedding among other things. Here are a few things to consider if you have not made up your mind yet.

DIY weddings can definitely be achieved.

It might seem like plenty of hard work but if you have the right support system as well as being organized, your big day will go as smoothly as expected. DIY weddings are perfect for smaller receptions. If your guests are not over a hundred, DIY can definitely be done. A smaller and more intimate wedding deserves a DIY preparation. It will feel more authentic and genuine not just for the guests but for the couple as well. Your maid of honor and bridesmaids can be given tasks during the planning session. This will assist you in easing the load of the planning. Do ask the bridesmaids and the maid of honor if they have the time to be able to help you beforehand. This way you have an idea about the help and the assistance you can rely on.

The money that will be spent on hiring a wedding coordinator can also go to other things such as drinks or gifts for the entourage. Being realistic with your budget can help you save money and be more mindful about your expenses. By not having a wedding coordinator also forces you and your partner to be more hands-on with the wedding planning. This will give you the chance to get to know about each other’s expectations about the big day and how it you both want it to unfold.

Hiring a wedding coordinator means that you would have to pay them accordingly.

The prices vary depending on the exact tasks and jobs that you need them for. If you have the budget to hire a coordinator then do so. Your load will lighten or possibly have nothing to do at all and you will have the peace of mind that everything else will be taken care of. When you hire a wedding coordinator, make sure that you let them know what they need to handle, even down to the last details so that there will be no surprises in the end.

Some brides will only need a coordinator for the wedding day itself. Make sure that you discuss with the coordinator about the tasks that need to be handled. The budget should be discussed as well so that there will be no misunderstanding between the two parties. If you can only spend a certain amount on a coordinator, let them know so that they have an idea what they are working with. Always ask the coordinator about their background, experience, and their understanding of how these things work. You have to be able to trust the person who will run your wedding.

By Ady Banico

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