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I really don't feel that I need a wedding coordinator. I feel like it is a waste of money and that I have everything under control. My wedding is only going to be 40 people and we're all really laid back. I already have the venue, flowers, photographer, welcome dinner site, and transportation to the site under control.

I am not worried about booking the music and my future MIL and friend is cooking a dinner for everyone the night before our wedding in the master suite at our hotel (spaghetti and salad).

 

Is it a bad idea not to hire a WC? Any thoughts from those who have or haven't had them? What are they really going to do for me? Please tell me if I am crazy!

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I don't think you're crazy..lol My site included a WC and since it was so remote we needed one, but if you have a good relationship with your vendors and you've thought of everything you may not need one. The WC does what you already did, except is at your location and may personally know vendors. We probably wouldn't want to pay the extra fee if we didn't have to, and we are also laid back so if there were a snag or two it wouldn't bother us.

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if you're crazy, then so are many of the gals on this forum, including myself!

 

the only diff is that my wedding location had a WC "built in" so i did have that.

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my site also is providing a WC at no extra cost and ive booked most of my vendors on my own, so no i dont think youre crazy either. i just dont see a need for me to hire an outside coordinator. i also dont have a language barrier though and my FMIL is a professional event planner in mexico...so i do have those things helping me too. if you feel comfortable not having a WC, i say go for it. it will save you money and if you dont need it, why spend the extra $$?

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I think that WC's are great for the bride that tends to be disorganized and that is prone to stress out. But like you said, if you have things under control, and you have a laid back group, I think you will be fine.

 

WC's are great though. They take everything off your shoulders and deal with all of the responsibility so you don't have to.

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Thanks for your encouragement! Yeah my FI and his family speak Spanish so I figure I can use them for stuff if I have any problems. Honestly, if I just keep the margaritas coming for my guests, they'll all have a blast no matter what. We're all a bunch of lushes who figured we would just gather our most fun friends and family and have a wedding/party in MX. The point was for it to be low-maintenance.

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I totally agree with you and felt the same way. How can you complain when you are with loved ones in paradise...and getting married!!! Anything that doesn't go according to plan is the icing on the cake imo, it adds to the memories. When you stress too much it becomes an "event" instead of a wonderful celebration of love. You have a great attitude and that's how I know your wedding will be amazing!

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no you aren't crazy. Just assign different people to take care of things ahead of time (ie bridesmaid distributes the bouquets, MIL makes sure the guys are on time, etc etc) so that you don't let things stress you out the day of. Have cash in envelopes set aside for your vendors ahead of time. Give all the important people a timeline ahead of time and just ask them to follow it.

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Most of us are just using the wedding coordinator that works for the hotel. It's no extra cost. I know some people hired WCs in addition, but usually that was for more elaborate weddings. I think a WC can save you money sometimes because they can get good deals on some stuff.

 

You can totally do it on your own.

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