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wedding coordinator

August 02, 2017 12:38:20 am

Posted in Napa, CA, USA
Emptyprofileicon Shirlyn Navarro Wedding date: June 21, 2014 Napa, CA, USA

i'm confused if i should hire a wedding planner/coordinator or not, my wedding is going to be 2 years from now and i feel i have enough time to get it all done but then again i dont know any vendors and i feel if i'll have a wedding planner she/he could help me with discounts. well anyway any wedding coordinator in napa area that offers full service for a cheap price? budget is really tight.. only $2000 or less

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149437 Chelsea and Jon-Paul Wedding date: August 14, 2010

May 29, 2012 9:00:19 am

I would NOT suggest hiring a coordinator. MOST venues that you work with will have an onsite point person who can (and will) assist you with the process. Many properties have a pre-approved vendor list which will help you select vendors because they already know who will work professionally and courteously and not come in and destroy the place. I also checked out all my vendors online on sites like Yelp, etc. I planned a Sonoma winery wedding from Denver in under a year with nothing more than my onsite and the internet :). And it was PERFECT!!

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Emptyprofileicon Meredith and John Wedding date: August 04, 2012 Napa, CA, USA

May 29, 2012 9:15:37 am

Some sites require that you at least have a day of coordinator, so you may need one anyway depending on the venue. You probably do not need a full service coordinator if you have a lot of time, but someone to help partially plan may be helpful if not required. Additionally Napa has some pretty strict policies on where you can and cannot get married, so if you do not have a venue yet a planner can help you find one and sometimes gain access to places you would not be otherwise able to find yourself.

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277326 Clara Chan Wedding date: October 15, 2010 Napa, CA, USA

June 12, 2012 6:27:27 pm

I agree with Meredith about hiring at least a day-of-coordinator. Reason is that yes, some sites will require a day-of-planner at minimum in Napa (so that the event does not give the venue a bad rep if it goes poorly) and because there are a lot of restrictions and regulations in Napa County in general (for example, Napa has some heavy sound regulations and my own wedding had to end ~10ish. But knowing this ahead of time is good, because we did cocktails and smores afterwards w/o music.)Also because, no matter how much time you have in advance to plan your wedding, you will likely find it stressful to be in more than one place on the actual day of your wedding to oversee logistics, your incoming guests and also your understandably glowy-yet-emotional self! Simply, having a little help could save you a lot of mental stress, at least on the very day of your wedding - which is the day that matters most.

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