"I have no regular excuses for hiring a wedding coordinator. (WC)
-I'm not a Real Housewife of anywhere.
-I don't have 400 of my nearest and dearest coming to my 'intimate ceremony.'
-I'm not a Kardashian, so I won't be having a wedding televised every five days.
-I'm not a lawyer/doctor/Starbucks barista. (They very busy and people could lose their lives if they don't focus and do their jobs properly.)
I work from home as a writer. ( Professional nap taker and procrastinator). We invited just 60 of our nearest and ok-ist to our ceremony. We had both done this before as we are big fans of 'practice, practice practice!'
So why would I need a WC?
I had Google and Pinterest, so I should be fine right?
I initially had contacted Brandi about wedding decor. She told me that she does work with another company dealing with decor but her website was about wedding coordination and if I was interested in that she would gladly set up a first (free) meet and greet.
On the drive to meet her, I started feeling guilty about spending this money for a WC when it could be going to other important things like shoes. I resolved to do the meet and greet, lie through my smiling teeth and nod a lot then go home and chickenly email her and blame my unknowing fiancé for the reason why we won't be using her.
I thought I knew everything and had it all planned out.
How hard can it be?
It's only one day.
Easy peasy right?
I pictured a bouffant topped matron with 3 or four inches of makeup spackled on, to greet me.
A charmingly fresh faced, easygoing woman with a huge grin replaced that image.
Instead of staring at four inch long nails pointing at pictures of stuff that I HAD to have for my wedding, I was 'simply' (Get my nod to the company title?) asked 'what was my vision and how could she help'.
Through a series of questions I quickly realized that I had not a clue about what I was doing and started to offer her my first born.
Over the next couple of month, we chatted and met up a number of times, like a quick email and snap shot of something from her asking 'what do you think of this?' To get together and be given a list of things I had to finish but her list was much longer and always a laugh and encouragement that we will get it all done and it will be 'awesome','a blast','beautiful' and most importantly, 'so you'.
The day of was soooo easy.
I had no contact with any vendors, except the caterer, as I was marrying him.
She did it all.
I had time for a nap, go out for lunch and go to a art gallery.
She did it all.
I had one little panic moment where the bridal store that was supposed to steam my dress and put me into it suddenly went on vacation two days before the wedding.
But no worries.
She did it all.
My now husband who used to tease me about hiring a WC, now says the same thing.
She really did do it all.
So if you want a wedding day, where you can actually remember and enjoy the day instead of being pulled in a million directions then Simplicity Coordination is for you.
It was the smartest choice for the wedding I made...oh, yes and the groom too. Dang, I keep forgetting him."
- Melissa Murphy & Daniel Verret