As a Tampa wedding photographer, I spend a lot of time observing wedding days as a whole. The photographer is usually one of the only vendors there the entire day. The success of a wedding is not dependent on one singular vendor but rather how they all work together. Think of your wedding vendors as a team. They are all working together to make your wedding day amazing, but, what’s a team without a coach? Someone working with all the key “players” to ensure success? And, when it comes to a wedding, the coach is undoubtedly the wedding coordinator. Below you will find the top three (3) reasons you should hire a wedding coordinator in Tampa.
Florist, DJ, venue coordinators, photographers, caterers. These are some of the vendors you will likely have on your wedding day. Together, these vendors work to make your wedding day everything you’ve dreamed of. However, they don’t always have the chance to communicate with each other as much as they should. And, that’s where a wedding coordinator comes in! Wedding coordinators take these key team members and ensure they are working together flawlessly to execute your wedding as planned. A lot of venues will include a venue coordinator when you book with them but their job is to ensure everything at the venue is going well, not coordinate with other vendors. Hiring an outside coordinator will ensure the day goes smoothly, as they communicate with all key players.
The average wedding is about 8 hours. That is a lot of time and the last thing you want is for your day to run WAY behind. Prior to the wedding, a coordinator will meet with you and correspond with your other vendors to put together a timeline to follow for the day. I’m going to be honest with you, in my experience as a wedding photographer, I haven’t seen a wedding run exactly on time. They either run a little behind or in some amazing cases, ahead of schedule. But, with the timeline to follow, your day is bound to go much more smoothly than if you didn’t have one. Knowing this, you will be much more relaxed. You shouldn’t have to spend your day keeping track of logistics. Your only job on your wedding day is to have an amazing time celebrating your love.
I can tell you from my viewpoint as a wedding photographer, the weddings that have an outside coordinator are much easier to work than the one’s that don’t. You hired each vendor to do a specific job and you want them focusing on that job. As the photographer, I want to focus my time on taking stunning photos of your love, not trying to track down what time the florist is dropping off the bouquets or if the bakery dropped off the cake to the reception venue. That’s not to say I won’t do my very best to help out in any capacity I’m able to but it’s much better for everyone is each vendor is focused on doing the job they were hired to do.
Well, there you have it, my top reasons I would recommend hiring a wedding coordinator in Tampa. I personally hired one for my very own wedding and can tell you it was some of the best money we spent.
Finally, if you are looking for a wedding coordinator or planner in Tampa or surrounding areas, check out my blog post featuring Taylor Falcon of Taylor Falcon Events. And, as always feel free to reach out to me if you are looking for a wedding photographer in Tampa. I would love to hear from you!