There is nothing like a perfectly executed wedding—seriously, there’s nothing like it. Everything just flows. Why does everything flow? Well, look, it’s easy. I’ll show you:
1. The photographers show up and work with ease knowing the flow of events, allowing them to transition easy and comfortably, resulting in stunning shots.
2. The DJ/Band, without distraction, can take time to read the crowd and build a plan to keep the party all night.
3. Your caterer is free to prepare your food, thoughtfully with each guest in mind.
What typically happens is that a bride decides to rely on other vendors to fulfill the capacity of another wedding professional. Most don’t mind. However, after speaking to many florists, caterers and photographers last week, I will tell you that each and every one said that it takes away from their work. You didn’t hire this award-winning wedding photojournalist whose fashionable style is to die for to come and pin on boutonnieres or build your timeline. The same goes for your caterer and DJ. While they can assist you, they are there to do one job and do it flawlessly, successfully and basically—the job you hired them for. Any wedding pro will tell you, that they don’t mind helping, but they absolutely love when they can show up and do what they’ve been paid to do. It means it is one less shot they didn’t miss, one more song that could’ve been played or flawless service provided by the catering staff.
The moral of the story: get a wedding planner, or at the very least, a month of coordinator.