Friday, December 12, 2008

I need help

I am starting to think that this is really becoming Mission Impossible. Our projections have us going past our budget by a long shot and even guests not showing up can't help us. It is all those extra things that are independent of the guests. So I started reading WeddingBeePro, yeah don't give me shit, and found that the avg wedding cost $15K in states. Ok this number is probably alittle inflated for Cali, but still, maybe 20K. So that is what we are trying to aim for. So this wed coordinator was trying to get vendors together so that she could do 15K weddings. I think I need to enlist her. There are things that I don't know, that my married friends don't know (esp my married friends) and that most people don't know that only the pros know. I have no qualms with paying the wedding coordinator 1-2k if she saves me 4-5k. I'll take that deal any day. Maybe it is time to give this person a call to see if she is remotely local to SoCal and have her start revamping our budget and expectations so that we don't spiral out of control.

5 comments:

Bluffing Bride said...

Have you found your venue yet?

AmyJean said...

I got a so cal wedding coordinator and i love her. I think she will do miracles in helping me stay within my budget... hit me up if you'd like more info... I adore her ! :)

Good luck, keep us posted about what you decide!

Bluffing Bride said...

i was gonna suggest this venue in orange county: Jones Victorian Estate. you can google it. i don't know if the venue goes with your wedding vision, but it comes with an awesome coordinator who does wonders with budgets and coordinating with vendors.

Mike and Elaina said...

Back to the DJ thing again. Ross' wife Monica is also a wedding coordinator and she can everything from full planning and coordination to just day of coordination. If you go with Ross you also get a credit suppliment for his wife's coordination package. Then you just add the extras you want her to do and Ross enlists everything in his DJ contract. She's do everything from handwrite you invitations, to recevie the RSVP's for you, to throwing out drunk relatives the day of. I highly recomend looking into them. Good luck again!

EBM said...

Thanks for the thoughts, I will hit you guys up for H.E.L.P.