February 09, 2008

Hire a Wedding Coordinator

Brides often make the mistake of giving the job of wedding coordinator to a close friend or family member. Loved ones are eager to help - but it can all go out the window on your wedding day because your coordinator is caught up in her own get-ready matters or she's already down the aisle as a member of the wedding party or guest.

The dress that needs fluffing and the makeup that needs finishing touches shouldn't become the bride's responsibility. Today's coordinators offer a variety of packages to fit most every budget and most include a "day of" package. It also allows your family and friends to escape the stress and enjoy the festivities.

(from "Some dos and don'ts for planning your wedding" By KATHY VAN MULLEKOM, Daily Press, Newport News, Va.)