Many brides belive that by hiring a wedding coordinator will make things run very smoothly. It is true sometimes but more than likely wedding corrdinator aren't as useful as brides might think they are. Be careful who you hire and how much you pay.
Having said all this I have seem some good wedding coordinators and I personally don't have anything against them. Just don't overpay and overestimate as to what they can do.
Planning for Hair & Make-up
Hair/make-up artists are notorious for making brides late. As the bride, tell your hair & make-up people that they need to be done a whole hour before they actually need to be done. For example: If their pictures start at 3:00, schedule your hair and make up to be done at 2:00. And if you do get done at 2:00, then you have that time to relax with your girls.
You only have one and only one wedding day. Don't waste half your morning getting hair and make up done. Schedule your hairstylist and makeup artist to show up as early as 7 or 8:00AM. If they cannot guarantee your hair will last all day then get somebody else. If they know what they are doing then your hair should last until midnnight.
Limousines & Classic Car Drivers
Some drivers might not be as punctual as you are. Make sure that you are adamant about pick-up and drop-off times, and also be sure to give them accurate directions. Allow for plenty of time so the driver is not rushing the photographer to be done before their next job’s pick-up.
Brides, Be Responsible for Your Dress
Do not let someone else cart around your dress. For example, we love mom, but, on more than one occasion we were sitting around ready to go, without a dress. Thus wasting valuable photography time.
Organizing Family Formal Pictures
If you have family members that you know typically run late in your immediate or extended family, be sure to give them a 30 – 45 minute buffer. For example: Tell family members to be there at 4:15 if their scheduled picture time is 5:00. Be sure to give them accurate directions. Another special thing to do that will also assure that everyone is informed on picture times is to send a personal note, e-mail, and or phone call to each member saying something like, “We really love you and care about you, and want you to be a part of our special day…Here is the time, place, and accurate directions to get there.