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Jasmine, on May 13, 2020 at 10:43 AM Posted in Planning 0 12
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Okay! So my fiancé and I have decided to get married in Colorado.(we live in Indiana)I have done a ton of research on Iver from Colorado Micro Weddings and I’m pretty we are going to hire him. But I’m curious what are some of the pros and cons to hiring an out of state wedding planner? Does it make it that much easier? Or is it harder because I won’t ever actually meet him till right before the wedding?

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Latest activity by Elizabeth, on May 17, 2020 at 10:30 AM
  • Mrs. S
    Super November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    I don’t know that specific vendor, but I planned my NC wedding from CO and I hired everyone over the phone or online. I made one trip to do a cake tasting and makeup trial. Everything turned out great.
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  • Jasmine
    Savvy July 2021
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    So you did it completely by yourself and it was simple?
    I guess I’m nervous to hire a vendor and it be awful. Where he already has a ton of his own trusted vendors at a discounted price going through him.
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  • Victoria
    VIP October 2018
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    Same. We were living in Pittsburgh at the time and we got married in Maryland. We made two trips out - one to look at venues and one to meet with the coordinator at the venue we chose. We relied very heavily on online reviews, response time from the vendors, and overall gut feel.


    There are a lot of semi- or all-inclusive venues that make the planning from afar much easier. Ours handled all of the decorating, food, desserts, drinks, DJ, etc. We just had to find a florist and photographer.
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  • V
    Master July 2019
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    We got married in Pennsylvania and we live in Maryland so we planned our wedding from 4.5 hours away. I planned the entire thing on my own with very little input from my husband. Our venue had a list of recommended vendors, but the DJ was the only one we hired from that list. I read a ton of reviews for the vendors they recommended and vendors I found on my own. I used WeddingWire and The Knot to locate vendors. I found my photographer threw a Facebook friend who got married right before we got engaged. I loved the photos from her wedding. I used the same florist as my brother who got married 4 months prior to us. It was a mistake to use her, but by the time I realized that it was too late. For things like tastings. we would schedule meetings throughout the day with different vendors that way we could get more done at one time. I had no problems with planning a wedding from a different without a wedding planner.

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  • Jasmine
    Savvy July 2021
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    I think that’d be the hardest part for us is getting to Colorado to see all the vendors before the wedding. We live 17 hours away from where we want to get married. And that’s a big reason why I want someone else to do it. But it makes me nervous to see what they might pick and it be completely different then what I had in mind. I have a photographer, hair, makeup, and an officiant already. And I have where I want to do it. But I need a spot for a very small reception, flowers, and baker.
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  • Jasmine
    Savvy July 2021
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    See that’s what I’m nervous for is I’m going to hate someone I pick 😭
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
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    My planner was not out of state, but she was not local (neither was my venue). We met in person twice before our wedding, but all other communication was done via email or telephone, and it worked out great. Having a planner take care of things for a destination wedding is a must, in my opinion.

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  • V
    Master July 2019
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    She didn't have as much experience as I thought she did which was my mistake. I also didn't do a lot of research on her because she was excellent for my brother's wedding. I would just make sure you do a lot of careful research because even with a planner you could still end up with someone you aren't happy with.

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  • Mrs. S
    Super November 2019
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    I think it’s good to hire a planner. I want to encourage you not to be afraid to hire an out of state planner. As a violinist I’ve worked with wonderful planners but some local in-state ones who were still disorganized. Lots of people hire out of state these days because of jobs and spread out families. I’m sure it’ll turn out wonderfully!
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  • Jillian
    Savvy September 2021
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    Where in a Colorado are you planning on getting married?
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  • Jasmine
    Savvy July 2021
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    Sapphire Point 😍
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  • Elizabeth
    Super June 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    We're getting married in NY, but we live in MD. We hired the venue, DJ, and photographer before moving to MD. We've hired a HMUA and florist from online reviews and phone/email conversations. I feel just as confident about the ones we've met in person as those we haven't. I think you learn more about a vendor from reviews online than you do from meeting them, except a "gut feeling." A lot of people can seem great when you meet them, but offer awful services, which is how we end up with vendors with such awful reviews online! I'd rely on reviews to make a short list and then call to talk to them in person to check for a gut feeling. But you can definitely plan a wedding without being there and do just fine. A planner would take more stress away and give you more time, but it's not necessary at all.

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