I have come here for a bit of advice on my wedding coordinators. I am getting married in Malta in August, I live in London therefore I thought it would be obvious to get wedding coordinators so that my day is well put together however the prices they quote me are quite high, making me do some leg work.
For example - I was quoted £230 for an aisle runner - I have been given high priced accommodations for my guests, making me then contact lower priced 4 star hotels and booking accordingly. They cost £1500 (£300 paid) for helping plan my wedding however I seemed to be doing more getting better prices, though I thought the pressure was supposed to be a little at least with a planner.
Anyway I looked at the photographers they listed me and I have contacted a few of them myself for quotes, and they are definitely charging more than the suppliers require - for example one photographer is £295 for 3 hours and £72 each additional hour. They quoted me £354 and £100 each additional hour. Another photographer quoted me £650 they quoted me £767 for 4 hours.
Has anyone experienced this? and any advise on proceeding? I cant not have a planner as I need someone to put the wedding together at the venue (not a hotel - a beach club, so they don't have anyone!)