What Is A Wedding Planner?
A wedding planner is a professional consultant with the training, expertise, and contacts that can help ensure a smooth and unforgettable wedding. They can assist you by wearing several different hats such as adviser, coordinator, designer, financial planner, supervisor, mediator, confidant, manager and friend.
What Can a Wedding Consultant Do For Me?
In addition to helping make your wedding dreams come true within your budget and saving you from making costly mistakes, a consultant will save you valuable time. Many engaged couples and families do not have the time for the detailed planning and work that a beautiful wedding requires. A professional consultant can handle the details, which will allow you to be more relaxed and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.
Why Should I Hire a Professional Event Planner To Plan My Wedding?
Wedding consultants have experience planning events. In addition to saving time and money, a planner will be there on the wedding day to make everything runs smoothly. Your day will be handled with care and attention to detail so you can relax and enjoy your day. Event planners have long lasting relationships with vendors in the area. That knowledge can save you the time of researching vendors on your own. You will only be presented with vendors that fit within your budget so you won’t have to worry about spending more than industry standard for these services. The day of coordination that an event planner provides will allow your friends and family to have a chance to enjoy the day with you because they won’t have to take on the small tasks that often get assigned to family or friends during the event.
But What If I Want To Plan The Wedding Myself?
A professional wedding consultant will work with you to bring all your dreams to life. Even if all the planning is complete, it would be beneficial to have a wedding consultant on the day of the wedding to see that everything runs smoothly while anticipating any problems that may arise. Let’s face it..you don’t want to spend your special day worrying about the arrival of the cake? Why wake up in the middle of the night stressed and anxious about the florist not calling? A wedding planner is the best gift you and your future spouse can give each other!
If The Venue Provides An In-House Planner, Why Would I Hire One In Addition To Them?
In-house event planners are great resources for your event but they tend to focus on only one aspect of your event – sales. They typically do not work with you to complete timelines or act as a liaison between you and outside vendors. A planner can work with the in-house planner while maintaining the overall vision of your event and connecting all of the dots to make sure that you get a return on your once in a lifetime investment. An outside wedding planner is your insurance policy for your BIG DAY!
I’m On A Tight Budget, Can I Afford A Wedding Planner?
A wedding consultant is part of your wedding budget, not an added expense. A good consultant can save you money by suggesting less expensive alternatives as well as obtaining discounts from the service providers with whom they work.
Why Hire A Wedding Planner?
The average wedding takes between two and three hundred hours of just planning time. Not everyone has that much time to spare to properly plan the wedding of their dreams. Hiring a professional wedding planner can help cut the time you spend. Their experience with vendors as well as knowledge of ceremony and venue locations can keep you from spending hours researching all aspects of your wedding. They can help you with anything from invitation wording, to vendor selections, to budgeting, to timelines to décor ideas and even honeymoon planning.
Having a wedding planner also can relieve stress for everyone at the wedding so the couple, the bridal party and all the guests can sit back and enjoy the day. The wedding planner will be the one making sure everything goes smoothly. That way no one else has to try to “play” the role of wedding planner. It is their job to make sure everyone is where they need to be, everything is set up the way it should be and the planner usually handles any problems that may pop up.