A wedding planner acts as your personal advocate and consultant to help you plan your special day. When couples start thinking about their wedding ceremony and reception, they are often confused and unclear about how to plan and execute this unique event. It’s no wonder…there’s A LOT to think about.
How much to spend…where to spend it…and how to manage it all- are questions that can quickly turn to worries as the day approaches.
Many couples are surprised to learn how much preparation is required for even a modest wedding. The average wedding can take more than two hundred fifty hours just to plan! That doesn’t include the beehive of activity and coordination on the “day of”. You may not have the time (or patience) required to compare and evaluate every option. A wedding planner can do that for you. We take all the headaches off your plate so that this very special occasion is simply a joyous one.
But handling the details isn’t our only skill. We are trained to be good listeners and to understand your needs…while also acknowledging the opinions of family and friends whose advice you value. If there are differences of opinion, we can bring objectivity and experience to the discussion and help mediate a solution that satisfies everyone.
Wedding planners also know how to work with all of your vendors to make sure each particular is just the way you want it. A good planner can help keep you within your budget without sacrificing your sense of style.
While some may be concerned that planners are an extra expense, it is good to consider that in many cases we can actually save you money. Just identifying the appropriate trusted vendors to fit your budget is worth a planner’s participation all by itself.
In short, a wedding planner can play a significant role in helping you create a wedding day that will always bring fond memories.
A wedding professional will provide you with the highest quality of service that you deserve. Even though family members have good intentions, they do not have the experience of a wedding professional. Your family and friends deserve to enjoy the day as much as you do and not spend it working. Also a wedding professional will not be delayed by family and friends that they have not seen in a very long time when they want to talk and catch up. Your wedding planner is there to keep the day running smoothly and on track.
If your venue offers the services of an in-house coordinator for your day and you are trying to decide if you need an outside wedding planner, there is a difference between the two. Listed below are some of the things that a wedding planner can help with that a venue in-house coordinator cannot help with:
• Attending vendor meetings with you and asking the right questions
• Reviewing all your vendor contracts for errors or potential problems
• Helping you combine all the ideas that you have to create the wedding of your dreams
• Creating extensive time lines for you
• Staying in touch with your vendors and making final confirmations
• Having back-up reputable vendors to contact in case of a problem
• Assisting you with invitations and stationary etiquette
• Providing you with custom planning resources
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There are many venue in-house coordinators who do a great job managing the venue. However, it is not their job to assist you with all the details that go along with planning your wedding. If in doubt, just ask the in-house coordinator what services they will be providing for you.