Happy Mid January Lovelies,
It’s that time of year for most newly weds…. Shopping, shopping and shopping to book your vendors for your wedding day. This blog is dedicated to those who have these comments crossing their minds. “So, what’s the deal with wedding planners? What exactly is their purpose? Why would I have to hire one? I’m an organized person. I’m sure it’s just an extra expense that I do not need right now”. If this sounds like you, this read is for you. I feel like planners can sometimes have a bad reputation and people tend to think that it’s not a real profession. Hate to break it to you but it is! It is actually one expense that you will definitely NOT regret on your wedding day. Here are some tips to why you should hire a planner and what to look for in one.
The first and foremost reason most couples come to planners is because of lack of time to plan. Many brides and mother of the brides work full-time jobs and do not have the time to plan a memorable wedding. So we are here to make your time worthwhile. It has been said that the average couple spends 250 hours planning there wedding. That’s a whole lot of time to plan your wedding. Out of those 250 hours you are probably spending 1/2 of it on #2…
While you need to spend countless hours finding the perfect photographer, florist, baker, videographer, disc jockey etc.. to match your personality, taste and budget, we already have these relationships with the vendors and know which would work best with you. Limiting your selection therefore you won’t feel so overwhelmed. Rest assured that if a vendor is referred by a planner chances are they are a well reputable vendor. We work with only the best vendors in the industry, do I need to say more? Their work speaks for themselves but our relationship helps you get better service and better price. Especially when you are on a…. #3…
We work with you to plan the perfect wedding of your dreams with your respected budget in mind. Don’t think because you have a small budget you cannot afford a wedding planner. It is possible! We help narrow down what matters must to you and finding the best for your buck! And you know the best part…. ??? We actually help you save! Wedding planners provide so much service to vendors that they often offer negotiable discounts for their clients. Which means you SAVE. But what is a well organized, perfectly budget wedding without some #4….
We constantly need to keep ourselves involved with the latest trends, and progressively studying the trends of tomorrow. We know what looks will work and what won’t and together we can build your color palette and design the perfect wedding scheme personalized just for you. While no two weddings are the same we work with you to really capture that you factor for your big day. Which brings me to #5…
The great thing with hiring a wedding planner is that you can be as involved or uninvolved as you wish. Planning together or leaving it in our hands, you decide your involvement. We work together to get the “blue print” down on paper and then you decide your involvement and your custom package #6…
Most planners have three set packages: full service package, a slightly altered package and month of coordination. but since no two weddings are the same, we also tailor to your needs/wants while allowing you the option to customize your package . While one couple may want the full package, from A to Z, another may want a planner just for the day of, in case something goes sour. TRUST ME: You do not want to be the one dealing with the mix ups on your wedding day nor do you want Uncle Joe to handle them either. Your wedding should be smooth sailing from start to finish, or at least to you and your guests it should be. Which brings me to my next point.
Professional planners carry with them at all times an emergency kit. We have everything in this kit from an extra pair of nylons to gum, to snacks, to usb keys, to batteries (even for those old school guests who might have forgotten to change their batteries..)
This is to ensure that if something comes up, we can most probably fix it. We also handle special requests, such as refreshers for the newly weds. Ahh!! Which brings me to my favorite reason why you should hire a planner.
When you are stuck planning the wedding, you don’t get to enjoy the process. Let’s face it planning a wedding can be stressful and a big headache especially when you want it to go exactly your way, but most brides that plan their own wedding end up looking forward for the wedding just so it can be done with. This does happen. Having a professional take over means you get to actually breathe and enjoy whats happening during each step. You get to look forward to your wedding day instead of looking forward to the end!
Be selective when choosing your planner. Make sure she is a legitimate professional, perhaps a certificate might help. Have a look at their portfolio or get some referrals from them. Get to know your planner and see if it clicks. You need to get to know your planner, you will be spending a lot of time together.
Hiring a planner is for your benefit. If you’re still unsure, reach out to me and let’s chat. I can help you see the bigger picture and hey! We might click.
Also be sure to check out my pinterest page. I’ve posted many boards filled of inspiration to fire your imagination. Have a look, perhaps I’ve captured a look you want for your big day.
I really hope I’ve made some of you see that hiring a planner for your wedding day is as important as purchasing your perfect gown.