After many years of waiting, finally, He has proposed and You have accepted. What to do next? Hire a Wedding Planner. 🙂
You might think that it’s too expensive to hire one or that only the rich and famous appoint Wedding Planners. It would have been so in the past but not anymore. As a matter of fact, wedding planners are reasonably priced if you find the right person according to your budget and requirements. Also, there are many people like you and I who are looking to hire one too.
According to Wikipedia, the definition of a wedding planner is a professional who assists with the design, planning and management of a client’s wedding. The client is usually the bride and groom but can also sometimes be the bride or grooms’s parents. The question that clients always ask me on our first meet up, either directly or indirectly, is why should I hire you, a wedding planner? There are 5 reasons why you should engage one.
You Are Busy With Your Daily Routine. The couple is just too busy with their job or other responsibilities that take up a lot of their time. A great deal of researching and planning goes into organizing the perfect wedding. Enthusiastic couples might even plan their wedding 1 or 2 years in advance. But for couples that do not have the luxury of time, a wedding planner can come in handy. They will prepare a to-do list with items that need to be completed within a stipulated deadline, schedule meetings with vendors and even attend these meetings as well. As insiders in the wedding industry, they know which vendor has the best services based on the couples’ requirements and this saves precious time for the couple.
You Have A Budget And Cannot Stick To It. If you are planning a wedding on a budget or if you are not good at sticking to a budget, you might want to consider hiring a wedding planner. Although it might seem to be a contradictory decision as it is considered an expense, but you would be able to save more money. A wedding planner will sit and work with the couple on setting the appropriate budget according to their vision and ensure that they stick to the budget. As most wedding planners have good working relationships with vendors, they will be able to provide a better deal as opposed to if the couple were to walk-in themselves.
The Wedding Is At A Different Location. Your hometown is in one end of the country, the hometown of your other half is at the other end and you need to do 2 separate wedding functions in both places. How will you plan the wedding if both of you are working somewhere not related to these 2 locations? You could ask your family to help out, but eventually you would not want to burden them with the responsibility of organizing your wedding. You could consider hiring a wedding planner that is familiar with the location and who would be able to provide you with venues and vendors in that area. Not only will you save time but also you will only work with one person to ensure that the wedding planning in both locations goes on perfectly without a hitch.
You Get Stressed Easily. Getting married is a once in a lifetime event for most people and everyone wants the perfect wedding. Due to the stress of wanting to achieve perfection, many couples get into arguments and some with their family, future family and friends. To avoid unnecessary complications, it’s best for a wedding planner to help with the coordination as they can take on responsibilities and this ensures that everyone has a good time at the wedding. Couples can always direct questions posed by family, friends and even vendors to the designated wedding planner. You wouldn’t want to start your marriage life on a sour note with your in-laws.
They Avert Wedding Crises. There have been many horror stories of food in short supply at weddings, caterers not present, guests unsure of their designated table and wedding decorations still being put up when the bride and bridegroom are ready to make their entrance. This is due to lack of follow up and proper coordination. If this happens on the day of your wedding, you definitely would not want to run around fire-fighting. These are some of the things that wedding planners look into in detail to ensure that crises are kept at bay.
A wedding planner is not only a person who manages their client’s wedding but is also someone who will be the couple’s right-hand person during each step of the process. A good wedding planner will keep the couples’ interest and vision in mind to make their wedding a perfect event.
To all the beautiful couples out there thinking of getting married, Keep calm and hire a wedding planner. 🙂