There is such a great amount of work that goes into planning a wedding. Countless hours are spent communicating and negotiating with vendors, completing lists, creating timelines, and so many tedious details. Wedding planners which were once a luxury to have, are now an indispensable commodity in today’s wedding planning.
Who should hire a wedding planner?
You might consider hiring a planner if you and your partner both work full time jobs or if you have children and do not have at least 400 hours to give into your wedding planning endeavors. It can be very time consuming. You might also benefit if you are not typically a very organized person or if you find yourself stressed or overwhelmed by many details.
How can a planner help me?
Most people will ever only plan one wedding in their lives while wedding professionals typically have the pleasure of planning several each year. A planner will be your guide through all of the many details. They will provide their expert opinion for and recommendation on vendors they know and trust for the best quality work. Your wedding professional will help you to plan your budget so that you will not overspend and they may even save you money. In fact, a good planner is likely to pay for him or herself in most cases with all of the money you will save. This is the part that makes a wedding planner affordable to just about anyone!
Full service or partial service planning?
Full service planning is for the bride who has little to no time to plan her wedding. You will be able to rely almost completely on your wedding planner for communication with your vendors, guest management, and even some errands.
Partial planning is for the bride who would prefer to do most of the footwork herself. But in any case, she would also like the benefit of being able to rely on a wedding professional to guide her through the process and help her to keep organized and stress free.
What’s the difference between a wedding planner, a wedding coordinator, and a wedding designer?
A wedding planner is a person who will Generally take charge and plan the details of your wedding from the day you say “Yes” to the day you say “I do.” The couple is still involved, but most of the leg work is left to the planner. Some couples may even entrust a planner with the duty to making wedding arrangements on their behalf. A planner does typically include day of services as well.
The role of a wedding designer is often confused with the role of a wedding planner since many planners do also offer design as a part of their service. However, most designer do not offer planning as a part of theirs. A designer’s role is to take charge of wedding décor and rentals. They handle things such as floor plans, floral arrangements, lighting and such. Designers often have experience as florists or interior design.
A wedding coordinator, often referred to as a Day of Coordinator, will handle all of the final details of your event. He or she will take over where you left off about 30-45 days prior to your wedding date and tie any loose ends. They will coordinate your vendors and your timeline, and they will become your point of contact for the big day. All concerns are placed on the shoulders of your wedding coordinator on the day of your wedding so that you can focus on having fun and enjoying the company of your guests.
That's all for now. If you have any questions about how a wedding professional can help you or which kind of wedding professional will best suit your needs, please give us a shout at 843-224-9676.