A great wedding planner is your eyes and ears for your big day. They can handle all of the policies that come with your venue; such as finding out what the corkage fees are, if you need to hire a specific bar tender or if you can hire Uncle Ed. Caring and committed, these highly organized people deal with weddings all the time. Therefore, they know which specific questions to ask and which details to look into in order to ensure there are no ugly surprises or unexpected bills on your wedding day.
Relieve Stress With a Wedding Planner
A good wedding planner is competent and highly skilled. They understand how to seek out the best deals when it comes to decorating and floral costs. They have the couth to deal with overbearing guests and family members who are trying to be helpful but only instituting drama. A reliable and informed wedding planner will be able to interject on your behalf so that you are not in an uncomfortable position regarding any family feuds. Basically, any situation that is apt to cause the bride or bridegroom grief can be handled by the wedding planner if you ask.
Creating the Magic
An experienced wedding planner knows how to ask the couple the right questions to discover what they envision for their big day. Being able to deliver the style, theme and ambiance that represent the couple is what helps give a unique perspective to your wedding. Creating memories that will last a lifetime is just part of their many specialties.
Wedding planners are in the industry. They know where the best venues are for certain times of year. They know what color schemes complement each other. They know which bakeries strive to go above and beyond for custom groom cakes and wedding cakes. They know who in town delivers ice sculptures on time and which photographers will mesh with your personalities.
Respecting the Budget
A wedding planner wears many hats. They can handle all of the deposits and receipts for the wedding; balancing the books the entire way. When extra wish list items appear, they can recommend DIY ways to incorporate them.
A reputable wedding planner can help you transform your ideas into reality. They can help you put your foot down on spending or juggle things to free up money from other places. An experienced wedding planner has a knack for helping you prioritize what is important for your big day and helping you attain those goals.
It’s All In the Details
Time consuming and detailed oriented tasks that your wedding planner will not overlook include:
- Reply options for invitations
- Venue Recommendations
- Photography Recommendations
- Table Menus
- Table Numbers
- Wedding Cake, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet set up
- Seating Plan and Place Cards
- Ceremony Programs
- Flower Packages (table centerpieces, corsages for parents, Ring bearer, Flower girl, Bridesmaids; bouquets, Bride’s bouquet, Groom and Groomsmen boutonnieres)
- Customized Cake Topper
- Lighting (candles, chandeliers, paper lanterns, tea lights and holders, white LED lights etc.)
- Audio-visual equipment for slide shows and digital pictures
- Fabric Draping (behind head table, from the roof etc.)
- Fabric Seat Covers, Tablecloths, Napkins
Many wedding planner packages include meeting with the couple during the planning process and attending the rehearsal. This allows the wedding planner to solve any potential problems ahead of time. It is customary for them to arrive up to 1.5 hours ahead of time on the wedding day so that they ensure everything is in place. They may stay until supper or longer, depending on your contract.