No matter what type of wedding you want…big or small, extravagant or low budget…a good wedding planner can be your best ally, your best advocate, your best artistic designer, and your right arm. Wedding planners are not just for the high budget weddings anymore.
Most brides will tell you that planning a wedding becomes a full-time job. If you’ve already got one of those, finding time for all of the wedding details can be very difficult.
Wedding planners save you lots of stress by doing the planning and working with the vendors. You may not know exactly what you want, or where to start, but the wedding planner does all of the negotiating for you.
Because wedding planning is what we do year round, we know all the best vendors and just might be able to get you sweet deals. If you’re trying to plan your wedding from another location, the expertise of a wedding planner can be the best decision you make.
Are you wondering if you can afford to hire a wedding planner? You can’t afford NOT to hire a wedding planner! The savings you will receive from vendors by being referred by the planner will more than pay the cost of your planner. Most full service wedding planners charge anywhere from10% to15% of your total budget. But don’t let that scare you! Some planners charge a flat fee, and others charge by the hour…..and it usually depends on whether you need full service planning or day of planning.
A wedding planner doesn’t just offer full service planning. Usually, a variety of services are available, including package deals and ‘day of’ planning. Some couples prefer to plan the wedding and reception details themselves and hire a wedding planner for ‘day of’ service. “Day of” service consists of rehearsal and wedding day only, to help pull everything together for the bride and groom and to make sure the plan is executed according to schedule. This service is invaluable because the entire wedding party, the Moms, and especially the bride and groom can relax and enjoy the day.
If you are looking for the right wedding planner for you, be sure they are committed to helping you stay within your budget and support your ideas. Remember that this person works for you and you will want to make sure they are supportive in your ideas for your wedding.
When you meet with a prospective planner, have your questions prepared.
- What do you think of this florist?
- What do you think of this reception site?
- What do you think about this photographer?
- What about wedding etiquette and bridal trends?
After that, you’ll just have to go with your gut instinct. Do you feel comfortable with this person? You’ll be working closely with the planner during the entire process and counting on her the day of the wedding to make sure everybody is in the right place at the right time. Make sure you feel confident that this is someone you can trust to do the best job possible for you.
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