Some couples these days think it’s easy to plan their own wedding and do not place much value in wedding coordinators/planners. I am here to change your perception and help you come to the conclusion that hiring a wedding coordinator is probably one of the most important tasks you should consider for your wedding.
You have been dreaming about your wedding since you were a little child and now you’re engaged and excited to start the planning process. Even though having a wedding is exciting, it isn’t only fun and games- there is a lot to do to plan and prepare for that special day. You should definitely consider hiring a wedding planner to help you with most (if not all) of the tasks involved in making this day flawless. Whether they are there to help you select reputable vendors, find a venue, help with etiquette and even the smallest of details with décor, floral and style, this expert has the contacts and skills needed to make your day come together seamlessly. Make sure you eliminate any uncertainty and hire a wedding planner today.
Is a wedding planner right for you?
Is wedding planning cost effective? I do not have money to waste on hiring someone when I can do it myself!
Although it seems like hiring a wedding planner is counter-intuitive, it will help you save money in the long run. Most wedding planners have developed close partnerships with their suppliers, vendors and venues and can help save you money through these discounts. They will manage your budget and collaborate to get you the best prices possible. Because most planners have special relationships with vendors, they won’t just get you the best deals – they will also help you rest, knowing that you’re working with reliable, professional companies. If you cannot afford to hire a planner during the entire process (such as Full Wedding Packages) you should at least consider the benefit of hiring a planner for wedding day coordination. This way, you can still benefit from the wedding planners services without paying the total expense. Wedding day coordination is a must so that couples can enjoy their day and have someone experienced managing any issues that may arise. The most important thing to note is that event planners can save you money on the suppliers themselves by negotiating on your behalf. We are also often entitled to special pricing rates which we pass on to our couples. These suppliers are more willing to be flexible on their pricing rates with you as well.
How will hiring a planner help me save time?
Let’s face it, everyone would want to save time if they had the chance. A wedding planner can help you schedule meetings and deal with contracts of vendors (and even attend the meetings), pick out wedding themes, help with invitations, décor, floral, and take care of other tasks that you either do not have time to do, or need help with. Also, since wedding planners are professionals in this industry, they usually know much better than the average person. They have spent their time building relationships and know exactly where to go to get the services and products you want. This will also help you cut down on the time you spend searching for what you like.
I don’t like being told what to do- I don’t know if I like the idea of putting a planner in charge of my wedding. Wouldn’t I be better off doing this myself?
I have seen this many times before- couples think they can plan the wedding themselves and feel they can skip out on an “extra” expense. Not sure if you fix your own car or furnace when it breaks down but if you’re one of those people, believe me, you want a wedding planner to handle certain tasks. Uncertainties happen-do you really want to be running around on your wedding day fixing mistakes, chasing suppliers and planning everything? The amount of money you’ll spend is definitely worth the stress, time and money you will save. As for your concern of control, we are never here to tell you what to do, we are here to guide you throughout the process so that you can enjoy the planning process and your special day.
Here are some services a wedding planner can offer you:
- We can assist and guide you with making decisions
- Wedding theme development
- Assistance within every stage of the planning process
- Prepare and implement your wedding budget
- Prepare a timeline and checklist to keep you on track and organized
- Save you time and money
- Help make décor, floral and theme suggestions
- Wedding timeline construction
- Creation of a detailed itinerary for wedding flow and setup
- Provide information on wedding etiquette
- Contract negotiations with vendors
- Vendor recommendations, meetings and negotiations
- Reviewing all vendor contracts
- Attending and overseeing the rehearsals
- Help with wedding day coordination to ensure smooth flow, vendor and guest attendance etc
- Handle all uncertainty and unforeseen circumstances
- Ceremony/Venue site recommendations and visits
- Complementary wedding day emergency kit
- Ongoing consultation and advice
- Go to person for all inquiries, advice, handling problems, contracts, details, vendor contracts, etc
And many more
What kind of services does a Wedding Coordinator/Planner provide?
A Wedding Coordinator/Planner usually offers two types of services and depending on the level of involvement– (1) help with the planning and (2) coordinating the day of wedding (often a combination of both).
Day-of Wedding Coordination (Directorship) is a definite must for all weddings. If you do not want to hire a planner because you are still not convinced about the services a wedding planner has to offer, at least consider wedding day coordination services. Whether you have a small or big wedding, it is extremely beneficial to have a coordinator on site during the day of your wedding to ensure your day goes smoothly. Things can happen and “you” definitely do not want to deal with these things on your wedding day. The coordinator is the liaison with the venue, vendors (décor, floral, entertainment etc) and guests. They help keep things on track and discretely manage any unforeseen issues that may arise.
Planning packages on the other hand usually vary. Planning involves anything from finding your venue, referring you to the most reputable/credible suppliers, planning a theme, dealing with vendor contracts, managing and staying within a wedding budget, to assisting and guiding in decision making. Packages usually depend on the level of involvement. We offer Partial Planning (certain amount of hours), Full Planning (unlimited consultations and planning) and a la carte (consulting per hour fee) to meet the many needs of couples planning their day.
How much does it cost?
You may say that hiring a wedding planner/coordinator is an added expense that could be put towards something else, but in reality we will help save you money through our special rates, time and provide you discounted vendors. For full details on services and prices go to ourservices: wedding planning &design page or give us a call to discuss further.
Hiring a wedding planner is a small investment that can help save you time, money and allow you to have a stress free wedding day! Contact us today for a consultation