You’re now engaged and so excited to start planning for your perfect day, the wedding of your dreams with your true love! So much to do, so many ideas, where do you begin?
Even if you have the time and organizational skills to plan your wedding, it can get a bit overwhelming.
A professional, certified wedding planner will listen to your ideas and help you form a plan for your wedding day with your personality and style in mind. Your planner will keep you on track with a check list, what to do when. He/ she will offer design ideas that fit your style while helping you stay within budget.
An experienced wedding planner knows the reputable professional vendors that are licensed, creative and will be a good fit for your wedding style. Each vendor is a critical part of your wedding team. The planner works as a team leader to keep everyone informed and to communicate the couples wishes.
A planner can offer advice on wedding etiquette, style, budget and any other wedding related questions. They are trained in everything weddings.
Many planners offer several levels of service.
- Full service planning.
They can take your ideas and plan your entire event while checking in with you for approval to ensure they understand your wishes. This may include helping you choose your venue, formal wear, your design, your menu, photographer, videographer, florist, baker, entertainment, rentals, beauty treatments and any other services that you may desire for your wedding day. They take care of every little detail from engagement until after the reception.
- Partial service:
The planner can take your already made plans and complete them. So if you want to plan part of your wedding, or if you get into the wedding plans and book some vendors, but get stuck or overwhelmed with the endless decisions and details, they will take over. The planner can do what you don’t want to or have time to do. From this point, they will help you create a timeline for the wedding day, review and secure contracts, and be with you for the rest of the wedding planning process until after the reception.
- Wedding Day Director or some call it Day of Coordination.
The planner will take your plans, review contracts, contact your vendors and work with them to create a wedding day team. Your planner will execute your plans. Your planner will create a timeline for your wedding day, direct the rehearsal and coordinate every detail on the wedding day.
Whether you need a full service, partial service or just a wedding day director. You and your family and friends will enjoy your day and be able to focus on what’s really important. Let your professional planner do the work, take away your stress and leave you with the fun and wonderful memories.
So, should you hire a certified wedding planner? Good idea! Why didn’t I think of that!