If you have begun the wedding planning process then I’m sure you have come across this question “Do I need a wedding planner?”. There are several questions that also come with that like – “What exactly does a wedding planner do?” and “Will they fit my budget?”. Well, we have the answers for you.
“What do you do?” We get this a lot so do not feel silly asking planners this question first. This will give us an opportunity to explain exactly what we do and how we are different from other wedding planners in the area. We create budgets, timelines and floorplans. We make sure your vendors are in the right place at the right time. Most importantly, we handle any issues that may arise on your wedding day. If the florist delivers the wrong flowers we are the ones that make sure the flowers you ordered are there and in place without ever bothering you about it. Here’s a question for you – have you designated someone to be in charge of your marriage license? We’ll make sure little details like that are planned out and that everyone knows the game plan.
“Can I afford a planner?” Of course! There are so many different options when it comes to planners and we know that pricing is usually the #1 factor in determining whether a planner is right for you. However, we encourage you to do research first! Since your wedding planner will be spending a tremendous amount of time with you, you will want to make sure that you get along with them and that they understand your vision for your wedding. Many planners can customize packages that fit your specific needs and budget. So ask some questions first before deciding. Many times if you give planners an idea of what you are looking for on your big day they can give you a more accurate price, then you can decide if they are the right fit for you. In the long run wedding planners usually save you money. We can find you a venue that provides catering, rentals, and linens all in a one stop shop. Planners analyze ahead of time to ensure that you choose appropriate vendors for your budget and wedding style. We then balance your budget through the entire planning process and suggest alternatives for more costly items.
“Do I really need a planner?” Yes! We love weddings! It’s why we do what we do. Planners want you to enjoy the day you have planned and dreamed of. We love seeing your vision come to life. You give us the ideas and the details you want to include and we make the magic happen. One of the great things about wedding planners is that we have the inside scoop on wedding vendors. This means we can suggest vendors based on your budget and wedding style which helps your big day run smoothly.
Insider Tip: Don’t assume wedding planners and venue coordinators are one in the same. While venue coordinators are important in making sure their venue staff are scheduled, the correct number of tables are available, etc. their primary focus is on the venue and the venue staff. A wedding planner’s primary focus is going to be on you while also teaming up with the venue coordinator to make sure everything is as it should be. Often times an event coordinator is only there for your wedding day. A wedding planner will be there with you from start to finish.
We understand if you’re hesitant because you, someone in your family, or your best friend wants to plan your entire wedding. Good news for you, we do day-of coordination too! What’s that you ask? Wedding planners can come in the last month or so of your planning process to tie up any loose ends and then run the show on your wedding day. This will still leave most of the planning process up to you but will allow you, your family and friends to enjoy the big day. You wouldn’t want to be the bothered while you’re trying to get your hair and makeup done because your baker has gotten lost and is going to be late, would you?
Just like every wedding, every wedding planner is different and unique. Make sure your planner fully understands your vision and remember that they can customize a package that fits your needs and wants.
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