Are you in love with the dream of the perfect wedding but overwhelmed with all the details and responsibility assigned to you to plan the day of your dreams yourself? A trusted wedding planner can help you make the day you will always remember a wonderful experience rather than a memory worthy of a meltdown.
Also called wedding consultants or coordinators, wedding planners are the bride’s right hand in every detail of the ceremony and reception. It can be there the moment the ring is on the finger of the last guest at the reception. The bride can choose to give the organizer all the responsibilities she wants.
But how do you know if you should hire a wedding planner? Here are some examples where a wedding planner can help:
1. The first and probably most important goal of a wedding planner is to relieve as much stress as possible for the bride while at the same time making him feel in control of the event.
2. If you are planning a budget, your wedding planner will be responsive and will also be able to balance expenses. A good planner will prioritize what requires more or less monetary attention. Also, you are more likely to go over budget if you plan on your own. Not only will your wedding planner make it fit your budget, but you will also meet many vendors and may find special offers that you might not otherwise be able to reach.
3. A wedding planner will be flexible enough to fulfill your dreams of a perfect wedding, you must have the creativity to encourage and execute your unique ideas. This is your wedding. You know what will make it memorable and your planner should help you make this dream come true. However, these professionals know what is and what is not acceptable for a wedding ceremony. A good wedding planner will be honest about his not-so-great ideas like the best man beer funnel contest.
4. If the ceremony is planned out of state, a planner in that area will be familiar with the geography and meet the best providers for that area.
5. One of the most important qualities of your perfect wedding planner is a shared sense of taste. Ask him what kind of weddings he likes and ask him to see examples from his past events. The right planner can limit the options to a certain category according to your taste. Instead of thousands of invitations, a wedding planner will eliminate the obviously unsatisfactory ones and make you choose between the first three.
6. Finally, wedding planners know all the questions that everyone else forgets to ask. If the ceremony is outdoors, you will remember where the restrooms are or if you need to rent laptops. It is the wedding planner’s job not to leave any corner intact.
There are many online resources that you can use to find the closest planners in your area. Remember to interview each candidate to see if you are qualified and if you are both seen in the eye. Once you’ve hired your perfect wedding planner, relax and know that your big day is in good hands.