If you are newly engaged and starting the wedding planning process, the amount of time and information needed can be overwhelming. Hiring a wedding planner from the beginning is one of the best decisions you can make for your wedding. Even our most hyper-organized, capable clients agree that the responsibility attached to wedding planning results in major stress without a professional on your side.
With any wedding scale from intimate elopements to grand events, you will want someone there every step of the way to take care of the details. As wedding planners, we are our clients number one advocate and are here to make sure your dream day is everything you wanted and more. So, why exactly do you need a wedding planner? Let’s jump in!
As with most industry vendors, wedding planners are skilled professionals with intimate knowledge of the planning process. While you might know what you have in mind for your wedding vision, bringing the details to life is a different story. Planners know exactly what to look out for when booking vendors, scheduling rentals, and choosing the right location. A wedding planner helps to ensure you are making the right choice based on their previous experience. Your wedding planner can recommend the vendors that best suit your budget and specific style. They will advise you on costs you likely don’t know about and help realistically manage your budget. If you have delicate family or guest dynamics to consider, a wedding planner will help you navigate etiquette and traditions to ensure you are comfortable.
If you are planning a wedding, it is no secret that an abundance of emails and phone calls naturally result. A wedding planner will take care of all communication with your vendors in a timely and organized manner following a well-planned workflow. They know the right questions to ask, making each meeting worthwhile. Since many couples work with their wedding planner a year or more in advance, your planner knows your preferences and requirements. Vendors will ask questions such as, ‘Where are the outlets at the venue?’ or ‘Where is the load-in zone?’. These are questions that you might not have all of the answers to. Your wedding planner will know these important details to provide your wedding team with.
When it is time for the day of the wedding, you will want someone to be there to run the timeline of the event. Our team works as a pair of two for each wedding day and it is a busy day full of nonstop work. You will want someone there behind the scenes to problem solve on your behalf. Our team brings along a full tool kit to be prepared for any situation. Weddings are a full production with specific vendor call times, programming cues, wardrobe and beauty, venue design, and more. With a wedding planner there with you on the day of the wedding, you will be able to focus on enjoying the day without stress.
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