Do I Need a Wedding Planner?
The wedding proposal has been done and now the preparations are starting. Actually, what begins first is the search on the internet, mothers calling their friends to find out who did this and that at that amazing wedding that were invited, endless discussions about the wedding dress, the invitations, the reception, the flowers and top of all: ‘how do I get started now’? Among the most common questions that a bride-to-be faces is surely this one too: ‘Do I need a Wedding Planner or maybe I could do all this on my own’?
This is a typical question, especially when a bride needs to understand why she should pay for a wedding planner’s fee while she thinks that she might accomplish the procedure by herself and therefore save that money. ‘Maybe my mother, my sister or my best friend could help me in the overall planning?’ One could say yes, if these people are willing to dedicate an important amount of time for several months searching for suitable vendors & referrals, comparing designs, offers & prices, coming with you at every meeting, taking the role of your personal assistant by making phone calls, exchanging emails and keeping notes, browsing for the most original decoration ideas, asking their friends’ opinions about selecting anything and of course by having been committed that on your wedding day they will offer their services. Have you asked yourself if this way the whole planning can be transformed to something completely different from the wonderful scenario that you have dreamt of and that your beloved ‘helpers’ may lose the best and most fun part of your wedding? The quality time that the couple and their relatives can have to enjoy the wedding preparation with calmness & trust that everything runs smoothly along with the privilege to participate in the joy and not the obligations are absolutely irreplaceable! It’s worth mentioning that while the planner’s fee may be an obstacle at the beginning to hire a planner, after the wedding and of course after having enjoyed not only a relaxed wedding day but also an interesting journey throughout the preparation period with the professional guidance, there is no couple not having confessed us how correct was their decision to have a wedding planner!
Wedding Planning is a time demanding and energy consuming procedure as it has been estimated that about 20-25 vendors are involved, a minimum of 6-8 months to prepare with 10-15 hours per week dedicated to wedding planning. A bride needs to devote lots of time from her daily schedule and also some weekends for research, appointments, offers, contracts, e mails, phone calls, lists, regular follow up and mainly lots of brainstorming to find ideas that will make her wedding event stand out and also remain within her budget. Not to talk about the wedding day…is everyone who received an invitation going to attend, how about those who didn’t reply, who will bring the rice to the church, who will collect the gifts, who will gather the family for the traditional pictures, who will check that the reception venue is set and everything is ready to welcome the guests?
The role of the wedding planner is very important as she is doing all the orchestration. A planner not only composes the whole picture and coordinates the details with a timeline but in addition she gives advice & ideas, negotiates, asks for discounts and manages the wedding budget for the best value to money options! If you have hired professionals for the catering, photography, music and wedding gown how does it differ to hire an experienced professional wedding planner securing a high end outcome in the decoration, overall concept, time management and wedding day coordination?
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