Wedding Planning? Help!
As you may have noticed, planning a wedding is a lot of work! Why not have someone there to help ensure you do not forget any of the important details? Hiring a wedding planner is no longer simply a luxury for couples with limitless budgets.
Once you are resigned to the idea of hiring a wedding planner, you will then need to decide the level of involvement you want this person to have. Depending on your needs throughout the planning process and your needs on the wedding day itself, one package may be better suited (in services and price) than another.
A Full Service Planner guides you through the entire planning process and the wedding day itself. He or she can help you envision your dream wedding, suggest other vendors who can produce your vision, advise you on proper wedding etiquette, and work with your budget to get the most for your money.
In addition to keeping your planning schedule on track, a full service planner will also create a wedding-day timeline and make sure that it gets carried out according to your wishes.
If you cannot afford to enlist the help of a full service planner throughout the entire planning process, you might consider hiring a planner for Day-Of Coordination. Orchestrating the wedding day itself may be one of the most beneficial aspects of employing a wedding planner. He or she will meet with the couple prior to the wedding to discuss the details as they have been arranged thus far. The planner will tie up any and all of the loose ends before the wedding and handle all of the vendor coordination from then on. On the wedding day itself, he or she will manage the day so that all of your wishes are carried out as planned. With someone taking care of the details, you are left to enjoy your big day!
Be sure to take your time and do your research before selecting a planner. You want to find someone who understands your vision and can listen to your wishes. You certainly need to feel comfortable with this person as he or she is planning your wedding day!