In today’s world, a lot of couples are planning their wedding themselves and I completely understand why. There are a ton of resources available on the internet to guide you through the process. HOWEVER, internet checklists can’t handle the key responsibilities of a wedding planner such as taking tasks off your plate, communicating with your vendors, and overseeing the details of your wedding day.
Let’s take a deeper look into how a certified wedding planner can help you.
- Task Management: Depending on the package that you select, your planner will take care of the many essential & time-consuming tasks such as finding a venue, scheduling appointments, communicating with vendors, and most importantly working through the nuances of your day.
- Budget Management: Your planner will also help budgeting. Most couples have a firm budget, but they don’t know the real costs of flowers, decorations, vendors. etc. Your wedding planner will be able to help you track your expenses and create a realistic budget based on what’s important to you.
- Vendor Referral: A certified wedding planner has a vetted preferred vendor list consisting of florists, caterers, DJs, hair stylists, photographers, and more. We can recommend the best vendors for your occasion, so you don’t have to spend hours researching rates and Google reviews.
- Contract Review: One of the most essential responsibilities of a wedding planner is to understand the vendor contracts. Often times couples make costly mistakes simply by not understanding their contract.
- Pro-Tips & Guidance: Engaged couples often have a mother, mother-in-law-, aunt, or close friend that wants to take charge and tell them what to do. However, it’s very likely that they were married at a very different time. Your wedding planner will have insider knowledge of current wedding trends (including costs) plus offer guidance in challenging situations.
- Wedding Day Coordinator: Finally, and I would argue most importantly you will have a dedicated person taking charge of the venue and vendors, coordinating logistics & managing the timeline, and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. If any issues arise during the ceremony or reception, your planner will be the first point of contact so that you and your partner can enjoy every moment.