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Best Wedding Planners
Planning a wedding has come a long way since tales of yore in which hundreds of people descended at the family home come wedding time, and the entire village was there to help in the prep and take part in revelries.
We may have lost a bit of the community feel when it comes to celebrating a wedding, but we have gained quite a bit too. And one of the major things that we have gained is the specialist know-how of a wedding planner, the one who is responsible for setting up a master plan for the entire wedding.
The fact is that planning a wedding is hard work, and much more responsibility that should be placed on the shoulders of two love-birds who are looking to have the wedding of their dreams but aren’t quite sure how to go about it, or would rather spend much more time together being in love. So it is always a good idea to have an experienced expert handle affairs. Isn't it?
So What Does A Wedding Planner Do?
That’s a very good question, but the easier answer would be to get rid of all of the things that a wedding planner doesn’t do. Let’s begin by saying that wedding planners provide a valuable service: that of taking on the huge, massive responsibility of planning a wedding. A dream wedding.
Starting with the budget, to drawing out a master plan of all of the elements involved, to advising you about venues, arrangements and preferred vendors, number of guests, how those guests are going to make it to and from where they are staying, making sure that the vendors are doing their job, giving you a good deal and good quality, managing things on the day of the wedding, and generally being a pillar of strength in the trying and arduous task of wedding planning.
All of the logistics involved, the permits, set-up, delivery and everything else (a loosely defined yet monumental task) will be handled by the wedding planner, making sure that you and everyone else at your wedding is having a great time.
Wedding Planner Or Wedding Designer?
Think of a wedding designer as an artist that decorates the canvas, once the wedding planner has found, got the best deal for and arranged delivery of the said canvas. And the planner also makes sure it’s ready to go when the designer gets there. Wedding designers, thus, work with wedding planners for aesthetics and design philosophy, while vendors would take care of all of the massive logistics involved, among a number of other things.
Do You Need A Wedding Planner?
Most likely yes, if you’re having more than 50 guests and the wedding venue is not your ancestral home. It just makes more sense; for whatever extra money it costs you, or seems to cost you, you get professional, experienced service, that ensures all of the other elements at your wedding, from the lighting to the favours are on point and present at the time of your wedding. That kind of peace of mind and professionalism is itself worth the price.
Oh, and before you forget, the choice deals and assurances of quality goods and services the the vendor will be able to get out of the caterers, florists and all of the other vendors, is something you’d be unlikely to get on your own.
You say - But you offer other vendors on your site too!
That is correct, and the choice ultimately lies with you as to whose food tasted better to you, or which photographer's approach will make for the most memorable pictures now as well as 10 years down the line. The fact is that even if your wedding planner has their own preferred vendors to work with, your particular choice of caterer or photographer will still name rates that are lower than if you had approached them directly, considering they want to retain not only your goodwill, but also the business of the wedding planner in question.
Plus, all of the following up with all of the vendors is what really takes its toll, so know that all of that work will be handled expertly and with aplomb by the wedding planner.
It’s All About You. And Your Partner.
The best way to understand the services offered by a wedding planner is to think of them as someone you’ve hired to make your dream wedding come to life. Apart from the obvious, if there are any issues on the day of the wedding involving the food, the china and glass ware, the table cloths, the generator, or the venue, you planner will handle all of them to minimise the impact that they have on the ceremony, and on you or the guests. You can have them make the final payments to vendors as well, for an entirely smooth affair.
There’s All The Invaluable Advice
Given the importance and significance of the occasion, you need all of the help you are going to get, and instead of asking a well-meaning aunt, it’s always best to get the to-do\'s from the experts themselves (unless said aunt is a wedding planner).
Right from how many guests to invite on your wedding, what bridesmaid dresses to pick, registering for gifts, accessorising your wedding, and everything else, the experts have it covered.
Probably the most important service the wedding planner provides is also to make sure that everything is on track and ticking over, including making sure that you’re doing your bit as well. So get to writing that DJ playlist you promised them!
Sounds Good, Sign Me Up!
Good call. Now just go on to choose the location of your wedding, and choose from our premium selection of choice wedding planners who are used to delivering consistently dreamy weddings and are responsible for innumerable wonderful memories over the years. Good luck!