Working with your wedding planner should take time and attention
There is a misconception that wedding planners are only for the elite or super-wealthy, when in fact 80 per cent of newly engaged couples will hire a planner at some point for their wedding.
It’s your wedding day, and while you’re just waking up, ready to start your day with a mimosa and make-up, your wedding planner has been hard at work, perhaps started decorating late into last night and early morning, making sure everything is to your liking.
Meet and greet
Your relationship with your planner begins with the first consultation. This is where they get to learn about you as a couple and your vision for your day and you decide whether or not they will be the ones to bring that vision to life.
This initial meeting is also when you decide how much responsibility you want to give the planner. Many planners have a number of different options that a couple can choose from.
During the process, an organized wedding planner makes all the difference and while you begin thinking about seeing your groom for the first time, your wedding planner is making sure that walk down the aisle is seamless.
Once the vows are exchanged, your planner is preparing for the next phase of your day. Generally, he or she will carry an hourly itinerary, outlining the order of events and tasks.
Along with that itinerary are the roles and responsibilities and contact information of every vendor, friend or family member that is taking part in your day. This means they know where everyone and everything should be at all times…so you don’t have to.
Dollars and sense
While some may view the wedding planner as an added expense, a resourceful planner with strong vendor connections could actually end up saving you money. Wedding planners have built relationships with vendors and with a budget in mind, can find exactly what you’re looking for, for a price that doesn’t break the bank.
When it comes down to it, the most important attribute for a successful wedding planner is passion, and this will make all the difference.