Why Wedding Planning?

When it comes to ideas and concepts, wedding planners are great because they make sure that they present the client exclusive ideas and designs. They can even customize a set up upon the request of the client. What is nice about wedding planners is that they have staff who are going to entertain you are very polite and warm. They are very attentive when it comes to your ideas and do not suggest anything unless their opinions are asked for.

But, if you get help from a dependable wedding planner, things will a lot be easier and stress free. For so many years, many couples entrusted their wedding planning to wedding planners to make their special day more special. They do this by providing full or partial-service in terms of planning the event.

Indeed, the process of listing down and cutting down everything into specific details of the wedding date, the venue, the reception, the caterer, the designer of the gown and suit, all the way down to the wedding coverage, are the areas where stress usually ushers in.

Although planners help a lot in the entire wedding planning process, they might not cover everything needed for the event. This is because majority of them only focus on specific aspects of the wedding. To ensure that everything will be covered, make everything clear during the appointment. Make sure that you get their assurance in providing you with orderly wedding itinerary as well as superb catering, magnificent setting, artistic decorations, and high quality of service as promised during your meeting.

Wedding planning takes time. Until you really get into the preparations for your big day, it is impossible to fathom how much work is involved and how many details need to be taken care of. I know brides who have taken leave from work in order to have more time to prepare their weddings. If you work long hours, have lots of hobbies or have children to look after, and don’t want to be completely drowning in to-do lists during your engagement, a wedding planner handling some of those tasks for you could be a real lifesaver. Also, you really don’t want to get in trouble at the office by getting caught doing wedding planning on company time!

At the beginning of your wedding planning, sit down as a couple and consider how much time, how much budget and how many helpers you have available for big-day preparations. Consider which areas you could do with professional support, and which planning areas you’re less interested in and happy to outsource to someone. Look into wedding planners in your local area; even if you’re hesitant, it won’t cost you anything to give them a call and find out the range and price of their services. It could be your best way to a smoother, less stressful and more romantic wedding planning experience.

Wedding planners are a big help these days especially to couples who barely have enough time to get everything about the wedding done. If you are one of those couples, then you might try searching the Internet for sites that offer information on wedding planners or browsing the yellow pages for the services of wedding planners.

I often try to put myself in my client’s shoes when I approach them with ideas or try to manage a tricky situation on their behalf. While the vendor recommendations, big ideas and checklists we provide are nice to have and honestly, part of the reason we are still in business, the peace of mind and reassurance from another person who cares as much as the bride and groom does, is most definitely the best part of the investment and value in our brand (again, this is what I feel time and time again when I reflect on the planning process from my client’s perspective and also, when I think of the things I wish I would have had as a bride to be.) People want to be heard and understood, and I believe this is even more true when they are planning their wedding. To have someone you can trust and depend on to do that full time for you leading up to and on your wedding day is a luxury and most certainly an investment.

I’m a type-A person when it comes to be organized, so I told her to take a backseat, and let me drive this wedding planning process. I became the one that picked out the decorations and booked the vendors, only asking for her approval once things were in a color coded spreadsheet.

We all know that everyone has an opinion on what to do and how best to do it when you are planning a wedding. Of course your friends and family are trying to help while chiming in about who should make the guest list, but ultimately, it only matters what you and your soon-to-be-husband want. The same goes for once your Mr. and Mrs.: Whether it’s an invitation to a party or pressure from your mom to have kids, you’ll have to talk it over privately, and then share the decision with your loved ones.

A wedding planner can help with costs. The imagined price for a wedding planner was a reason we decided against hiring one. However, here are two things that I realized in hindsight: 1) Planners know what different services cost, and can better spot when a vendor price is exorbitantly high or too good to be true. They know most local wedding vendors, and can help you get the best value for your budget. 2) As with any other wedding vendor, you will agree in advance what services you want from your planner and how much that will cost. It is not in their interest to hand you a bill at the end of the wedding that you can’t afford to pay. Wish we’d realized all that earlier!

I’ve been promising a post on this subject for a while and can finally share a bit more on why wedding planners cost what they do. I’ve been reading so much on the subject as of late, I thought I’d share my own thoughts here!

The Southern Weddings Planner is available for purchase in the Southern Weddings Shop for $38 to keep you organized, inspired and on track throughout your entire engagement and wedding day. Know someone that would love this handy binder? You can also give the Planner as a sweet gift with a gift wrap option to your favorite engaged gals.