Benefits of Wedding Planners
An individual who plans, strategies and organizes weddings as an occupation is referred to as a wedding planner. Since wedding are considered important to people`s lives, most couples do spend lot of time and significant amount of money on their wedding to ensure that their wedding is properly planned and organized.
In addition wedding planners are considered beneficial to couple who work throughout the week and don’t have additional time to plan their wedding. Couples may decide to either choose an hourly wedding planner or a full-service wedding planner depending on their budget.
The services provided by full time wedding planners are mostly classified into three main stages in order to meet the couples` needs, these are the pre- event production, the wedding week and the wedding day. In the pre event stage , the full time wedding planners suggest the wedding venues and also look for different wedding suppliers, they also attend the meeting scheduled by the suppliers in order to negotiate on behalf of the clients the fee charged by the suppliers, furthermore, the planners conduct a pre-visit of the wedding venue to confirm that is best suitable for holding the speculated number of guests as well as informing the clients on the progress that they have made as far as planning the wedding is concerned.
Other than outsourcing for wedding suppliers , the planners do negotiate and review the vendors` contract as well as creating a budget where they can manage deposits and payments. On the other hand, during the wedding week, the full-time wedding planners do attend final meeting with client, confirm all the relevant information that pertains to arrival of guests and also providing a proper schedule for the family and the VIP guests.
Besides, wedding planners have the responsibility of administering and organizing the production of various posters and the invitation cards, distributing the card to various recipients, and also managing the rehearsal of the event that will take place on the wedding day. The final roles of the wedding planners are executed on the wedding on the wedding day, these include, managing and organizing the transportation of family and guests, collecting any the wedding gifts, cueing all music changes and speeches, and also providing and placing restroom amenities basket, and organizing after-party.
on the contrary, hourly planners do charge the clients on an hourly basis or by the meeting when they are called upon to organize meetings with clients for however long they need so as to assist in the planning process.
The following are the tips that a client need to consider when hiring a wedding planner, these include, asking for references from other brides and brooms, requesting the wedding planner to provide an overview of their prediction of the wedding as well as questioning the wedding planner if the budget of the wedding is realistic.
In addition, couples are advised to ask for references from other brides and brooms, get to know the planner’s term of payment and also about the timeline of the wedding.