I got married in 2012. As a wedding planner myself I once thought I could run my own wedding like I have for others. But in the end I was very grateful that I had the help of my colleague to coordinate my wedding. I was able to sit back and relax knowing everything was taken care of.
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Why Hire a Wedding Planner?
By LYDIA MARTIN
13 January 2014
There are a huge number of reasons why you should choose to hire a wedding planner for your special day. While you can source a mass of information from the internet, it can be an overwhelming and time consuming task. Wedding planners have done all the hard work for you, as they’ve already sourced the best from the best. This alone can save you hours of wasted time. And remember, on average it takes 250+ hours to plan a wedding!! Wouldn’t it be nice to have some help with that?
This week, multi-talented wedding planner Sophia Cohen from Coco Lily Events highlights the many roles of a wedding planner, from overall coordinator to sanity-saver.
1. Overall Coordinator
Wedding planners coordinate everything – we have the lists and the right contacts to organize everything you need for your wedding, i.e. venues, photographers, decorations, etc…the list is endless!
2. Decision Maker
When you come to a standstill or are at a crossroads, we can assist you with making a professional decision. We’ve most likely come across it before, so we can give advice based on past experience. If you are going for a full planning service most planners will have an email and phone call service available as well.
3. Crisis Manager
Imagine that you find out the day before your wedding that the accommodation providers have double booked your family’s apartment! What bride or groom would like that kind of stress right before their wedding? Wedding planners deal with each and every crisis for you, no matter how small or large, by managing it as if it was their own problem and coming to a satisfactory resolution.
4. Budget Advisor
When it comes to the big day it’s so easy to go over your budget. A wedding planner can help you stick to your budget and find out what’s most important to spend money on so that you don’t spend beyond your means. A wedding planner will provide you with comprehensive wedding speadsheets so you can see how much money you are spending at every stage in the planning. We essentially become your personal wedding financial advisor!
5. Creative Inspirer
Deciding on and creating the style of your wedding can be one of the most important aspects as it reflects who you are as a couple and also guides your decisions regarding flowers, decorations, and even the venue. A good wedding planner will interpret your vision, create different mood boards for you, give advice and ideas on different styles and finally, help you create your dream wedding.
6. Professional Organizer
If you are working full time you may not be able to talk to three different cake companies to see how much each of them charge and what they offer – you may just chose the first one because it’s the easiest thing to do, but subsequently miss out on your dream wedding cake. We can assist you so that you get the best deal in all areas of the wedding, essentially saving you both time and money. Wedding planners also co-ordinate all your vendors and manage replies so that you aren’t bombarded with hundreds of emails.
7. Stress Reliever
One of the most important jobs of a wedding planner is saving a bride’s sanity! All brides would like to relax on their big day and the weeks leading up to it instead of worrying about whether the flowers have arrived or the entrees are coming out on time. That’s our job. We take all the weight off your shoulders so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
What happens when the bride is a little bit more than fashionably late and the run sheet is 20 minutes behind? Or when the rain comes down and the ceremony is supposed to be outside? Don’t worry because we always have a plan B!