Engaged, Now What? After the whirlwind of congratulations on your engagement, wedding ideas start floating around. You begin to piece together ideas of how your wedding day will look and feel but you wonder where to begin.
Why A Planner?
A planner guides you in optimizing your budget and spares you from making costly mistakes. Each moment of your wedding is a short chance to make a treasured memory. Instead of feeling overwhelmed with managing details on your special day. Hiring a planner allows you and your fiancé to be present and enjoy the experience of being a married couple. With the ease of knowing that a professional is taking care of every detail.
Choosing Your Planner
Bringing on a planner is one of the most important decisions you can make for your wedding day. Research and interview an array of people to get a true understanding of their personality, style of work, and scope of service. Look for someone who is transparent, who listens and communicates well, someone who has experience in transforming ideas into beautiful, organized events. A great planner should be as hands-off or hands-on as necessary, someone who advocates for you and your vision, but most importantly someone you can trust.
Starting the Process
Whether you’re looking for a month-of coordinator or a full-service agreement, your wedding coordinator/planner should help you enjoy your event by minimizing stress and maximizing organization. In planning your entire experience, you should discuss your vision, your budget, your must-haves, walking through your ideal wedding day.
What’s the Difference Between a Planner and Venue Coordinator
A venue coordinator is a great member of the vendor team, but cannot be responsible for the execution of your event. They are responsible for overseeing the venue’s interests (not yours). Making sure it’s accessible to your guests and vendors during the wedding day. Because the coordinator cannot manage third-party vendor details, they cannot ensure that the wedding runs as planned. An event planner, on the other hand, oversees each aspect of the wedding. They Work as your representative and advocate in every situation.
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I have documented some information to assist you with the initiation of your wedding planning process in chronological order and get you going in the right direction in my ‘Guide to Your Wedding Planning’ and ‘Budget Planning Guide for Your Wedding Day’ for the nominal cost of $12.99 for both.