Tips for Hiring a Wedding Planner

It is becoming more popular for couples that are getting married to hire a wedding planner to take care of all the details. Turning over this major detail to a professional frees their time for other things as well as making the planning less of a hectic time. After all, the couple has to choose location, caterers and menus, choose flowers, cakes, and arrange for the photographer. Turning all of those details over to a professional just seems to make sense in today’s fast-paced lifestyle.

Why Hire a Wedding Planner?

It can be very stressful to plan a wedding, especially if there is no organization. No couple needs to worry about all of these things and take away from the pleasure of planning their wedding. A wedding planner can take care of all of the details, no matter how small, and since she knows the couple’s price range, she will be in a position to overlook any vendor who does not fall within the budget of the bride and groom. Since she will also know the couple’s likes and dislikes, she will be in a position to assure that even the most minor details are perfect.

A wedding planner also knows the time frame with which the couple is working. Often a newly engaged couple becomes overwhelmed because they are unsure what to do first and how far in advance each detail should be handled. A professional wedding planner does these things all the time and will know what needs completed first and how far in advance to plan for everything that is connected with the wedding planning.

Things to Consider

A couple that is contemplating whether or not they should use a wedding planner, may want to consider some of the things that a wedding planner has to offer:
She will work with your specific timeline and advise you what should be done within that timeline.

• She will be the price negotiator and locate discounts so that you can have what you want at the lowest available price.
• She will let you know when payments are due to each vendor.
• She will help you select a menu that will please you as well as your guests, including those who may need special foods for special diets. She will assure that all food and drink selections are of the highest quality for your budget.
• She will help you select a wedding cake that is within your price range as well as tastefully chosen.
• She will make sure decorations, table linens, flowers, and favors are properly coordinated.
• She will ascertain that everything flows smoothly from the time the bride walks down the aisle until she tosses the bouquet.

Hiring a wedding planner frees up your time for other things like choosing the wedding dress you really want and attending engagement and bridal showers. Unlike the past, wedding planners are not a luxury afforded only to the rich. These wonderful people have actually become affordable to the average wedding couple, and with most couples working full-time, she just won’t have the time to devote to wedding planning. Based on statistics of today, there is a good chance that even the bride’s mother works full-time, so a wedding planner is the perfect solution to those lost hours.

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