‘Planning a wedding? Sure, I can do that.’ From the moment you say ‘YES’ there will be all sorts of thoughts going through your mind. It can be exciting, nerve-wracking and stressful all at the same time. Most of all, it is going to be a day that is all about you (whether you like it or not) and so it is no surprise that you want to make sure you are in control of it as much as possible. There is a myth that people believe hiring a wedding planner is only for the super-rich, the ones that want nothing to do with their own wedding day and want to hand over all the control, but that just couldn’t be more wrong.
Baking and designing a wedding cake, or using calligraphy to hand letter all the invitation envelopes are probably not skills you have picked up in your years to date, which is why you will most likely hire someone to do it for you. But planning a wedding, that is just organising stuff… right? Back when I was newly engaged, these were certainly some of the thoughts going through my mind and so I was a victim just like you may be.
Planning a wedding is one of the most underestimated roles and unfortunately, it is only those that have done it before that realise what a responsibility it can be. Not only that, but it can be extremely time-consuming (somewhere between 200-400 hours in the average time spent) and stressful!
The majority of people who approach me and who are interested in hiring a wedding planner or designer are not newly engaged, they have attempted to start the planning themselves and occasionally they have made a pretty good job at it. But for many, it becomes too much and almost always they wish they had come to me sooner. The benefits of bringing on a planner or designer right from the outset are HUGE. Below I have listed some of the main things that a wedding planner can do for you:VIEW THE POST