Factors to Consider When Hiring a Wedding Planner
A wedding planner is an expert who specializes in the planning, designing, and controlling of a couple`s wedding. Most societies do take wedding as an important event in the life of couples since it is an indicator to the passage from being single, due to this couples are willing to spend a substantial amount of money and time so as their wedding can look fabulous, exciting and memorable.
In addition wedding planners are considered beneficial to couple who work throughout the week and don’t have additional time to plan their wedding. Universally, there exist two types of wedding planner, these are the full-time wedding planners and the hourly wedding planners.
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.
Moreover, 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.
Also planners do supervise and coordinate the printing of various posters and the invitation cards, deliver the card to different recipients, and also managing the rehearsal of the event that will take place on the wedding day. Moreover, wedding planners do administer and organize the production of various posters and the invitation cards, distribute the card to various recipients, and also managing the rehearsal of the event that will take place on the wedding day. Finally on the d day, the planners are responsible for the following roles, 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.
Before one decides to hire a wedding planner, they need to consider the following, 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 convincing.
Asking for references from other couples about the efficiency of certain wedding planner, also inquiring about the terms of payment and the timeline of a wedding are some of the crucial questions that couple need to get answers before they decide to hire a wedding planner.