FAQ ABOUT WEDDING PLANNERS
I WANT IT TO BE MY WEDDING, WON'T THE WEDDING PLANNER JUST DO IT THEIR WAY?
I think this is one of the biggest misconceptions about wedding planners. It's absolutely your wedding, your vision, your ideas. They also do all the un-fun work. I like to look at your wedding like your business, you are the Chairman of the Board and your planner is just the Chief Operating Officer. You are still the boss. Doesn’t wedding planning sound like so much more fun that way?
WHAT DOES A WEDDING PLANNER DO PRIOR TO THE WEDDING DAY?
When you hire a wedding planner, they are with you through your entire planning process. They help execute your wedding vision. They are extremely familiar with venues and vendors that will match your style and budget, they know the answers to all your unknown questions, and ultimately keep you calm and excited to plan the most important day of your life.
WHAT DOES A WEDDING PLANNER DO THE DAY OF THE WEDDING?
Your wedding planner will be the first vendor at your venue. They will make sure all vendors are there, and where they are suppose to be. They will be there for any questions from the bridal party, vendors, the venue staff, and guests. They will help keep the schedule on time through the entire day, and so much more.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A VENUE COORDINATOR AND A WEDDING PLANNER?
A venue coordinator works for the venue, and a wedding planner works for the couple. A venue coordinator will be dealing with all the aspects of the venue such as set up, the staff, food, etc. A wedding planner is there to oversee the set up from all vendors, answer any questions, take care of any problems, and to make sure everything is exactly as the couple wants it.
I DON'T NEED A PLANNER, I HAVE A FRIEND WHO SAID SHE'D HELP. THAT'S THE SAME, RIGHT?
As helpful as your friends and family will be during your planning, they shouldn't have to work on your wedding day. It can go a couple different ways: either they will have so much to do that day they won’t even be able to enjoy your wedding day or may not take the job seriously, and the day might end up being a disaster.