Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and a great source of stress if you try to do it all on your own. So many details to think about, so many difficulties to put up with when you try to organize your perfect day.
Unlike some people might think, being a wedding planner is a real job which requires real skills, especially when you organize a wedding abroad. It is all about organization skills, social skills, net-working and attention to details. Being a planner requires countless hours spent over the phone, replying to emails, visiting venues, attending food tastings with couples. It is a job which requires to be resilient, enduring, motivated and performing.
What is a wedding planner?
A wedding planner is hired to help each couple plan their wedding and approach this preparation in all serenity. Between the stress of trying on the dress, finding the caterer, choosing the DJ and the venue, planning the invitations, dealing with the paperwork and making sure the day goes smoothly, preparing a wedding can quickly turn into a nightmare. The wedding planner is therefore a guarantee of serenity: planner, coordinator and often confidant, these wedding experts take care of everything. They relieve couples of hundreds of hours of work necessary for the preparation of a wedding.
A good address book and trusted service providers.
It must be admitted that the search for the perfect providers takes a large part of the time of the wedding preparation. First of all, you have to find the right ones, then you have to make sure that they are available for the wedding date, and sometimes you have to make sure that they can work well together. By hiring a wedding planner, you don’t have to worry about that. First, they will have a repertoire of providers they’re used to working with and who will match your style and will take care of all the administrative and coordination part. On your side you will only have to come to the tastings and the visit of the venues, the most fun moments are for you, and the rest for the wedding planner.
Don’t forget that a wedding planner takes care of all the creative part, in agreement with you of course. Your wedding is a unique day that must resemble you, so to be inspired is good but your copy shouldn’t be a copy and paste. A wedding planner will get to know you, your tastes, through different meetings, questionnaires, which will allow them to design a wedding that is 100% like you and especially unique.
Have you thought about electrical sockets, a generator, extension cords? Of course not. The logistic side is often the one we forget, we think about the flowers, the tables and the caterer, but a wedding can’t work if we don’t think about the logistics. I can assure you that it is not the most fun, nor interesting part of the planning but it is crucial to avoid issues such as power cuts and assure a smooth run of the event.
Wedding planners are often compared to orchestra conductors on the big day, because they have to coordinate and harmonize the whole day to perfection. They have to manage the timeline, the providers, the guests and the bride and groom. And if something doesn’t go as planned, you won’t even notice. The planner is there to make sure that you don’t think about anything else but yourself and enjoy your special day.
The other hats of the wedding planner.
Psychologist: often the bride and groom like to confide in an outside person who can understand their doubts, their desires, their joys… The wedding planner is also a friendly face during your wedding day.
Motivator: The wedding planner will motivate you when you give up. I myself have had many couples during the covid period who had their wedding postponed several times, and who wanted to give up, and they confessed to me that without me, they might never have gotten married.
If I have convinced you that a wedding planner is a life saver for your wedding, then don’t hesitate to contact me if you want me to organize your wedding.