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Everything Your Wedding Planner Wish You Knew

As a Wedding Planner, I have the privilege of helping couples celebrate their love. Hunter and I get to be a part of couples "love story" and with that comes a lot of fun, and a lot of work (like a lot, a lot). There are many components that go into producing a successful wedding - we spend a lot of laser focused energy on being creative, the aesthetic and details, to make each wedding celebration unique and specific to our couples. The end result is what people remember the most (understandably so), but there is so much more involved. So, here's what we want YOU to know.


1. I T ' S A P R O C E S S

As wonderful and exciting as it is to be planning a wedding, it's easy to forget it's a process. A lengthy process at that! When you start planning for the wedding, things might not always feel like they are moving quickly, and that's completely normal. The steps to successfully plan a wedding (or any event, really) tends to be filled with ebbs and flows.


2. I T T A K E S A L O T T I M E

It's a full time job. Planning a wedding can take hundreds, sometimes even thousands of hours. So, if you have a full time job, you'll either be working double time, or like many couples the planning will take a backseat, because you're tired after a long workday. This is where a planner helps greatly! While you're at work, we work too, on your wedding! We keep the ball rolling at a consistent pace, and provide you with information and updates so you can make decisions and move forward in the planning process.


3. S O M E T I M E S , T H E P R O C E S S W I L L N O T B E F U N

While some moments spark excitement, reality is there will be moments that are not fun. Some moments will even feel tedious. For example, finalizing your guest list and compiling addresses, isn't something most couples jump for joy about. Another 'not so fun' task is creating your seating chart, often not something we hear couples excited about. However, we remind all our couples 'stay the course, and it will be worth it.'


4. Y O U G E T W H A T Y O U P A Y F O R

Getting a good deal is great, BUT sometimes if the price is too good to be true, in the wedding industry, it likely is! Don't skip on a Wedding Planner, or at least an EXPERIENCED day-of coordinator at the bare minimum. Make sure you have a great photographer, the pictures last forever, and remember the DJ is the emcee for the night - he/she needs to be engaging, and professional.


5. Y O U R G U E S T S A R E I M P O R T A N T T O O

Yes, it's still YOUR day, but you want your guests to be comfortable and enjoy your wedding. You don't have to caterer to their every need, but you do need to be aware of certain aspects throughout the day. For example, if you're getting married in the summer months you need to provide water during the ceremony and reception. If you're ceremony is at four or anytime after, you're asking your guests to celebrate with you during dinner time, so they're expecting a dinner.


6. T R U S T O U R E X P E R T I S E

This isn't our first rodeo. If you've hired a planner, then you should trust their process, advice, and suggestions. Wedding vendors are going to work better for you if you don't try to micromanage them. Trust us, we have your best interest in mind. We're on your team, but we've also seen so many weddings, so when your wedding planner shares their suggestions, listen and genuinely take it into consideration.


8. W E J U G G L E A L O T , L I K E A L O T A L OT

We are so excited about your wedding, but know that you're not our only client. We also have personal lives and families to take care of. So if we don't respond within 15 minutes of that text or email you sent, I promise no one is ignoring you.


9. T A G U S I N Y O U R W E D D I N G P H O T O S

Everyone is so quick to tag their photographer, as one should, BUT don't forget to tag your wedding planner. Afterall, your wedding planner is your most prized posession for a succesful wedding. It's easy after the wedding to forget about your planner, but remember known of it would have happen without them.


10. T E L L U S Y O U R H A P P Y

We're people-pleasers, we want to know that you're happy with the service we provided. So on the day or day after, send your vendors an email or quick text just thanking them for everything they did... it makes us not stay awake at night questioning if you are truly happy (trust us, all your vendors do this).

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