Jack of all trades

As of late I have met with various couples that have initially met with other wedding planners as well as myself. I am the first one to always tell couples to met more than one wedding planner as we are all very different and run our businesses very differently. Whats the saying “Horses for Courses”? 

Anyway, in my opinion, and it is my opinion, and I guess I am allowed an opinion as this is MY blog, a wedding planner should be completely neutral and ALWAYS have their clients best interests at heart. 

When you car breaks down: you take it to a mechanic. Not a Mechanic/come plumber/come electrian. So how the hell can wedding planners/caterers/decorators give unbiased neutral advise?  On top of that they self proclaim to be “No 1” or “Leading” Surely thats false advertising. 

I found this great defination of a wedding planner, so I know Im not wrong: I should have sent this to the bride who had me ironing and making salads for her LOL

The job of the wedding planner is to coordinate all of the details involved in the process. This includes ordering flowers, negotiating contracts with a photographer and videographer, arranging for musicians and properly booking all wedding vendors. They may advise on color selections, ceremony and reception locations and menu choices. Wedding planners should maintain professional contacts among a variety of wedding service providers, including catering companies, reception halls, florists, DJs and more 

 A wedding planner is above all a calm and organized professional. In the busy and sometimes frantic process of planning a wedding, this person is an outside eye who can provide helpful perspective in any situation. The wedding planner is also the master problem-solver. When it comes to the big day, this person is in charge of making sure that the bride, groom, wedding party, parents, officials and vendors are all in the right place at the right time. Any unexpected problems should be quickly and quietly resolved.

The benefits of hiring a wedding planner are that it can save you time and money. This is truest for large and elaborate ceremonies. A wedding planner will negotiate the best deals from wedding vendors and steer the couple in the right direction as they go through the planning process. A wedding planner can also save untold time by making all of the formal arrangements, handling the budget and ensuring that all contracts and schedules are taken care of in a professional and timely manner. This leaves the bride and groom free to enjoy their special day without any worries.

The wedding industry is a booming business, and many vendors are out to take advantage of this the best they can. Attaching the word “wedding” to any service or product immediately causes the price to skyrocket. A talented wedding planner may be able to help you negotiate the best deal and should definitely be able to steer you toward reputable vendors. However, you should make sure that the amount you’ll save will be worth the price of hiring a wedding planner in the first place.

Many brides believe that a wedding planner will take the entire wedding off of their hands and present them with a finished product. Depending on the bride this can be a relief or a terrifying prospect. The truth of the matter, however, is that a wedding planner is only there to assist the bride. While the planner may take a great deal of the work off of the shoulders of the couple, the bride and groom are still responsible for making all of the final decisions. A good wedding planner will be willing to work with the bride to create exactly what she wants.

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