Guide to Wedding Planners and What They Do
If you want to take off the burden of wedding preparations from your shoulders then hiring a professional wedding planner will do just that for you. Wedding planners are trained with the right connections and creative knowledge. This is their passion and they don't look at it as a job.
Wedding planners offer three different types of packages. The need and the budget of the wedding couple decides what package they will take. The full service, partial service, and day planner service are the three packages offered by wedding planners.
The job of the wedding planner starts the moment they are hired and ends when the wedding celebration is done. He is like a family representative and he will make sure that communication lines are open to all concerned. He even acts as mediator should there be differences in views.
A wedding planner can set the budget and see to it that the expenses are within the given budget. He will look for a reception and ceremony venue and will book the photographers, videographers, florist, entertainers, and bridal car. He will try to negotiate with the vendors to minimize the cost and make sure that the timeline he has established will be followed. He also takes charge of rehearsals and the wedding day itself. The necessary jobs after the wedding is also his look out. All these services are included in a full service package.
For partial service package, the bride and groom will design their wedding and the planner will be a mere guide along the process, assisting the couple. The bride and groom will make decisions and the planner only give professional opinion based on his knowledge of event planning.
Collecting information about the bride and groom, meeting concerned parties and helping in budge evaluation are the responsibilities of a partial planner. He will negotiate prices with vendors and establish the timeline. The wedding planner is expected to be at the catering meeting, rehearsals, the wedding and the reception.
The duties of a day planner is to see to it that the plans of the bride and groom run smoothly in according to expectation. He gives proper directions to the vendors involved in the wedding. The timeline is his most crucial task. He makes sure that the timing is correctly followed. He will organize rehearsals, assign a staff to the bride and groom on the day of the wedding, check the vendors at the wedding and the timeline. Post wedding necessities are also his look out.
The final choice is with the bride and groom. If they have time and specific plans, then they just need the part time and day planner. But if there is not time to get their hands on preparing for the wedding, then they should get a full service wedding planner.