A wedding and especially an Indian Wedding is the most elaborate event to organize, it is not a corporate event wherein you could take a package and everything is in place. It is a social event involving bride, groom, their families, relatives and other guests. Everyone has different requirements, taste, point of view, perception. Most of us are busy with our jobs, studies and other responsibilities. Adding a wedding to plan is too much to handle on your own. Bride and groom should use quality time to envision their dream wedding instead of labouring for its many details. This is where wedding planners come in picture. Hiring them saves you both time and money by chalking out a wedding plan which is tailor fit to your budget and preferences.
Following are some of the reasons as to why you need a wedding planner:
Save Time and Money
You may think that a wedding planner will add cost to your budget, but actually they save you a lot of time so that you have peace of mind and focus on the excitement and joy of this wonderful day; saves money by advising you suppliers and venues in your budget and taste; saves effort almost enough to cover the cost of hiring them.
Avoid Family Conflicts
Wedding planning is stressful and often results in discussion and arguments amongst family members and friends. Wedding planners knows how to avoid such situations and act like a mediator or buffer in between you and family or friends if the need arises due to any conflict.
Offer advice: You are well organized and your family and friends are there to help you. It may sound like a good plan but still it is best to leave it to an expert who has the training and experience to do the ground work. A wedding planner has done many weddings and knows what can go wrong, which elements need to be given more importance at what time, and makes sure it all works the way you want it to, while you relax and enjoy.
In a destination wedding their importance is even more, here you don’t need to go and visit every possible venue and meet with all suppliers. A wedding planner understands your needs and advices only those suppliers and venues which fits in your requirements and budget. They have planned many weddings and know what works and what does not. One stop shop: A wedding planner is one point contact for you and you don’t have to meet 20 other vendors for your wedding separately and managing all those communications. To this add so many questions of your guests in a new place for a destination wedding. If a wedding planner is there, you can send a note to all “get in touch with my wedding planner”.
Meeting deadlines and timings is another job of a wedding planner. They make sure your salon appointment has been done on time; pick up at airport has been arranged for your guests at their arrival time; extra room bookings have been made, special request of your friends for an outing has been done etc etc etc. They make sure everything happens on time!
On your wedding day, you’re going to be pulled in a zillion directions. There will be old friends who might want to say hello, while you would like to relax and get ready. People will ask you far too many questions and all this just before the ceremony starts. Wedding planners can help you avoid the chaos.
Handles Last Minute Jitters
A wedding planner is always ready for last minute contingency which may be as simple as, “bakery stuck in traffic and not being able to deliver the cake on time”. A Wedding planner knows how to handle these unforeseen circumstances at eleventh hour.
Orchestrates from Arrival till Departure
In a destination wedding there are guests coming from different places and a seasoned wedding planner knows that destination wedding is also about giving an altogether different experience to guests and hence makes sure everything goes off without a hitch!
If you do decide to hire a wedding coordinator, do not forget to check references personally via email to earlier clients or a phone call. It is also important that you are compatible with them so you can have fun planning your big day. Like any vendor, you must have a clear contract with your wedding planner which mentions their duties, costs, expenses, deposits and payment schedules.
Hiring a Destination wedding specialist will help you enjoy the planning process more by taking stress out of the equation!