The news of an engagement often come as a surprise for most, after the excitement, tears and warm congratulations, then comes the big question; when is the big day? As if you have had time to actually think of the details among all of your emotions and excitements.
Your engaged, what a warm wonderful life long dream it has been, wow. During this time you will be faced with emotions, anxiety and excitement. Spreading the news to close family members first is the number one priority on your mind. Along with your jitters will come relief from sharing the excitement with others.
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Is a Wedding Planner Necessary?
Wedding planners and consultants are people that are hired to do your planning and arrangements for you. These individuals have guidelines set by you; they do not create a wedding that suits them selves, they simply do the job you hired them to do.
Often we dont have time in our busy schedules to plan a wedding and if you are someone who cant handle the stress of planning such a large affair, a wedding consultant can help to make your experience a much more pleasant one, that is their job. They work with your needs to make your event a successful one while remaining on budget if one has been arranged. They know all that needs to be known about a perfect wedding and ways to make your dreams come true. Think of a wedding consultant like an encyclopedia, a book that opens to provide you with all you need, supplying you with their knowledge and expertise during this crucial planning time.
Wedding planners and consultants often get discounted prices from the vendors, which in turn get passed along to you, helping to cut your budgeted cost. Wedding planners and consultants usually charge a flat rate or a percentage of your wedding costs. Flat fees can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on your wedding size and complexity of the tasks to be preformed.
Percentage fees are based on the total wedding and reception costs, these can range from 10-20 percent. Often enough however, a planner or consultant can save you enough money to cover the larger part of their service fees.
A good wedding consultant or planner should work within your budget and ensure you get the best possible prices on all of your wedding planning needs, bookings and accessories. They will get you the most goods and the best service at the lowest prices to help you stay within your budget.
A truly creative planner will also assist you with ideas on design, color, décor and helpful hints that may help you throughout your planning.
Your search for a wedding consultant or planner should be based on your needs and financial ability. Here are some helpful hints:
- Interviewing a few professionals in this field will help you understand what they can do for you and at what costs.
- Interviewing will be based on questions you have, concerns, referrals, quality of service they will be able to provide you with and most importantly their fees.
- Reputable consultants will most likely tell you whether their services will benefit you and your wedding planning needs.
- Depending on your budget and size of wedding a consultant is not always needed to guide you through your whole planning experience and
often a good planner will give you a one-time consultation to help to get you going and also teach you great tips on how to plan your event.
- Before signing any contracts be sure the contract stipulates exactly what you are paying for, services, costs, time and date also, make sure that any special offers are listed.
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