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.
If you hire a wedding planner, he will make you choose from three different packages that they offer. The package that the couple will choose will largely depend on their need and the budget that they have. The three packages that wedding planners offer include full service, partial service or day planner package.
The job of the wedding planner starts the moment they are hired and ends when the wedding celebration is done. He will represent the family and will keep the communication lines open for all concerned parties. If family members don’t agree to certain things, the wedding planner acts as mediator.
A wedding planner makes sure that the set budget is followed. He is also responsible for choosing a venue for the ceremony and venue, and for booking photographers, videographers, florists, entertainers, and bridal car. In order to minimize vendor costs, he will be negotiating for a lower cost, and he will create a timeline that he will make sure to be followed by all. He also takes charge of rehearsals and the wedding day itself. The necessary jobs after the wedding is also his look out. These are services offered for a full service package.
The second package is the partial package where the wedding couple designs their wedding and the planner acts as a guide and assistant to the couple. In this package the decisions are made by the bride and groom, and the planner gives his professional opinion based on his knowledge of event planning.
A partial planner collects information about the bride and groom, meet all concerned parties and do budget evaluation. Price negotiations with the vendors are done by the wedding planner together with establishing the timeline. He will be present at the catering meeting, at the rehearsal, and at the wedding and reception. He may also attend to post wedding needs.
A day planner sees to it that whatever the bride and groom planned goes smoothly as expected. He makes sure that the vendors are directed properly. The timeline is his most crucial task. The exact timing has to be executed according to the planners design. His other responsibilities include organizing rehearsals, assigning staff to the bride and groom during the wedding, checking the vendors at the wedding and ensuring the timeline. He can also see to it that after wedding jobs are done.
It is the wedding couple that decides what package they want. The can hire a part time or day package if they have time and specific plans. But if there is not time to get their hands on preparing for the wedding, then they should get a full service wedding planner.