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The modern bride has dozens of tools at her disposal – multiple digital checklists to help her plan, numerous applications to aid her in her bid to multitask, and countless websites offering resources to shorten her search for vendors. However, even with a streamlined wedding planning process and adequate time devoted to the preparations, nothing can ever be too easy.
With thousands of elements involved in the single most important occasion of the bride and groom’s life, the wedding day deserves nothing less than perfection, or whatever is closest to it. Brides usually take charge, calling all of the shots – from the invitations to the engagement shoots and the reception music to the wedding favors. The bride is usually the half of the couple with her ‘dreams and hopes’ at stake and she spares no physical or emotional expense to make it all come true.
But does that necessarily involve doing everything on her own, exhausting herself to the point where she can’t enjoy the tingle in her stomach and the love in her man’s eyes?
Wedding Planners function as the answer to every single troubled bride struggling to organize, coordinate, and synchronize an entire wedding on their own. They are skilled and experienced in dealing with varied wedding scenarios and they are devoted to one goal alone – and that is to ensure that the entire experience is a stellar one for the couple and the invitees.
If you are a distressed bride-to-be and are still torn between investing in a dependable wedding planner or simply DIY-ing the entire thing, here are a few key points to keep in mind.
Experience is the best teacher.
For most brides, their wedding day is the first and only wedding they’ll ever plan. The overwhelming number of concerns and endless decision-making sessions need some getting used to. But wedding planners are veterans. They have tips and tricks up their sleeves to properly execute the wedding checklist. They have experienced the consequences of getting RSVPs out too late or failing to have a trial session with the bride’s make up artist.
Being in the know inside the biz.
Because of their previous clients, wedding planners are familiar with different vendors and suppliers. They can easily communicate with hotel managers, caterers, florists, and even the photography crew. Coordinating between the vendors and the couple for special concerns or additional requests is a part of a wedding planner’s roster of duties and thanks to the dedication and attention, progresses smoothly without glitches.
Avoiding the middle-man madness.
Imagine the jitters that the bride gets on the morning of the wedding. Now imagine collecting your thoughts and guiding the limo driver to the hotel while all the time the busy street sounds try their best to distract you and the makeup crew fusses over your hair. Or imagine having the band cancel at the last minute! All that stress and anxiety will show in your photos and videos. Do you really want that? To have frown lines marring the pristine beauty of your impeccably planned wedding day look? With a single person committed to organizing the whole show, you get to stay pretty and blissful as everything falls into its perfect place.
Your wedding is truly once in a lifetime!
It needs to be an exquisite setting in which you, the bride, can shine like the star you are and glimmer bright for everyone to see and appreciate. Do you ask the diamond to work on the ring? No! You entrust the design and execution to a master jeweler. Your wedding planner is that jeweler. Choose wisely and just smile. You don’t need to worry about a single thing.