Today I’m going to answering some Frequently Asked Questions about wedding planners!
1. What does a wedding planner do before the wedding?
When you hire a wedding planner, they are with you through your entire planning process. They help execute your wedding vision. They are extremely familiar with venues and vendors that will match your style and budget, they know the answers to all unknown questions, and ultimately keep you calm and excited to plan the most important day of your life.
2. What does the wedding planner do on the wedding day?
Your wedding planner will be the first vendor at your venue, and the last one to leave. They will make sure all vendors are there, and where they are suppose to be. They will be there for any quesitons from the bridal party, vendors, the venue staff, and guests. They will help keep the couple on time through the entire day, and so much more.
3. What is the difference between a venue coordinator and a wedding planner?
The simple answer is: A venue coordinator works for the venue, and a wedding planner works for the couple. A venue coordinator will be dealing with all the aspects of the venue such as set up, the staff, food, etc. A wedding planner is there to oversee the set up from all vendors, answer any questions, take care of any problems, and to make sure everything is exactly as the couple wants it.
4. I don’t need a wedding planner, I have a friend who said she would help at my wedding. That's the same right?
As helpful as your friends and family will be during your planning, they shouldn't have to work on your wedding day. It can go both ways: either they will have so much to do that day they won’t even be able to enjoy your wedding day. On the other hand, they may not take the job seriously, and the day might end up being a disaster.
5. I want it to be my wedding, won’t the wedding planner just do what she wants?
I think this is one of the biggest misconception about wedding planners. It's absolutely your wedding, your vision, your ideas, your planner is just holding your hand though the entire process, with help and advice. They also do all the ugly work of finding, contacting and negotiation with your vendors. Doesn’t wedding planning sound like so much more fun that way? Yes planners have a signature look to their weddings, but chances are their clients pick them because they share a wedding style.
What other questions do you have about wedding planners? Let me know in the comments!