Investing in a wedding planner is a big expense, but it can also save you a lot of headaches. While you may begin the wedding planning process excited to buy your dress or attend your cake tasting, the small details that make up the less-than-fun aspects of the wedding planning process can be really overwhelming. A wedding coordinator who keeps you on track with mundane details such as checking if your caterer is available or getting the right centrepiece can really make a difference, and more importantly, help ease the stress leading up to the wedding.
Although the basics of a planner’s job are fairly well known, how can you make sure you’re getting the most out of your investment? Here’s how brides and grooms can get the most from their wedding planners.
1. Understand their strengths
Find out a little more about wedding planners before you hire them. Did they run the events at a large venue, oversee catering at a hotel, or have they been a planner for 15 years with vendor connections? By figuring out their interests and strengths, you will have a better idea of how they’ll be able to contribute to your wedding that isn’t immediately evident.
Consider how these strengths interact with your own. A wedding planner with a creative flair will be just right for you if you’re an ace at organising without any artistic skills. However, if you’re in charge of all the design details but need help keeping track of everything, you might consider a wedding coordinator who specialises in events management
Most importantly, make sure your wedding planner shares the same vision as they will be coordinating every nitty-gritty detail during your big day. You will want to collaborate with someone who is able to make decisions for you the way you want things to work out, especially since you will most likely be stressed out on the day of the event.
2. Put your trust in their expertise and network
Although wedding planners are more than happy to make recommendations for vendors, did you know that they can also do some research for you if you are looking for someone they have never worked with before? It’s impossible to know for sure if an up-and-coming photographer is going to be a great find or complex and disorganised without speaking with someone who has worked with them.
Give your wedding coordinator’s recommended vendors some serious consideration as they will only recommend those that are best suited to your wedding theme and budget. A great deal of value, outstanding work, and a positive experience are what makes a vendor a wedding planner’s top pick.
3. Give them the freedom to be creative
Plenty of wedding planners get into the industry because they enjoy it – and planning events is what gets their creative juices flowing. Their job is to help you execute your vision, but if you give them some room to innovate, you might be surprised by what they’ll come up with.
4. Don’t stop at the basics
While everyone has a different version of a wedding timeline and budget, it does not mean that it will fit your wedding from the start. You can request that your wedding planner tailor the timeline to fit your time constraints and create a wedding-specific to-do list for each month. The same applies to your wedding budget – ask your planner to help you customize it to fit your priorities, whether it’s reducing wedding decor to put more toward your dream entertainment, or including rental items that are on your wish list.
Hiring The Right Wedding Coordinator For Your Wedding
Your wedding planner will likely meet with you only a few times in person during the wedding planning process. Consequently, it can be a bit overwhelming to approach these meetings when you feel as though you still have so many questions and tasks to complete.
The wedding planners at Beautiful Gatherings are some of the best in Singapore. As part of our wedding planning services, we offer same-day wedding coordination and full planning design and coordination. Our wedding coordinators will ensure to keep your meetings on track and make the most of the time you have together.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you plan your wedding and make sure everything goes smoothly!