Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kathryn Evans, Personal Wedding and Events Planner for Being Bridal discusses the full time
role of being a wedding and event planner and offers advice on how to choose one thats right
for you. 

What is a Wedding Planner?

Very few brides-to-be are experienced in organising an event as large and important as a wedding.

Planning a wedding can be a full time job! The average bride spends 250 hours organizing her wedding - that's equal to 6 full-time working weeks! Few couples have the time in their schedules to successfully plan, manage, and execute such an event effectively. And sadly, many couples don't realise or acknowledge this until it is too late, when parts of their dream wedding have already fallen apart leaving behind huge disappointments.

Your Wedding Planner can do as much or as little as you like. From discussing a budget to organising flowers, cake, hair and makeup and every other detail that goes into planning a wedding, you choose what you would like a helping hand with. Wedding planners have an abundance of creative ideas and insider's know-how. They have connections with the best suppliers in town and have learned to become polished negotiators to get you the best deal and value for your budget. They can manage the overall event and ensure that everything goes exactly as planned right from the initial stage to the closing stage. They can assist you in making the right selection and choosing the perfect wedding vendors and venue, and also help maintain a balance in what is happening, when it is happening, who is doing it, all the while keeping a strict watch that everything remains within your budget. Importantly, a wedding planner will help you set a realistic wedding budget, based on how much you have to spend, and in most cases, a wedding planner will save you money.

Should you decide to proceed with this service is when the costs are incurred. Travel expenses and the time spent planning your wedding are both taken into account, the costs - like the functions of the wedding planner - depend largely on what the bridal couple wants.

Being Bridal charges a flat fee, rather than accepting commissions from the vendors. This ensures that your wedding planner is working for YOU and not the suppliers. Different options are discussed during your free initial consultation, from small weddings requiring minimal assistance, to larger weddings requiring constant attention over 12 months or more.

Hiring a wedding planner might seem like an extravagant extra, but it could be the best investment you make.
Please contact me, if you would like to arrange a time to discuss your special occasion.

Kathryn Evans:

 *Pictures Supplied by Being Bridal