Wedding planners, also known as wedding planners, use their knowledge and experience to help couples plan and organize their wedding. For the wedding, many aspects have to be taken into account and many decisions are made, but some couples do not have the time or knowledge to do it alone, or they prefer someone to do their work for them, in which case they hire the services of a wedding planner. .
First, the wedding planner finds out the degree of planning and organization that the couple is required to provide, which often depends on the money the couple wants to invest in the wedding, and the type of wedding they want.
Sometimes the wedding planner is hired to organize one or two aspects of a wedding, other times to organize it entirely. This can also include events that take place before or after the wedding itself, such as an engagement party or honeymoon.
The wedding planner may also need to plan or organize:
- The budget for the wedding.
- The legal paperwork.
- The reservation of the ceremony center for the wedding.
- A photography or videography service.
- A shuttle service to and from the wedding.
- Wedding invitations.
- The accommodation if the couple or the guests want to spend the night in a hotel.
- The vows, readings and music of the wedding.
- The seating arrangement.
- A nightly entertainment service.
- The bride’s clothes, hair and makeup.
- The catering service, the flower arrangements and the cake
- The gift lists.
- Payments with suppliers.
The choice of the wedding venue can be highly variable. Couples today have very varied ideas and each wedding is different, so the wedding planner must ensure that he can respond to the needs of the couple to the greatest extent possible, depending on the availability of the desired location and of budget constraints.
The wedding planner should meet with the couple to find out in detail the type of wedding they want. If the couple is not sure what they want, the planner uses their knowledge and experience to help them make decisions, by making suggestions or giving examples.
Wedding planners also research and visit potential vendors. They negotiate prices and agreements with vendors, organize payments and ensure the goods are delivered on time for the wedding. They build a list of these providers that they can refer for future reference.
Wedding planners are in constant contact with the bride and groom, especially as the wedding date approaches. During the summer months, they may have to plan and organize multiple weddings at once. In general, they must attend the wedding to control the ceremony and see that everything happens at the agreed time and order.
Wedding planners generally work as freelancers, often traveling from place to place visiting clients and vendors. They can also attend wedding fairs and events to promote their services.