Anyone can plan a wedding, in theory! Select a date, find a venue, create a spreadsheet, allocate a budget, source some suppliers and voila! So why hire a wedding planner?
Wedding planners extraordinaire, Mango Pie, share their expert insight to answer this all-important question…
Hiring a wedding planner is an incredibly personal experience.
Having a wedding consultation is vital. You need to have rapport with the planner and check if they truly understand your vision.
Trust is crucial, they will be involved in making key decisions and ensuring the most important day of your life runs perfectly.
Every couple is unique. They (and their families and friends), will have different likes, dislikes and many opinions.
When things get complicated, we can offer professional advice to help with decision making.
The Job Role
Wedding planners adapt their role to suit each couple’s requirements. Some couples like constant catch-ups whereas others prefer a quick call at key points.
For overseas weddings, the couple will rely upon the planner’s local knowledge of suppliers and venues.
A wedding planner will have your best interests and budget in mind at all times. With so many trends and must-haves many couples feel pressure when it comes impressing their guests.
Wedding planners do not judge, we can help solve troublesome situations and quite simply be at the end of the phone if you are having a mini meltdown.
Some couples want to organise everything themselves. We are there to support you – not take over.
We will let you into a little secret. Something will not go as planned on the wedding day.
Maybe the florist will get stuck in traffic or the photographer is rushed to A&E…
Without a wedding planner, the couple may need to pull away from the guests to resolve any issues and miss out on precious time with their loved ones!
Wedding planners usually resolve the situation without guests, and sometimes the couple, realising there was an issue at all!
We live and breathe contingency plans and will bring calm to chaos, with our expert trouble-shooting skills.
Not to mention our respective ‘little black books’ of industry contacts.
It is the wedding planner’s job to ensure that your vision and style works throughout, keeping to the budget agreed.
Wedding planners know how to maximise your budget as well and can often negotiate discounted rates as they work with suppliers on a regular basis.
We will also be aware of general industry rates and can ensure that you are not being overcharged for any individual items.
The big day has finally arrived, and you have jitters, butterflies and all the other emotions that come with it.
You won’t need to worry about what time the wedding car is arriving or if the flowers are set up at the church.
We have everything covered and, as if by magic, the biggest day of your life will run like clockwork and perfectly materialise in front of your eyes.
If you are looking to hire a wedding planner, Mango Pie have years of experience organising perfect weddings.
For more information on how we can help please get in touch!