So I ran across this article in the Fall/Winter 2008 Weddings with Style International Publication. I have stated this several times and am glad to see it in print! Heed this advice and save the stress and money! This article specifies weddings, but this holds true for all events.
While some people may believe that hiring a wedding planner is an added expense, this is rarely the case. A good wedding planner can actually save you much more money than you would be able to save yourself, effectively covering atleast her cost. The reason that weddingg planners are so easily able to save the couple money is part due to the fact that they have been doing this for a while. Most couples do not go through several dozen weddings, and so when they are planning they simply may not be aware of the many places in which corners can be cut in order to save time and money. (*Refer to my first post in February 2009) Wedding planners are aware of these things, and this is what enables them to be so helpful. It is not that ehy merely take care of the details for the couple; they actually know what they are doing and exist in order to help the bride and groom. This can help make the entire process run more smoothly and easily, pleasingg just about everyone that is otherwise involved in the process of planning the wedding.
Choosing a wedding planner should not be too difficult. Most wedding planners will also have relationships and networking strategies in place when igt comes tgo wedding vendors in the area and other establishments that are involved in helping to preapre for the event. Your wedding planner should also be skilled when it comes to creating an orgagnized and structured timeline, during which all the necessary arrangements will be made.
Typically, the wedding planner will have lots of creative ideas, and not just when it comes to the financial aspects of the wedding. If an individual is considering usingg a wedding planner, they should not feel as if they are removing themselves from the process of planning their own weddingg. Rather, they should feel grateful and happy that they will be able to lan this process without giving in to the stress that would otherwise go along with it. Ideas will still be taken into consideration, but the job of the wedding planner is to take the ideas of the individual and turn them into realizations that will accent and complete the wedding itself.