With engagement season arrival, this weeks blog is dedicated to helping couples plan their dream wedding. Having hosted weddings across the country, our wedding planner provides key tips and advice on how to maximise your budget and how to design your dream wedding.!
What is a Wedding Planner?
A wedding planner is a professional who specialises in organising and coordinating weddings. Wedding planners have a range of services from full wedding planning to wedding coordination, to help their couples with how much or little they want advice on. They have experience in every aspect of wedding planning, from venue sourcing to selecting vendors and managing budgets. They also help couples create a timeline for the wedding day, keep track of RSVPs, and handle any unexpected issues that may arise. Wedding planners are a great resource for couples who want to have a stress-free wedding day.
Benefits of Hiring a Wedding Planner
There are many benefits to hiring a wedding planner. Most importantly, they can save you time, energy, and money. With a professional planner, you won’t have to worry about researching venues, vendors, and budgets. Your planner will take care of all of that for you. A good wedding planner has key experience in personalising your wedding and adding the ‘WOW’ factor in where you need it.
Wedding Planner Advice:
Here are 5 key tips to all our newly engaged couples on how to make your perfect wedding:-
Tip 1: Prioritise the Top 3 Most Important Parts of Your Wedding!
Once you have created your overall budget and are ready to start looking at every aspect of your wedding, a great starting point is highlighting your 3 main priorities for the wedding. Is where you get married important to you? Do you have a must-have dress in mind? Is your photographer a key factor on your day? Is how the room looks critical? Are you a foodie and want the food to be a memorable experience at your wedding? By allocating bigger budgets to the main 3 factors of your day, you know what budget is left for the other vendors you need for your wedding. Also it helps you blowing your wedding budget out the park before you even get started!
Tip 2: Don’t do EVERYTHING Yourself!
Handy at DIY and fancy creating all your centerpieces and dragging your friends and family to set your room? We commend you on your effort but bear a few things in mind: Unless you happen to be an event planner, this is probably your first time planning such an important event. Don’t fall into the easy trap of underestimating the timescales involved in setting a room up and work prior to a wedding. Often we’ve had people think by booking a venue, photographer and having a dress is the backbone to a wedding, but they barely scratch the surface! To make a wedding truly magical, it’s the small things and the personal touches that stand out. As a bride, you want to be able to enjoy your big day and the journey of your wedding. Running around, dealing with vendors and stressing about your timelines aren’t how you would have envisioned the build up to your wedding. If you can, look at professional help to take the stress out of the day. Wedding planners do this every day and know how to add the little touches to make your special day truly stand out.
Wedding planning and styling takes a lot of time and don’t underestimate the additional workload you will be adding to your lifestyle if you go down this route!
Tip 3: Assemble the Dream Team!
Select a team of vendors who best suit your wedding style and you click with. Trust your gut when it comes to your celebrant, videographer, florist and caterer. It’s important they gel with you, so that you are confident in their abilities to deliver exactly what you want for your wedding day. The cheapest supplier may not be the one who suits your needs, so if your favourite vendors are out of budget – be honest! See what they or you can do to align your requirements and your budget.
It’s always helpful picking vendors who have worked together before, it helps knowing there is a communication line between suppliers so they can work hard in delivering your perfect wedding. Our wedding planners help clear communication by providing detailed timelines to help vendors know when to be setup for and when to have everything ready for guests to enter.
Tip 4: Give Yourself Time to Have Fun!
Don’t work to a super tight deadline that makes your wedding feel more like an army training camp than your special day! Remember your loved ones and family are going to want to spend time with you on your special day, your photographer will be whisking away for golden hour styled photoshoot and you need to tear up that dancefloor at some point. Relax and enjoy your day and really appreciate all of the special moments. That’s why you’re wedding planner is on site anyway to make sure everything goes smoothly, so you take a back step and have fun!
Tip 5:- Prioritise The Important Voices
Make sure you know who’s opinion matters most to you. Whether thats your mum, your best friend, your wedding planner, whoever it is, make your list and stick to it. Don’t forget to put your opinion on top! Lots of couples look to gain information and inspiration from Facebook, friends, friends of friends and anyone else who’s been married! Its easy to be overwhelmed by opinions, facts are great but an overwhelming amount of opinions can keep you from remembering your own thoughts when it comes to your day!
Wedding Planning Apps and Resources
In addition to hiring a wedding planner, there are many helpful apps and resources available to help you plan your wedding. Wedding planning apps such as WedPlanner, WeddingHappy, and WeddingPlanner can help you manage your budget, create a to-do list, and track RSVPs. You can also find helpful articles, blogs, and forums online.
Mr Flavour fully customise each of our events exactly to our clients requirements. For a quote from us simply fill out the form with your requirements for your event and we will email you a quote tailored to your interests.