What does a wedding planner actually do?
While more and more couples are realizing the importance of a 'Month Of Coordinator', I think there there is still sooo much mystery surrounding what we, as planners, actually do for you both throughout the planning process AND on the wedding day. Sure, we will manage the day and ensure everything is setup perfectly, but we also do SO much more than that! In order to answer you burning questions, here is a list of 10 surprising things we, as coordinators, will do for you.
We Create Design Proposals For You
Stressed about what your wedding is going to look like? We've got you covered! As wedding planners, we know visualization is important and we therefore create 3D mockups of every aspect of your wedding, so that you don't have ANY doubts on what things are going to look like. Talk about a stress reducer!
We Are Mediators
Have you had a disagreement about your wedding with your fiance? Or maybe your mom? As planners, we are the the neutral middle ground and will jump in, mediate, and help find the winning solution.
We Will Keep You On Budget
Don't worry, we know budget is always a priority and want to ensure your wedding falls within budget. We will start by talking through your wants / desires and compare that to your budget. From there, we are able to understand your priorities and can help you figure out the BEST way to spend your money and can walk you through how to get the most bang for your buck.
We Connect You With The RIGHT Vendors
Yep, that's right! We will get you in touch with the vendors best suited for your style, budget and personality. And yes, it does make a difference. ;)
We Make Sure You Get Fed & Stay Hydrated
You know all those rumors about the bride and groom not getting to taste the food on their wedding day? Well, that is not the case if you are working with an awesome coordinator! We will always get a plate of appetizers for you during cocktail hour and will ensure you have a few minutes to actually enjoy your dinner. Oh... and we don't want you to get dehydrated and will be constantly popping up with glasses of water for you to drink.
We Will Bustle, Fix, & Sew Your Dress
I can't even begin to count the number of times I have watched moms and bridesmaids struggle with a bustle, while listening to the Bride give them detailed instructions. While it's quite a site to see, we prefer to not watch anyone struggle. Over the years, we, as coordinators, have become bustling pros and can bustle your dress in a matter of minutes.
We will also have a sewing kit on hand and can fix any issues that may arise with your dress. Believe it or not, bustles CAN break and dresses CAN rip. It does happen on occasion and we will be there to fix it in an instant.
We Will Make Sure Family & Vendors Don't Miss Key Moments
While most people assume a wedding planner is going to keep the night on track, most don't think about this aspect of sticking to a timeline. Before key events, such as the grand entrance and toasts, we will always make sure you family members and vendors are ready to go before we get started. We don't want your photographer to miss shooting key moments, nor do we want you parents to be in the restroom during first dance!
We Will Keep Your Wedding Gifts Safe
Yep, you heard that right! We will ensure cards and gifts are always in a safe spot. We don't want anything to happen to those items and will do everything in our power to keep them safe.
We Will Cover For Any Slacking Vendors
While nobody wants to believe they hired 'slacker' vendors, it does happen. This could mean a million different things for us as coordinators, but include things such as: helping a late arriving vendor get setup, coaching an inexperienced DJ on how to announce different events, assisting a photographer with family photos, running to the store to purchase forgotten items, playing the role of an extra server or bartender, or calling in a favor to a trusted friendor is there is a vendor no-show.
We will set up AND breakdown all your wedding decor
While most couples ponder the idea ‘ Who is going to setup everything up?’ Most don't think about who is going to break everything down. Are you going to ask your parents to stick around for a few hours to break everything down? Or maybe your bridesmaids? Or maybe you bring in a planner who can handle that for you. That's right. As planners, we will both setup all your decor AND we will break it all down at the end of the night.