Wedding planners are becoming more and more popular here in the UK, having been all the rage for sometime over in the States where many brides would not dream of getting married without one. From assisting you in finding your perfect wedding dress to supporting you on the day and everything else in between, by choosing to have a wedding planner it can help to ease the stress and strains that planning a wedding can bring.
You don’t have to be a Footballers wife or a be marrying a prince to enlist the services of a wedding planner. In today’s society we have our grocery shopping delivered and get someone else to do the housework. So why not employ someone with plenty of knowledge to do all the behind the scenes work to ensure you have your dream day.
What you require from your planner is ultimately down to you. Whether you want them to locate you your amazing venue or do plan everything from the wedding, reception and honeymoon. For many couples they choose to hire a wedding planner simply for the fact of not having enough time themselves. They are particularly helpful if you are getting married on a shorter time scale, if so with our huge range of discount wedding dresses available to purchase off the peg make sure you come visit us! If you are a bride getting married overseas then it makes sense to have someone who knows all the contacts and formalities involved to do the leg work for you or perhaps your a bride who feels totally overwhelmed by everything that a wedding involves.
The cost of an organisers services can vary some will charge a flat fee rate whereas others will charge a percentage of approximately 10-15% of your overall wedding cost. Other planners may charge by the hour with some setting a minimum fee amount or you may be charged individual payments by task. Do ensure you discuss how they wish to be paid and their costs before you agree for them to work with you. Any costs and fees should be agreed upfront and should be put into writing or a contract.
Ideally when looking for a wedding planner you should opt for someone who has been personally recommended to you. Alternatively you can find them via the Internet or through advertisements place in bridal wear magazines. When choosing check that their own style and individuality is a reflection of your own by browsing through their portfolio of other weddings they have planned. Do ask for references and contact numbers from previous clients to check they were happy with the service they provided.