Put simply, a wedding planner’s primary role is to help couples plan, organise and manage their perfect wedding day.
But while the answer might be fairly obvious, what a wedding planner does actually changes with every single client and depends on the type of wedding that the bride and groom envisions. There to make sure that the day goes smoothly, responsibilities can include anything from putting together a timeline and working with the future bride and groom-to-be to scout their perfect venue, to helping them choose their menu. Other duties include assisting with music, flower arrangements, attire and even the nitty-gritty details such as wedding favours.
There for you through every step of the way, the journey begins when you meet with your planner for an initial consultation. Here you can describe your vision for your wedding as well as your needs – this allows the wedding planner to get a clear feel of your style, tastes and vibes as a couple. The planner will discuss important subjects with you such as your budget, and based on that will explain the scope of services that you can expect. Experienced planners will have many contacts within the industry and will be able to organise your wedding day successfully whatever the budget. They can sometimes even get discounts on services that you wouldn’t be able to if you were planning your wedding entirely on your own, giving you more for your money.
From reminding you about appointments and budget limits, to sharing knowledge on current trends and even acting as peacemakers, mediating between your parents or other half, your wedding planner will be your new best friend and hold your hand through every step of the wedding planning process.