Your wedding is one of those milestone events in your life that marks the start to an exciting new chapter. Having said that, there is a lot that goes into planning a wedding and it's usually much more than people initially realise. There are some brides (and grooms) who feel up to the task of tackling the whole event but most of us want a little (or a lot) of help to get exactly what they want.
Don't let yourself get to the point of high stress and dread - decide if you need a wedding planner at the beginning and go from there. Below, we've listed 5 of the most common reasons why brides come to us for help.
They don't have the time.
This doesn't mean these brides aren't excited to get married but rather they have a lot on their plate already.
In today’s world, it is hard to juggle life itself with work, family, friends, hobbies, and health all wanting a piece of your time.
Couples often think they have a long time to plan their wedding however ‘Time flies’. Once you set a date for your wedding, you will be surprised how quickly the months go by. The average wedding takes 250 hours to plan. Hiring a wedding planner can take hours and hours off the planning process, freeing you up to focus on other things and stay relaxed.
They want someone they can trust who has experience.
For most couples, getting married is a one-time event. For wedding planners, it is sometimes a weekly or monthly event to plan, which over time becomes a well-honed craft. Unlike these brides, wedding planners do this day in and day out so they know the checklist like the back of their hand and have a list of vendors who they work with to get you exactly what you need.
We are experts in the wedding field - who better to put your trust into than someone who plans weddings for a living?
They don't want to stress.
We need to be honest with you - coordinating a list of vendors, designing themes, putting all the details together and meeting deadlines can be stressful. When you put too much pressure on yourself, it can sour the whole wedding experience and that's exactly what we aim to avoid! Let a wedding planner take on that stress and absorb it into their organised work day so you know exactly what's happening and don't need to worry.
On the actual day of your wedding, you can't physically be in two different places at the same time. While you are getting dressed and relaxing with friends and family before the ceremony, a wedding planner will be on the ground greeting vendors, overseeing the set up and making sure every detail matches your vision. They will sort out any problems so all you have to do is enjoy the day.
They might not be familiar with the area.
This doesn't happen with every wedding but it's quite common to get married in an area that you don't live in. Think of how many times you've travelled to a wedding even though the couple lives close to you. These brides have chosen specific venues for their personal reasons but this means they might not be familiar with the area. That means they don't know local vendors, they don't know the best companies to choose and they may not know what is available to them.
Having a wedding planner who is local to your chosen area is the solution. Natalie is based in the Blue Mountains which is a short drive from Sydney but boasts some of the most stunning views you can find. We often get Sydneysiders coming up to scout for their wedding day and we can understand why.
They have a budget to stick to.
This may sound contradictory but a wedding planner will actually help you to stay in budget. They can help you sort out exactly what you want to match your vision and will find the best vendors to match. If you have a tendency to run with ideas but need to be kept in check, a wedding planner can kindly keep you aware of the budget. On the other hand, if you don't necessarily have a budget, a wedding planner will still make sure you're getting the best price. It's a win-win.