Not a lot of people have experience when it comes to weddings. In fact for most couples, it is untouched territory. And between choosing your wedding gown and sampling the menu, wedding planning can be a lot of work.
This is one reason why hiring a wedding planner for your big day can be a gift from heaven. Here are other circumstances when you should consider hiring a wedding planner.
1) When you lead a busy life
Organising a wedding can be very stressful and it takes more time than you might think. If you and your spouse-to-be are busy professionals and overwhelmed by the thought of finding and interviewing individual vendors, you may want to consider hiring a wedding planner.
2) When you plan a wedding abroad
Hiring an on-site wedding planner would be the best option when planning to get married abroad. This is because a local wedding planner can speak the local language and has knowledge of the local area.
When my sister got married in Malta, Europe, their on-site coordinator from First Choice Wedding Planners was familiar with the local venues and was a huge help, since picking a venue in a foreign country, especially if you have chosen somewhere you have never been before, can be a daunting exercise. The on-site coordinator’s sole job is to ensure that everything goes smoothly for your ceremony or reception, and their services are usually are included in the fee.
3) When you want to get the most out of your money (who wouldn’t?)
One of the wedding planner’s tasks is helping you select the right suppliers (photographers, musicians, caterers, florists,) and negotiate rates. Let’s be honest, most people are not good at haggling. A wedding planner can help with that.
Before picking a wedding planning service, check if they have clear wedding package solutions so you won’t be surprised with any hidden fees. First Choice took out an hour to explain everything to my sister and her husband.
4) When you want to have your wedding & honeymoon in one place
Some wedding planners help you book a wedding with honeymoon. It only makes sense to make the most of the country, relax and explore. In Mexico you can swim with dolphins or visit Chichen Itza – one of the seven wonders of the world. Or in Santorini, you can take a luxury sunset dinner cruise with fireworks to top off your evening.
5) When you want an affordable yet memorable experience
One of the main reasons my sister decided to tie the knot in Malta whilst living in Ireland is that it can work out a lot cheaper and you’re guaranteed a sunshine and refreshing experience.
The great thing about opting to go abroad is not only are things more affordable, but your money stretches further. It means you can still have good quality guest favours, flowers and transport.
6) When you look forward to value-adds and surprises
It’s the little things and surprises that a great wedding planner does for you. First Choice Wedding Planners organized a very well-thought out hilarious show and in the morning whilst hungover by the pool we were listening to the catchiest summer anthems on their perfect summer song playlist generator. It really felt all-inclusive.
Wedding planning services can take all the stress out of planning so it’s something worth considering.