Wedding planning is not always about fun and excitement. In reality, wedding planning starts from deciding over a wedding budget to work on. While there could be many factors influencing your wedding budget, investing in a reliable wedding planner sets the bar.
But the real question is, WHEN do you need to hire a wedding planner?
Soon after you pop the big question.
Of course, this is the ideal setup. Soon after breaking out the good news to everyone, the next big thing is to start looking for the best wedding planner in town. The key point to remember here is that the earlier you seek professional help, the better.
Investing in a wedding planner much early on the preparation will help you in making the first few major decisions that you are about to make for your wedding. These include the following:
+ choosing your wedding theme
+ choosing your venue
+ scouting for wedding vendors
+ drafting the guest list
After deciding on a wedding budget
A more practical option is to hire a wedding planner after you have finally decided on a working budget (READ: Things You May Have Forgotten To Put In Your Wedding Budget). We know for a fact that your budget (aside from creativity and time management) is the backbone of the whole preparation itself.
Different wedding planners have different rates, but one thing is for sure – you should experience what your hard-earned money is for. So when looking for a wedding planner, you want someone who is:
+ Reliable when it comes to managing appointments and showing up on time.
+ Best at time management; someone who knows how to budget the timeline of events and pacing of the whole wedding preparation.
+ Superior when it comes to creativity and resourcefulness. A good wedding planner comes with an immeasurable amount of ideas specifically to suit your sense of style and creations.
+ Best at establishing good working relationships with vendors and suppliers.
+ Flexible and adaptive to any unforeseen circumstances (READ:
8 Wedding Horrors and How to Avoid (or Deal with) Them!) and changes in the wedding plans.
+ A good wedding planner has a set of plans A-Z just in case things would not work out as expected.
Before choosing a wedding theme
Now, this is a common mistake that most couples tend to overlook. Do not freak out on choosing the perfect wedding theme just yet! Getting professional help from a wedding planner will spare you from “over conceptualizing” your wedding theme. It is part of the wedding planner’s craft to conceptualize your ideas and styles in mind and wonderfully turn it into a wedding theme itself.
Now that we have suggested all the ‘whens’ in hiring a wedding planner, the answer is simple – hire a wedding planner the soonest time possible. Investing in a wedding planner will provide you a proper and efficient flow in your whole wedding preparation journey.
In fact, hiring a wedding planner will give you the ultimate guide for the best wedding preparation ahead of you.
Mimi Ebichi Events specializes in the craftsmanship and wonders of planning, organizing, and executing well-laid-out wedding celebrations. We put value in our commitment to deliver outstanding results to satisfy the needs of our clients. While there is no such thing as an actual perfect wedding, we make sure to give back beyond the trust and investment you put in making us part of your big day.