10 Reasons to hire a wedding planner
A wedding in the family means fun and celebrations for near and dear ones. Together, the family members celebrate the union of the bride and the groom, two of their own. As the celebration and rituals unfold, memories are created that last a lifetime.
Sometimes the planning and errands involved in putting together a wedding of a lifetime can make family members feel distant. The ones pitching in to tick off to-do’s might end up feeling overworked and often, miss out some of the fun moments while they were off to run an errand. A wedding planner can join these dots and make the wedding fun for all, by just taking away the work involved and leaving the families to rejoice, unwind, relax and celebrate!
Time with family: A wedding involves the union of a couple while also bringing their respective families together. With a wedding planner running the show from behind the scenes, members of the two families are free to celebrate and enjoy the fun moments that unfold. The family bonding is better over fun rituals and parties than running errands or organizing events.
Attention to detail: Putting together an event of a lifetime involves a lot of work and sometimes in the middle of lists and long to-do’s, family members might skip the minor details. Keeping mementos in place for those who participate in rituals, packing the knick-knacks for a faraway wedding, ensuring that all guests were informed about event timings on a destination wedding – these are just some things that need more attention than a close friend or family member might be able to offer.
Enjoy the moment: Often friends miss the Haldi ceremony when shopping for the groom’s socks. The bride’s group misses the Mehendi mania pictures as they’re away helping the bride’s mother put together the return gifts after the Mehendi ceremony. Small tasks like these can divert your attention from the moment and you’ll repent it later when you browse through the pictures! Hire a wedding planner who will do the needful while you simply enjoy the moments with joy and splendid enthusiasm.
Expertise: Besides the wedding work being a list of to-do’s that can become hard to balance for an attending family member or friend, the work also involves some knowledge of the field. Wedding planners come into the scene with the expertise necessary to offer correct and sound advice. Too many cooks spoil the broth and relatives from near and far can make it tough for the family to decide a specific sequence of events. Wedding planners can take care of timings, venues and more.
Thematic: If you’re keen on giving your wedding a theme, a wedding planner can ensure that the dots are connected and everything from the décor to the food, return gifts to the invites are in sync. A loosely tied theme can take away the essence of an otherwise well-planned event.
Wider choice: With their experience in the business, wedding planners can offer wider choices for each event and every detail. From the food layout to the décor, styles for serving the meals to the groom’s family, welcoming the baarat – each of these are parts of the event that need careful planning. While Pinterest can pop up a good choice of ideas, nothing beats the real touch you’d notice in a wedding planner’s portfolio. You can trust them to replicate the details as you see in their albums because they aren’t the stock images, their work speaks of them.
Vendor Recommendations: A wedding involves deriving the services of various vendors and service providers. Decorators, photographers, prop providers, caterers are all trivial vendors who work behind the scenes to make the show as it turns out. Making a choice amongst each of these categories can be a tough choice. A wedding planner can make this easy and also help with the negotiations and quotations involved until you zoom in with a specific provider of every service.
Problem Solving: As closely as you might plan the event and the flow for all rituals, a few hiccups are naturally going to crop up as the event unfolds and more and more people join in the merrymaking. A forgotten tie, a broken anklet, wilted garlands are just some of the things that can go wrong. You don’t want a dear one running at the nth hour to put together the things you need. There comes in the wedding planner to your benefit.
End of the Night: Most friends and relatives join in the merrymaking and get carried away with the events and cheer as the wedding comes to a close. Some dear ones also have to fly off if they travel across borders to be with you on your special day. At this time, the winding up of valuables and packing up can seem a daunting task with fewer hands to offer help. A wedding planner is there to assist through the end of this phase too!
Follow up: Several vendors will need future follow-ups after the celebration is over. Photographers, for example, will need to be chased until the albums come through. The wedding planner stands in good stead for this as well!
Choosing a wedding planner is no more an unnecessary expense if you’d prefer to be stress-free through the celebration in your family.