Why Hire A Wedding Planner?
Did you know that weddings can take on average over 250 hours to plan? Planning a wedding is a complex undertaking, especially if you have never organised something like this before. With longer working hours and hectic social lives, it’s not surprising that couples struggle to find these additional hours.
So, what is the answer?
For this Blog, I hand you over to Mary Briscoe of Weddings by Mary. Mary is a highly experienced & Professional Wedding Planner based in Essex.
So why hire an expert and professional Wedding Planner?
Great question, why should couples consider hiring a Wedding Planner? We hire all sorts of experts throughout our everyday lives, so why not for one of the most important days of our life?
Many couples often rely upon family and friends to help, especially on the big day itself. This sounds great in principle, but the reality is frequently very different. Jobs are often forgotten as guests have, quite understandably, got caught up in the excitement of the wedding day. Secondly, and quite rightly, they want to be there as your wedding guest and enjoy the celebrations with you.
Making Your Wedding Planning Experience Fun and Enjoyable
An experienced and professional Wedding Planner can make your wedding planning experience fun and enjoyable. They alleviate the stresses and strains of organising your special day. This will save you finding those additional hours in what is already a hectic life.
A Wedding Planner will already come armed with a little black book of contacts. They will almost instinctively know the best wedding suppliers to suit your wedding plans and style. A Wedding Planner will expertly handle all the administration, that comes with planning a wedding, and there is a lot of it. It’s not all cake tasting and dress shopping! A Wedding Planner will also expertly handle your guest list management and RSVPs.
As with anything in life, there will be hiccups and issues along the way. A Wedding Planner will professionally handle these, some of which you will not even know about until a solution has been found! You are then free to not only enjoy the very special time leading up to your big day but to also continue with your already hectic work schedule and busy social and family lives.
What is the difference between a Wedding Planner and a Wedding Venue Co-Ordinator?
Mary of Weddings By Mary has a great advantage here. Having been a Wedding Venue Manager for over 10 years at one of Essex’s top wedding venues and therefore has the experience and understanding to be able to see things from both perspectives.
The most important factor for both roles is to ensure that every couple’s wedding is executed perfectly to accomplish a beautiful, bespoke and stress-free wedding day.
Predominately though, the Wedding Planner will have often been with you from the very beginning of your wedding planning journey. They will have got to know you as a couple, knowing your likes and dislikes as well as the feel and look you are wanting to create for your wedding.
A Wedding Venue Co-ordinator’s role first and foremost is to ensure that everything specific to the venue is dealt with. They offer valuable guidance and advice throughout the planning process as to what you can and can’t do at the venue. If you are holding your civil wedding ceremony at the venue it is also their legal duty to ensure that the venue is licensed correctly and that everything the registrar requires from the venue’s perspective is in place.
Leading Up To Your Wedding Day
In the final few weeks leading up to your wedding you will have far more important things on your mind than liaising with suppliers, checking arrangements and all those little, but important finishing touches. There will no doubt be final wedding dress and suit fittings, stag & hen weekends to enjoy and make-up and hair trials to attend, to name but a few.
With the wealth of experience that a professional Wedding Planner has built, they can transform your ideas and visions into reality as well as ensure that your wedding really does exceed all expectations, from the initial planning stage through to the last dance of the evening.
With such an important occasion you don’t want to look back and wish you’d done things differently, do you?
Would like to hire Mary as your wedding planner? For further information about Mary’s services then please check out the Weddings By Mary website www.weddingsbymary.co.uk. Alternatively, Mary can be contacted directly on 07760 437 932 or by email Mary@weddingsbymaryco.uk
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