Planning Checklist & Schedule
A planner creates a custom checklist and schedule for you, reminds you when it’s time to get cracking on the next task- it is pretty awesome!
A planner is going to give you solid vendor recommendations of people that they have worked with before and who they trust. In fact, ask about their experiences working with certain vendors. Sometimes they may even not recommend a particular vendor because of a bad experience working with them. It sounds awful, but it happens!
Vendor Communication & Liaison
Contacting vendors to find out availability, emailing, phone calls, texts, and sending final schedules so everyone is on the same page. A planner will also communicate with all of your vendors and email you only with updates, questions, and concerns so you are only getting questions from your coordinator and not all your vendors. Oh, and let’s not forget the reminders that you’ll get from your planner about when it’s time to make a payment to one of your vendors.
You know you’re going to have a questions about do you really need to give everyone a pluse one, guest attire, or maybe even how much alcohol to serve. A planner knows the etiquette for all things wedding. Sometimes “etiquette” things aren’t even etiquette anymore, and it’s just really what works best for you and your wedding. Remember no question is a stupid question when it comes to wedding planning!
Yes, reminders. Plain and simple. Because chances are that you might possibly forget about something– a wedding planner will most definitely be able to give you little reminders about things that can be potentially forgotten!
The week before your wedding is going to be craziness. You do not want to have to deal with emails and phone calls back and forth with vendors to confirm times and places. Your planner will handle that!
Wedding Day Schedule
You absolutely always need to have a timeline for your wedding day. How else would you know what time to start getting ready, when to tell vendors to deliver items, etc? Of course your wedding planner will handle this for you. A customized schedule is created for you to send to your bridal party so they know when and where to be. This eliminates everyone texting you the week of asking you the same question 10 times!
Wedding Ceremony Coordination & Rehearsal
Sometimes a wedding ceremony can be a huge cluster of chaos. People think they know what to do, but when it comes down to it, they really don’t. Having a planner will ensure that your ceremony runs smoothly and everyone involved knows what to do and where to go! Just show up and they'll run the show for you!
Wedding Day Coordination
You definitely don’t want to be the one dealing with setting anything up on your wedding day or asking your bridesmaids or mom to help, do you? You want to ENJOY your day, right? Your wedding planner will make sure the cake is delivered, the favors get placed at each place setting, that all your vendors show up and that any extra decorations you’ve been planning actually get placed where you want. Not only that, but what about when it comes time for your wedding to actually happen? Who’s going to tell you when it’s time to leave for your ceremony, or when to cut your cake? Oh and who will sew your bustle when it breaks or find your best man when he’s missing for toasts? Your wedding planner, that’s who!
Yeah, so those gifts that everyone brings. What do you do with them? It’s something that is commonly forgotten, but your planner will be sure to load up all of your gifts in a designated car to take home and keep safe and sound for you. They will tuck all of your cards into a special place so you don’t have to worry about losing one!
Who’s going to place the escort cards, make sure favors are at place settings, and set up your special cake-and-dessert display? Your planner will take care of the wedding details that you’ve painstakingly and lovingly created for your wedding, making sure they will be setup to meet your expectations. And then, she will take everything down at the end of the night and give it your parents or keep it for you to pick up when you get home from your honeymoon. They'll even coordinate the logistics of how to get your honeymoon bags to your wedding night hotel so you can catch that early flight the next morning!