Weddings are fun and easy to plan when you are outside looking in. the truth is, it takes a lot of time and effort as much as it does money to plan a wedding.
As a coordinator, I can attest that our duties are a crucial part of a wedding if you want it to turn out great. As a coordinator, the guidance, advice, organization and wedding planning you give is crucial for the perfect wedding.
So, what do I do as a wedding planner?
Taking care of the design elements- when employed for a full-service wedding planning duty, services like color coordination, lighting and aesthetic is something you must be involved in.
Manage the finances
As a wedding planner, I have so much more experience in weddings and budgeting them. With the help of the bride and groom/paying party I help create a realistic budget that will give you the wedding of your dreams.
Offer input and expertise on fashion
When the bride or groom needs an extra pair of eyes when picking out their outfits, the wedding planner is the best fit. Keep in mind that comfort should be a priority as much as style when picking out your wedding outfits.
Schedule all the meetings
With a wedding planner, you don’t need to worry about running up and downs for your own meetings. I am always two steps ahead when it comes to scheduling important meetings and getting the bride/groom to attend.
Send off all invitations and track the RSVS
With a wedding planner, you do not need to sacrifice your time or that of your bridesmaids trying to send off all the invitations. Wedding planner duties include designing, creating, sending off the invitations and racking the RSVPS.
Vet the potential vendors
Bringing together the whole wedding crew would not be easier without the help of wedding planners. Due to years of experience, planners tend to have endless contacts and connections for wedding planning. My duty is to make the whole process as seamless as possible by ringing in some of the best venders I have worked with.
Styling wedding photos
If you are not a photogenic person, taking those wedding photos is not going to e easy. Aside from getting you the best photographer there is, as a wedding planner I help couples, their families and friends style the photos well. I work with the videographer and photographer to ensure they stay on schedule.
Manage the guests during the wedding and ensure no one misses a moment
As a coordinator, it is my duty to ensure family and friends don’t miss out on key moments during the wedding by keeping track of the entire event. The last thing you would want to deal with is disorganised movements and unruly events during your wedding, and this is where the coordinator comes in.
Initiate family mediation if need be
Weddings involve families which means there is a possibility they can highlight heightened emotions due to disagreement. Sometimes, I use your arbitrary powers to ask for an intervention so the day runs smoothly and in favour of the bride and grooms.