Planning the perfect wedding can be a lot of work and, quite frankly, it’s a full-time job in itself. But that doesn’t mean you have to quit your job in order to plan your wedding after all, that’s what the wedding planners are here for.
So What Does A Wedding Planner Do?
We’ve all seen numerous Hollywood wedding movies that feature at least one super-organised wedding planner, but in India, we’re still relatively unfamiliar with the concept when it comes to Indian weddings.
So, while most people think that wedding planners are only in charge of the decor and design, most professionals also offer a complete package where they manage your wedding, end-to-end. Your planner will take on the responsibility of locating and shortlisting all possible options, according to your specifications. Put simply, your wedding planner is your fairy godmother- all you have to do is tell her/him what it is that you want!
But I want to stay involved in planning the wedding…
And you will be! Here’s the thing, (we’ve said this before, and we’re going to repeat it) planning a wedding is like making a movie, which means you’re still the one sitting in the Director’s chair, while your planner fulfils all other possible roles in order to bring your artistic vision to life!
So, whether you want a decor to match your personal style or a menu that serves up some oomph, nothing will be finalized without your approval. And, even better, you can make the decisions while sitting at home because your planner will make sure that all the samples (wedding invites, menus, etc) are delivered to your doorstep.
By end-to-end you mean…
- Finding the perfect venue
- Choosing a caterer
- Décor and theme
- Referrals for designers and makeup artists
- Wedding photography and Videography
- Pre-Wedding Shoot
- Transport and hospitality for wedding guests
- Mehendi artists
- Choreographers for the sangeet and other functions
But won’t all of this be expensive?
It all depends on what you expect. At your first consultation, your wedding planner will ask you what services you’re looking to hire and your budget for the same. So, you can choose to only book a couple of services (maybe décor and photography), or go in for the complete package. Either way, once you’ve told your planner what you want, and how much you’re willing to shell out, they’ll make sure they fulfill your expectations within your budget, while only taking a small margin as their fee.
You should also keep in mind that since your wedding planner does this professionally, he/she will have tie-ups with many other professionals in the industry and will, therefore, be able to negotiate a much better price for you than you would have got if you’d approached them personally.
What will the wedding planner expect from me?
Like we’ve said there’s not much for you to do but, there are some things that you can do which will make sure that your wedding day goes off without a single hitch!
Make sure you’re upfront about your budget and what you expect.
Be prepared to take their calls at any time. After all, it’s the least you can do.
- Be realistic. While planners have been known to work miracles, you still need to be prepared to give them time to make it happen!
- Above all, trust in them!
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