You’ve just got engaged, congratulations! Your thoughts turn to themes, venues and catering. There is so much choice and it is very exciting!
They say it takes on average 250 hours for a couple to plan their wedding. In today’s busy world this may seem daunting for any planning novice; even if you pride yourself on your organisational skills and this is part of your day job, planning a wedding can turn into a full-time job and at times be very stressful.
In the industry, we see many couples struggle with juggling every-day life whilst trying to plan their dream day. If planning isn’t your forte, or time restraints are holding you back, you may consider hiring a professional planner.
Here are my top tips to consider when hiring a wedding planner:
1. Rapport – it is important that you click with your planner, you need to feel that they understand you and your aspirations for your wedding.
2. Understand how they work – how will they manage your budget? how creative are they? how flexible are they? Do your research, have a consultation.
3. Does their brand ‘fit’? – we all have different tastes and sense of style, does the planners align with yours?
Ultimately planning a wedding is down to individuality; creating a team of people around you that understands you and can help will ease the stress and allow you to enjoy what should be one of the happiest days of your life!
Happy planning! x