Planning a wedding can be such an exciting journey, but as you start thinking about all the details, decisions, and research involved, you can quickly go from having fun to feeling frazzled. With a full-time job, volunteering, and spending time with loved ones, finding the time and energy to plan can be a challenge, even with a helpful family member. But what happens when a family member’s opinions become too much? Or when the wedding weekend arrives and they want to enjoy the fun? This is where a wedding planner can step in and alleviate the stress, guide you through the decision-making process, and ensure that you and your loved ones can fully enjoy the day.
Wedding planners are industry experts who can offer invaluable resources to create a personalized, seamless, and FUN event while respecting your budget. A planner allows you, and anyone else involved in the planning process, the chance to focus on the overall details and what most consider the exciting parts of the planning process (menu tasting, design, etc.). All while they handle the logistics and back and forth details with the vendors involved.
Many planning companies, like Philosofi Celebrations, offer a variety of packages ranging from Wedding Management (some planners call this day-of coordination) to Full Service Wedding Planning and beyond. These packages vary between companies, but the core of what planners do is ensure the wedding day runs smoothly. Sounds simple, right? The reality is your planner will spend anywhere from 30-40 hours on event management and 150+ hours for full-service. Plus around an average of 12 hours straight on your wedding day alone! Let’s briefly break down the high-level difference between a wedding management package and a full-service package, and what a planner might be responsible for in each of these offerings:
While planning packages offer many essential services, there are countless other tasks that your planner can do to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience for you and your loved ones.
Ultimately, a wedding planner is an essential investment that brings expertise, experience, and peace of mind to your special day. Trust your planner and know that they have your best interests at heart.
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