Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting and memorable, yet stressful times in any couple’s relationship. Since everyone wants their wedding planning to be as smooth and effortless as possible, it makes sense to hire a wedding planner for the big day. While wedding planners are experts at what they do, they are not magicians. With that being said, it’s important to be on the same page in regards to expectations of both you and your wedding planner.
Here are three key things that wedding planners wish you knew when planning your wedding.
Respect Your Planner’s Experience
It’s tempting for couples to stress over every detail of their wedding plans, but it’s crucial to trust your wedding planner’s experience. You’ve hired them to help take responsibilities off your hands, and they’ve been a part of countless weddings.
Avoid micromanaging to minimize stress for you and your wedding planner. Allow your wedding planner to have the freedom to do their best work. After all, an experienced wedding planner will have your best interest front-of-mind at all times.
Timing and Timeliness
The timeline for wedding planning is convoluted and not always the same for each wedding. However, it’s universally encouraged to be proactive about the essential checklist — like a wedding venue — items early on. Your wedding planner will have the best idea on essentials, as well as exactly what needs to be taken care of and when. Let them help you prioritize checklist items and create a timeline.
Remember, you’re paying your wedding planner for their knowledge, expertise and time. Respect their efforts by doing your part when they need you while knowing when it’s best to let them take the reigns.
Keep Expectations Realistic
This does not mean settling for a wedding that lacks excitement! Many of your most extravagant wedding plans are within reason. However, when your wedding planner tells you that something is not in the cards, it’s not because they don’t want what’s best for you.
The wedding planner’s success is contingent upon your happiness. Be sure to consult them to ask why they recommend one thing or another. Trust their judgment when it’s time to make a decision.
Relax, have confidence in your wedding planner and enjoy the ride. You will remember your big day for the rest of your lives, so make it enjoyable to look back upon by keeping the stress level low and the trust in your wedding planner high.
If you’re in need of wedding planning expertise and assistance, our team at The Wedding Centre will be more than happy to help. Couples can come in and work one-on-one with consultants to plan out and manage all stages of the wedding planning process. Come visit us at 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido CA 92029 or email us at Info@TheCentreWeddings.com.
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