photo by adeline and graceWhat do you say to brides who think that they donât have room in the budget for an event planner? I think every bride should work with an event coordinator. Budget should not deter a bride. However, it is extremely important to start with an overall budget. We build ourselves into that budget without compromising your overall vision. We advise you on the best way to use the money you have budgeted and the appropriate vendors to contract so that you arenât wasting your time in the process. Planning a wedding should not be a frustrating process. However it can become frustrating when an impulsive, emotional buying decision is made without any planning, and suddenly a $30,000 wedding has already allocated $10,000 to one vendor, which is probably not the most effective use of oneâs budget.
photo by toby morrisCan a bride hire an event planner even after they have selected many of their vendors? Yes, but the ideal time to hire an event planner is at the very beginning. Selecting the team for your event is the most crucial part of the planning and designing process. Because of our experience and through the hundreds of weddings and events we have done over the years, we know the vendors that work best together to ensure a flawless event. It also helps with the proper allocation of the budget. Hiring an event coordinator does not mean you have to let go of this process completely, it is a joint effort. We work together to hire a group of vendors that are the best fit for you and for your event. However, if a bride already has the majority of their vendors selected they should not underestimate how much a coordinator can assist throughout the planning and design process of bringing it all together and in the final execution on the day of the event. After spending so much time, money, and effort selecting your vendors, you will want to make sure that all the moving pieces come together to create a spectacular event, but also that you will not be responsible for managing this process on the day of your wedding. Hiring an event coordinator after youâve selected your vendors, while not ideal, can remove a significant amount of the stress associated with making sure all of the small details that make a good event great, are executed properly.
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