Bride’s best friend. Wedding guru. Go to person. People wrangler. Person planning the wedding. The list is ever-growing. These are the titles, and in most instances, the job of a wedding planner. We want to share with you a few more of the titles of a wedding planner that speak a little more to what it is that wedding planners do.
1. Point person
Everyone will need a single person to report to, a person that is knowledgeable of all of the happenings regarding your wedding day, and a person that can answer questions regarding whatever issues may arise. You do not want this to be you. Being inundated with a ton of questions from people who may have misinterpreted what you said in your last email, or someone who had just one more question, can become annoying when it is multiple instances. A wedding planner takes care of you and your fiancé, your wedding party, your wedding vendors, your family, and in some cases your guests.
2. Detail checker
Whether you hire a wedding planner or a wedding coordinator, you want someone to check and recheck the details. A professional wedding planner will not only be able to check the details of what you have planned, but they know what to look for when it comes to weddings. Contracts and the operations of how each vendor works are not mysteries to wedding planners. It is what we do.
3. Time manager
We are detail driven and time management heavy. We are expected to keep things on track and we do it proudly. Wedding planners are conditioned for the wedding day discrepancies that could present themselves and know how to adequately tend to them and get everything back on track, because we know how crucial it is to be sure you get the best value for the time your vendors have been contracted to deliver their services.
4. Couple bouncer
Have you ever gotten cornered by someone you really didn’t have the time to talk to? Well, imagine that happening right after you say “I do.” Oh, it is going to happen. We guarantee it will happen. But you don’t want to be the person to have to tell someone who simply wants to celebrate you that you can’t talk right now. Wedding planners have absolutely no problem being that person. We just told you we are timeline driven, and we know we have been hired for the job of keeping everything on task. So if we have to pull you away from a wedding guests that has a laundry list of things they want to tell you about, while we are attempting to get you to your first dance, or just away for a moment to breathe, that is what we will do.
5. Rule enforcers
Have you ever been to an unplugged ceremony? This is where you basically ask your guests to refrain from using any mobile devices and cameras during the wedding and to simply be your guests. It is also a nice way to say “let the photographer do their job…” Well, the person that makes sure people are aware of this, especially those who ignore the beautiful signage and sweet reminders from your hostesses, is the wedding planner. We also get the privilege of telling people who didn’t RSVP that they don’t have a seat at the table. We are not security, but we make it a point to carefully echo the things you have already said to them. We enforce your rules.
6. Fire fighter
Situations will arise that you didn’t plan for. It happens at every wedding. We bet if you talk to any of your friends or family who had a wedding, and ask if there were any unexpected things to take place, they will tell you of a couple of instances. Wedding planners are there to put those unexpected situations out, to extinguish them. We make it a point to be ready to deal with things so you don’t have to.
7. Sounding board
We are great listeners and because we have been at this for quite some time, we have a plethora of suggestions we can give to remedy anything you have opposition with. We know the industry, we know events, and we are great problem-solvers. You should never have to do this alone.
We can keep going, but we think you get the idea. The amount of knowledge and value a wedding planner can add to your wedding is endless. Just know, you do not have to go at it alone. Having a wedding planner on your team is an automatic win!
Until next time…
be sweet & happy planning!
(photo credit: Simone Elise Events & Incredibly Wee Photography)
Premier Wedding Planning and Event Studio Owned by Husband and Wife Planner and Event Designer Team Darius and Tish Clay. Simone Elise Events offers Wedding Day Event Management Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Wedding and Event Design Services for all your Wedding, Social, and Corporate Events. Simone Elise Events caters to Weddings and Events in Memphis Tennessee and surrounding Tennessee areas.
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