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What does a wedding planner do? Well, that is a tough question to answer. From wedding to wedding, the job of a wedding planner is never the same. But the goal is. Our goal is to help the bride and groom have the best wedding experience possible. Most wedding planners begin the planning process with a cons... read more

What does a wedding planner do? Well, that is a tough question to answer. From wedding to wedding, the job of a wedding planner is never the same. But the goal is. Our goal is to help the bride and groom have the best wedding experience possible.

Most wedding planners begin the planning process with a consultation. During the consultation, we determine what exactly the client’s needs are in terms of planning and coordination. This usually comes down to a decision between full planning or day-of coordination.

After we determine the level of planning that will work best for their wedding, we discuss all of the traditional services that we can provide as a planner. The list can be long and includes items such as assisting in the selection of vendors and venues, creating and managing the time-line, design and décor, coordination of set up and tear down, placement and transportation of traditional items, cueing of wedding party and musicians, etc.

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With full coordination, wedding planners are constantly in touch with the bride and groom, the venue and the vendors to ensure that everything is coming together smoothly for the event. For day-of coordination, we make sure that all of our clients best laid plans are carried out on the wedding day to ensure they can enjoy their day to the fullest.

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When the big day finally arrives, it becomes clear that there are so many more little details that we take care of as the wedding planner. We are there to make sure that your day runs smoothly and that every little detail is taken care of. A wedding planner wears many hats on the wedding day. We become the captain of the vendors, the keeper of the timeline, the weather/Plan B decision maker, the emergency solver, and most important, the bride’s personal assistant.

Sometimes we even climb up ladders to hang your pom poms from the ceiling!!

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I know I can’t speak for all wedding planners, but it gives me such great joy to know that I have helped a couple to have the best wedding experience possible. So to recount the question again, “What is it exactly that you do?”, I guess we’ll leave that up to you to decide.

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  1. Kristen Janes, Creative Services Expert

    Amanda, this is cute to see you “saving the day” in oh so many ways!

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  2. Amanda Burdick

    Lynette,

    I would recommend that you reach out to the planner and speak to her about your concerns. The number one reason that we are hired is to take stress away, so you can enjoy the wedding day. If I am understanding you correctly she is having a team member of hers stand in for set up and tear down, I would say that is acceptable. But I would also ask how many weddings this staff member has done and references on that persons skills. If this planner that you have booked has offered a certain number of hours that they work you should be able to book her for the times you want. For example if you are more concerned about the set up have her come earlier in the day.
    But again I do see a few red flags and I would have a conversation to review what her contract states and exactly what services you have paid for.

    I hope this helps, feel free to ask me more!

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  3. Sarah jackson

    There are definitely lots of ways that your wedding planner can definitely take your stresses away – it’s your day, so you need to enjoy it! Would recommed that you chose the right services that are entirely your choice. If you want a funkier option for your photographs, and to entertain your guests then you could always get photo booth hire, and then you’ll get great keepsakes too. The little added touches makes your day the special one for you!!

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  4. Paula

    I have worked with wedding planners, many times, either with our photo booth hire or our function band. Most brides are perfectly capable of organising their own wedding but invariably it causes stress on the run up to the event, and on the actual day they are often forced to delegate to a family member to ensure everything runs smoothly. A wedding planner (in my opinion) is such a blessing. A wedding is a difficult thing to pull together and wedding planners just get it right! I’m a big fan of cramming in as much entertainment as possible, after all many of your guest will only make it to the reception, so it’s a big part of the memories that your guests take away. So think big and get expert advise!

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