Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December- time to plan and get a planner even in a tough economy

I know the economy is tough, believe me.  I just wanted to point out a few reasons all you freshly minted engagees should think about hiring a planner if anything for the day of the event.

1. A planner can typically save you as much money if not more than what they cost-
What you may say? How could this be?  But the reality is that a good planner has good connections and a good sense of value, what things should cost, where to get them, and who to get them from.  In addition a good planner can tell you what is a waste of your money and what is not, and in the end even a pretty high end planner like myself can definitely save you their fee in discounts, good bets, and better purchases.

2. Relax!-
A planner at your event means that you or someone you know who isn't really qualified isn't running around on the day of the event making decisions and scuttling everyone around.  The fact is planners especially on the day of make the bride more calm and the day more enjoyable for not just attendees but you as the bride, groom, and bridal party.  

3. They Bring your vision to life-
Let's be honest with ourselves for a minute.  Do you ever think you want to make this cool outfit and you look back and think what a bust the ensemble really was?  The reality is that a qualified and talented planner and designer provide you with stylistic consistency, assistance, and fulfillment.  They bring your visions to life in a way you hoped them to be, but better, and you didn't have to worry about it! It's like a mini-miracle.

So, even if your budget is meager, consider hiring at least a "day of" or as I say Abbreviated wedding planner. They will save you time, money, and give you a lot of peace of mind.

Cautionary Note-
Please note that in order to get a qualified planner, you have to research and spend some time finding the right personality fit and stylistic fit.  Not all planners are really qualified to provide all the services you may want, and no planner offering to show up only on the day of the event without any preparation should be hired.  To do a competent job they must be briefed on the event in full and spend a few hours getting to understand the event to provide flawless results.

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