Weddings can be a beautiful and joyous affair, and when it comes to your big day, you undoubtedly want it to be an event to remember – in the best way possible!
To guests, your wedding day is seen as a fun, relaxing and enjoyable experience designed for partying and celebration with a few specialty cocktails, but for the bride, groom and bridal party, both the planning and day-of execution can feel like a totally overwhelming nightmare.
Planning your wedding can be a ton of fun and a great experience, but, that being said, it has the potential to quickly turn into a huge, stressful headache.
Brides tend to be ultra-involved with every step in the process, while grooms, though they might be interested in helping, usually take a step back; so, who will be there to support and help the bride during those Excedrin-worthy times? Maids of Honor can only apply their current expertise and outside opinions can become frustrating to consider, so who else is there?
That’s where wedding planners come in!
Wedding planners, wedding specialists and day of coordinators take that stress and turn your wedding planning into the enjoyable process that it should be. It can be exhausting to find the time and energy to research, hire, and track down all of your vendors, coordinate with the venue, ensure all of your needs and wants are being met, keep up with the various payments and payment schedules, coordinate times, create a timeline, run a rehearsal, keep track of the bridal party on the big day, and so much more.
Overwhelmed yet? Then you should seriously be considering a planner.
If you can fit it into your budget and you feel that you want a consultant and ally every step of the way, then a full service planner might be the option for you. Full service planners are thorough – they do everything that you want them to do, really. They can help you pick out your dress, design your wedding aesthetic, brainstorm favors and décor, pick out and book vendors with you, attend tastings alongside you and your fiancé, and make sure the big day runs as smooth as silk. They are basically the heroes for stressed out brides across the globe.
Now, if you’re working with a tighter budget but you’re still looking for support and an element that will make a world of difference and that will save your sanity, seriously look into a
day of coordinator, they will keep you from a massive meltdown and a lot of hair tearing out on your special day – after all, this is the most important day of your life, you might as well enjoy it!
Obviously there are a ton of details to be mindful of beginning the moment you say “yes”, so taking a look at your wants, needs, and budget will help you determine if a planner is for you. Ruth Simpson here at Mai Oui! has assisted some of our 2015 brides in their day of coordination and has received due praise for her capabilities in relieving their stress and executing a seamless and beautiful event. The proof is in the pudding, or in this case, the rave reviews.