Making Friends/Family Work
It used to be that hiring a wedding coordinator, band, pastry chef, professional photographer or videographer, etc. was a luxury only those with a huge budget could afford. After all, Aunt Sarah has been baking cakes for family occasions for years, and your cousin has gotten pretty good with the video camera, and surely there is a friend of the family who can help coordinate the details of the day, right?
Not always. We have all heard the stories of the video tape that is bouncing up and down, the missed photos, the family friend who starts drinking at the reception and forgets their job. I’ve even had a Bride tell me she didn’t see her parents much because they worked the event instead of enjoying it!
The Importance of Staying Confident & Organized
Your wedding day is likely the most important event you will ever plan. Even if you plan events every day, this day has a great deal more emotion, meaning and tradition behind it. Why try to do it all yourself? You deserve the best, so why not assemble a great team to make your dreams come true?
Some couples have never planned a dinner party for 12, much less a really important event for 50-200 or more. Your family and friends should be able to enjoy your special day with you; not as employees at the wedding or reception. Even if you plan or are involved in events on a daily basis, planning your own wedding without professionals is like a heart surgeon trying to do surgery on themselves.
Hire the Professionals
Professionals can work with you, often saving hundreds of dollars by knowing some of the pitfalls to avoid.
Professionals are experienced at handling last minute details and challenges but remember the earlier you seek some help, the better a professional is able to help you. Your Wedding Planner or Day-Of Coordinator works with you well ahead of the day of your wedding. They need to know the details, so they can carry out your vision and dreams for your wedding day.
Professionals work together often and are part of a team. They’re up to date on the latest rules, regulations, laws and trends.
Recently married couples will tell you they wished they had gotten more help, had gotten more photos, had slowed down and enjoyed the day and their guests more and not made their family work the event.
Do you need a professional? Probably. Do you deserve a professional? Absolutely you are worth it!! Enjoy the journey to your special day!!