Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Listen carefully from the very beginning to learn your wedding vision, and then be your advocate for realizing your dream in the best way possible.
Help you set a budget, and help you commit to helping you stick to your budget.
Help you with venue selection.
Help you select reputable suppliers, and vendors, such as florist, the caterer, photographer, videographer; advise you on vendor contracts and handle any negotiations.
Coordinate communication between vendors, suppliers, and sites, so that, for example, the florist knows when and how to obtain access to the ceremony site to decorate.
Create a time line to keep everyone on schedule, both pre-wedding and on the wedding day.
Serve as referee, friend, budget adviser and watch, etiquette expert,shopper,detail manager and organizer.
Coordinate your rehearsal with officiant.
Supervise all the last-minute details of your wedding day.
What is the typical cost of a wedding planner?
You don't have to be among the wealthy to hire a wedding consultant,planner, or coordinator. Costs for a planners' services depend on what the person does for you. In general,a wedding planner who provides full service will either charge a flat hourly rate or a flat fee. A good rule is to allow 10 to 15 percent of your overall budget to be spent on the services of a wedding planner who does everything for you. Try to avoid consultants who attempt to increase their fees by adding extras or who have under-the-table agreements with suppliers and vendors. It's best to look for a consultant who provides wedding packages at fixed rates, or charges a flat fee based on services you request.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
When you are choosing your wedding party take your time and choose the people in your life who are most important to you. Participating in some one's wedding is both a pleasure and a responsibility. When you are considering which family member or friend to include in your wedding think about your expectations and how much you are going to depend on your attendants, here are some things to consider when choosing your wedding party: your attendants should be reliable, considerate and responsible, and do what it takes to make your day go as smooth as possible, but remember to treat your attendants with respect and listen to their opinions especially when it comes to their attire you want to make sure they are comfortable and happy also, remember to give them a gift showing your appreciation to them for being there for you. When choosing their gift personalize it show them you put some thought into it they will really appreciate it!! And don't forget when you send out your thank you cards send your wedding-party one also telling them how much you appreciate them for being a part of your day tell each of them the most important thing they did for you that made your day memorable, special, and perfect.