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If you are newly engaged, you may be asking yourself if you really need a wedding planner. Our answer- YES! Weddings have a large number of moving parts, from selecting your venue to saying “I do”. While some brides may want to do everything themselves, it can be very helpful and less stressful to hire a wedding planner to help you with all of the details. Read on to see why hiring a Memphis wedding planner can help make planning your big day a breeze.
Part of a wedding planner’s job is to negotiate your contracts and make sure everything is in order. While it’s important for you to read through all of your contracts, your wedding planner will also read them forward and backward and inform you of any important things you need to know from each contract. They will also make sure that your vendors deliver what they promise in their contracts.
Coordinate the Day of Your Wedding
Day of wedding coordination is a must. Even if this is the only thing you hire a wedding planner for, we recommend that you do it. There are so many different things going on all day on the day of your wedding. Vendors will be delivering flowers, decorations, food, and more. You don’t want to have to sit at your venue waiting on vendors when you should be relaxing with your wedding party, getting ready for your big day. A wedding planner will ensure that everything gets taken care of on the day of your wedding and will get everything set up correctly.
Wedding planners spend a lot of time building relationships with vendors in the area. Because of this, a number of vendors may offer you a discount if you are using a specific wedding planner. While 10-15% may not seem like a lot, it can add up if several of your vendors give you a discount. If they don’t offer a discount but have a great relationship with your planner, you could still see some benefits if the vendor goes an extra mile for you.
Be On Top of Your Budget
Staying within your wedding budget is much harder than you would think. There are so many different things you have to plan and purchase for a wedding, and the small things add up quickly. A wedding planner will make sure that you are staying within your budget, and they will set up realistic expectations on what you can afford with how much you are able to spend on your wedding.
Handle Tough Conversations
If a situation arises that you need to handle but don’t want to ruffle too many feathers, your wedding planner will have your back. A good example of this is if your mother or mother-in-law has a suggestion for your wedding that you really don’t love, but you don’t want to tell them no. A good wedding planner will take care of it for you, shutting them down gently and sparing them, possibly being angry at you for not wanting their help.
Your wedding planner will also help you and your fiance to come to a compromise on things. If you have a different vision for what your wedding day will look like, a wedding planner will help to meld your wishes and visions together into something that is beautiful.
When you select a wedding planner, you need to make sure that it’s someone you get along well with. You’re going to be working very closely with this person, talking to them constantly for roughly a year. They will help you to plan all of the details of one of the biggest days of your life. It’s important to choose carefully. Here are some tips when looking for a wedding planner in Memphis.
Interview several planners
Ask a lot of questions
Make sure they are transparent about their planning
Read their contract front to back
Ask how they bill- fixed-rate or hourly
Make sure they offer the level of involvement you are looking for
Make sure they understand your expectations
Make sure they are someone you can trust
Evergrove Estates offers full-service wedding planning services in the Memphis area at our two outdoor wedding venues, Cedar Hall and Heartwood Hall. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact us. Our professional wedding planners specialize in creating breathtaking weddings that you will never forget!
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