Keep Calm and Hire a Wedding Planner

Weddings are supposed to be a dreamy, romantic time for couples; a countdown to the first day of the rest of their new lives; a memorable time that they want to cherish because they know they’ll never get it back. Sounds like a fairytale doesn’t it? But, then comes the contemplations, the selections, the decisions and endless discussions. And then comes the stress. About picking the venue, the invites, the centrepieces, the cake, the colour of the suit, the flowers, the menu, the favours… aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh. Feel like running away yet? Well, there are better (less drastic) solutions. Hire a wedding planner. Believe me when I say that this has more advantages than just wiping the sweat off your brow.

Here’s the holy trinity that a planner expertise’s in managing:

Your Money

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Contrary to popular belief, a wedding planner is not an added expense, and hiring one will actually save you some moolah. You may be new on the wedding scene, but planners do this for a living. They have access to special industry discounts with pastry chefs, florists, caterers, bands, and almost anything else you’ll need for your wedding. Besides, a planner is aware of industry standards and will get you the best of every service within your budget. This is a sure-fire guarantee to reduce at least 20% of your wedding cost.

Your Time

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A wedding planner can most certainly help you go easy on the pocket, but more importantly, they save you time. They definitely can’t make the decisions for you, but they can (sure as heaven) help you with them. One phone call, and they can have the options, budgets, and everything else listed out for you, and all you’ll have to do is make the selections. Basically, this means you’ll have everything handed to you on a platter, and you won’t need to invest odious amounts of time (which you could have spent creating sweet memories with your better half) in selecting the table overlays. In addition to this, they can assist you with some hard decisions about the wedding theme or the layout of the banquet hall during times when you’re lost and save you some sleepless nights.

Your Stress

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Weddings are supposed to be a happy day for the bride and groom. However, a recent survey suggests that a large number of couples didn’t recall enjoying the actual day of their wedding as they were so stressed about whether the guests enjoyed their meal or the photographer got the perfect shot of the ceremony. Most newlyweds divulged that they were so caught up with the planning that they were fizzed out and quite done with their wedding by the time the actual wedding day arrived. It’s heartbreaking to read such testimonials, especially since things could have been different for these pairs had they entrusted their D-day preparations to the professionals.  Wedding planners tend to be well organized, and they can instantly give you the information you need on anything you might need to know to ensure you haven’t missed out any details.

There are several myths surrounding wedding planners, and the most important one is the insecurity that the planner will take over the wedding, and the couple won’t have a say in the most important day of their life. The truth is, the planner only makes the necessary arrangements and provides the tools for you to make effective decisions. Above all that, they can be a great support to you during the most demanding time of your life. They ensure that your engagement period is fun and enjoyable, and something you’ll remember with a smile. On that happy and thoughtful note, here’s to a good life!

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The road ahead… Post Engagement.

What kind of a wedding do you want?

The one with a groom.” – said Jude Deveraux who is well known for her historical romances.

Unfortunately in today’s times, a wedding encompasses more than just a groom. It is a blend of families, friends, responsibilities, decisions and some major decisions. Yours will be such! As soon as most couples get engaged they tend to feel like the helpless employee of a call centre – the ones who get bombarded with every question they never seem to have the answer for. Who, when, what, where and why seems to be the start to every conversation regarding the wedding and at times like these, the only way to have an answer is by creating a list. Yes! A to-do list. Just when you thought these lists only existed in school or at the workplace, you’ll be surprised. These lists will stay with you till THE DAY and perhaps later (for memories of course).

Work within a framework

Once he pops the question, a good idea would be a systematic approach to planning the wedding. The two questions that you have to ask yourselves before you start prepping up are: Will it be a small, intimate wedding or a big, copious one? Secondly, will it be a Local one or a Destination one? Once you have these questions answered, you give yourself a framework to work within.

Create a budget

Like with every other event you may have organized before, the most important factor is setting a realistic budget and getting the most of that budget. Nobody wants to “settle in” for something they aren’t completely satisfied with – not at least on this day that comes ‘once in a lifetime’ (for the most of us).

Get assistance

Up until this point your enthusiasm levels will probably be high and you will to take on everything yourself will soar. This is partially due to the fact that you are visualizing fine drapes, enchanting music and your partner exuding love and romance. But, when you realize everything comes at a cost and a cost you are not sure of or don’t know how much to negotiate for, you’ll realize the need for assistance. Opt for a wedding planner to help you streamline your thoughts.

Opt for a specialized and  experienced team

Professional wedding planners not only assist you with making the right decisions but they also help you see different aspects of the wedding you may have not accounted for. Think about your wedding set in the backdrop of a beautiful Mughal theme, you and your partner in all your fineries, traditional entertainment for guests and then throw in your regular photographer (who perhaps charged a little less than the one recommended by the planner) who hasn’t styled the shots right. Years later do you want to open a wedding album that doesn’t make you relive the memories? Thus we stress the importance of specialized wedding companies who look at every part of the process to give you a beautiful complete picture.

We assure you, by choosing not just any wedding planner but the best wedding planner in your city, your role remains the same. You stay in control of the big day while your wish is their command. The master plan or what we call the checklist stays with you thus giving you an entire idea of the tasks involved, who is responsible for them and by when it will be achieved and you in turn enjoy the benefits of the stress being taken off you for a swap of spare time to actively participate in the fun and frolic of the festivities.