Using a Wedding Organiser
|Author: Steven Shaw||Published: 7th September 2008 19:47|
These days, lots of people are turning to wedding organisers to help them plan and arrange their weddings due to increasingly busy lifestyles and a desire to enjoy their perfect day. This type of service is no longer available to just the rich and famous, but also to ordinary people planning weddings of all different sizes.
Whilst there will obviously be a cost involved in employing a wedding organiser, if they are good at what they do, they may be able to save you money in the long run as they should have extensive contacts. They will also take a great deal of the stress out of organising your wedding and make sure things run smoothly every step of the way - and that may be priceless!
The way in which wedding organisers charge for their services varies - some charge a flat rate for an agreed level of involvement, others charge a percentage of the total wedding cost and some provide a "pick-and-mix" service whereby you are charged for the specific tasks you ask them for help with. Which approach appeals to you will depend on various factors, including your budget.
Before choosing a wedding organiser you should arrange an initial consultation with them, which should ideally be free. It is essential that you get a feel for them as a person, as they may well be working with you very closely - any clashes of personality or taste will not help your big day to run smoothly and will definitely not lead to you having a relaxed, enjoyable wedding.
Prepare in advance any questions that you want to ask them, for example, do they have a minimum budget that they will work with, and what connections they have with suppliers in your area. You could also ask for references or contact details of previous couples who have employed them.
Wedding organisers will also be able to help with the timeline for your wedding, so that you can relax in the knowledge that someone else is also keeping an eye on what needs to be done when.
The most important thing when employing the services of a wedding organiser is that you choose someone who you like and who you get along with - the average wedding can take between 200 and 300 hours to organise - so you should aim to make those hours as enjoyable as possible!