A wedding is a life changing event. It is a joyous event and one of the happiest days of your life. It non-the-less is one of the most stressful occasions bringing with it a roller-coaster of emotions.
Planning a wedding far away from home while having to carry on your normal life can be overwhelming for even the most organized persons. It can be time consuming just trying to navigate your way through the maze of legal requirements at the destination and the various vendors that must all deliver in a timely and coordinated manner.
Here are a few reasons to hire a destination wedding planner:
You are planning from afar
With a destination wedding hundreds of miles away, your wedding planner is your “feet on the ground” to handle the logistics at the site and coordinate with the vendors. The wedding planner has local knowledge of all the wedding and non-wedding related things alike. Entertainment, fun activities, travel and accommodation are just a few of the things a planner is best poised to organize for you.
Weddings are costly, and you do have to pay a wedding planner, but the planner’s access to various vendors, tips for saving and negotiating skills can save you money in the end. Wedding planners can gain discounts on rental items which will eventually be passed on to you.
Planning a wedding is time consuming. Some estimates puts planning a wedding by couples in the vicinity of 200 hours. A good wedding planner will save you time and energy by researching vendors, taking care of all the details, narrowing your options and coming up with various ideas to make the event amazing
Save your relationships
Wedding planning is stressful. Being bombarded with advice from various family members and friends makes it even more stressful. A professional wedding planner is neutral and can act as a buffer to diffuse conflicts. A wedding planner is also able to take on the responsibilities often assigned to loved ones so that everyone is able to enjoy the wedding. When the wedding is over, your relationships will be intact.
Know whom to hire
An experienced wedding planner can cut to the chase and hire other wedding professionals that not only fit into your wedding day wishes, but your budget. She knows the wedding market better than you do.
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. No bride or groom wants to be handling a crisis on their wedding day. A wedding planner is well versed in handling any unforeseen circumstances to save the day.
Handles the grueling tasks
Planning a wedding in the Caribbean brings with it more challenges. Many items have to be imported or some construction may be necessary to fit your wedding day wishes. Coordinating with the various vendors, sourcing materials and tracking shipments are just a few of the mundane tasks that you rather not handle if you want peace of mind on your wedding day.
Orchestrate everything on the wedding day
Do you really want to be worrying if your linens are straight, or the bridal party is properly lined up? Do you want to rely on friends and family to do it for you? A wedding planner will orchestrate from rehearsal through the end of the reception, ensuring everything goes as planned.
Maintain financial discipline
It’s easy to overspend when planning your wedding. A wedding planner will help you create a budget and make sure you stick to it. It is easy to get carried away and make decisions based on emotions, but your planner will be objective. Your planner can help you balance your budget if you over spend in any areas.
Minimizes stress and maximizes fun
All in all, you want a stress free and fun filled wedding day. A wedding planner ensures this so that like your guests, you can bask in the celebration!