It’s amazing that no sooner does a happy couple announce their intention to marry when their euphoria is put on hold with the realization that the wedding must be planned. Choices must be made. Deadlines must be met. Guest lists must be drawn up.
Without a fairy godmother – or a wedding planner – it can be a daunting task.
Weddings are a special crazy quilt kind of celebration: Two individuals meet for a very personal celebration of their very private bond, usually in a very public place with loads of people looking on. What’s more, the bride and groom are contemporary people coming together for a modern ceremony steeped in centuries-old customs.
Forget about believing that this wedding is exclusively “yours.” By asking loved ones to surround you on that day, you draw in a whole cast of characters who will have lots of opinions on how it should proceed. Yet, at the same time, you should feel empowered to make your own decisions and generally steer the ship.
Planning the wedding is certainly part of the joy of preparing for marriage. But sometimes couples just don’t have the time, the resources, or the interest to organize such an important celebration themselves and want to be spared the hassle.
The planning process can be practically worry-free with the help of a professional consultant. A consultant can save you time, worry, and stress, and help you avoid making costly mistakes. Most have extensive resources at their fingertips and are also skilled in the mechanics of party planning: choosing vendors, reviewing contracts, booking a reception site, or flying in tropical flowers in the exact shade of yellow the bride envisions. They know local price ranges for various services and how to map out a realistic budget.
Planning many weddings each year gives consultants the inside track on which local vendors are cream of the crop. A competent consultant will know the latest wedding trends, resources at different price ranges, and the florists, photographers, etc. who have proved themselves to be consistently dependable and outstanding in their fields.
Consultants can do as much or as little as you want – you choose. To find a good consultant, ask for referrals from friends. Also, caterers, florists, and photographers often work hand in hand with consultants and may be a source of honest, reliable information. (Above excerpts are from The Wedding Sourcebook Planner, Madeline Barillo)
I would consider it an honor if you took a few minutes to peruse my website. In it, you will see several recent weddings I have coordinated, read testimonials about my services, and get a feel for me and how I work. This is my 22nd year in business. I remember the first wedding I coordinated as if it were yesterday, and have grown many times over since then. I love a challenge just as much as I love tradition. Weddings are my passion. If you are a bride-to-be, call me for a complimentary consultation. If you are a vendor, please know that your brides are in good hands if you refer them to me. And if you are a previous client, it was my privilege to work with you. You are who make me good at my job!
Where do you go from here? Call me at (425) 427-2277. We have many things to discuss to get you started toward your wedding day.
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