Calling in the Pros
Time poor? Frazzled? Tying the knot half- way across the world? Say goodbye to stress by hiring a pro to help you plan.
There are all sorts of justifications for handing your to- do list to someone more qualified. Whether you have a demanding job, a tiny timeframe, or you simply don’t know where to start with, well, any of it, there are pros who can help.
THE PROBLEM: You’re pressed for time THE SOLUTION: A full-service wedding planner
It’s easy to think of a planner as an extra expense, but a good one could actually end up being the opposite – thanks to their contacts and years of experience. They can assist with everything from sourcing the best suppliers (and helping them all liaise with each other) to establishing a wedding theme, and organising your seating chart.
It’s a great option for those getting married out- of- town, or overseas – especially if you don’t speak the language of your chosen destination!
THE PROBLEM: You have no idea where to start with style THE SOLUTION: A wedding stylist
While it’s true that many planners double as stylists, there are also companies that specialise in the “design” of your big day. Think of it as the difference between a project manager and an interior designer. A stylist can take care of everything from deciding on a theme, dressing your venues, choosing lighting, painting signage, and designing your centrepieces.
THE PROBLEM: There are lots of on- the- day logistics you don’t know who to delegate to THE SOLUTION: An on-the- day co- ordinator
No matter how organised you are, it can be difficult to ensure all of your centrepieces are perfect, the microphone is going to work, and the cake baker knows where to go – especially in the flurry of having hair, makeup and photos done! That’s where a day- of co- ordinator comes in: they lend an extra set of hands onsite on the day or in the week leading up to “I do”. The benefit of recruiting a pro (instead of friends and family) is that they have been hired specifically for the job so won’t get distracted – and have experience in dealing with frazzled family or difficult vendors. W