Contrary to popular belief we aren’t this crazy-busy, super fabulous, pink fluffy binder carrying person who runs around in 5 inch heels convincing her clients of why they need to over spend; and we sure as heck don’t look like J. Lo from ‘The Wedding Planner’ (although I’d love to).
So, if we aren't what many believe us to be, then what exactly are we? What exactly does a Wedding Planner do?
I perform a service.
I am positive you can plan your own wedding, there’s no doubt about it. What I do, is take on all of the headaches of planning a wedding, find you business professionals that match your style and let you relax. Every bride deserves to look and feel her best on her big day, there is absolutely no reason for you to lose sleep over setting up the tables, or folding the napkins and in turn be faced with a stress zit on your face.
I am your reality check.
According to Statistics Canada, an average wedding in Canada can run you upwards of $27,000. When a couple sits down to plan their wedding, they soon realize that those ginormous centrepieces that they want for their big day are going to create for them just as big a hole in their pockets. My job is to sit down with you and go over what you really really REALLY want, and what you don't really need. I’m like a big fat $ sign in the room with you so that you can make sure you don’t over spend!
I work with a lot of vendors.
I’ve built many close relationships with hard working professionals over the last few years. A lot of vendors will give couples discounted rates on their products and services if they go through a planner. Waahh? So not only do I keep a reality check on you, but also save you money? Yes, it’s true! Vendors know that they need to keep a good working relationship with wedding and event coordinators; which is why they offer us these great rates. As unfortunate as the fact may be, the wedding and events industry refreshes itself every year. Once a couple gets married, they aren’t likely to reuse a vendor. It’s because of this fact that they usually don’t offer discounted prices.
I am your middleman.
You want a totally ‘blinged' out wedding, while your mother, aunts, sisters, and cousins all want you to have a blue, peach and sandy themed wedding because thats what they’ve always dreamed for you. No worries, I’m here for you. This means I’m able to look at the bigger picture and figure out a way to blend both together so that both parties are happy. If that makes your family a bit upset with you, go ahead and blame your crazy wedding planner for it! I promise not to take it personally! :)
I am your planner with a million faces.
During the whole planning process, I’ll be your best friend, your shoulder to cry on,your confidante, your couch, your accountant, your teacher, your cheer squad, your relationship referee, and most importantly I’ll be your completely impartial advisor!
As your wedding planner, your happiness becomes my main goal. I’ll do whatever it is I need to do to make sure your day is memorable and filled with complete utter joy.