Your wedding planning experience can be a fun, creative and seamless experience. It might also be challenging, stressful at times and most certainly emotional.
Engaging a wedding planner won't take away those challenging, stressful and somewhat emotional experiences. But it will give you a support system that is tried, true and generally 'all over it' when it comes to said challenging, stressful and emotional experiences. After all we go through these motions hundreds of times a year so our emotional capabilities, level headiness and general patience levels are pretty well ingrained.
It is important to experience these motions so that when you have a wedding planner, you and she are experiencing the planning together. You are together, with your fiancé taking a journey into planning a wedding that is all about you. What would be the point in handing everything over to a stranger, ticking and flicking a checklist or a yes and no box? It wouldn't be your wedding? It wouldn't be an experience that you can look back and treasure. It wouldn't give your chosen planner the opportunity to get to know you, your likes, dislikes, your loves, and your most certainly do not loves! It simply be a task that you've assigned to a stranger, as though assigning an exam to a student and awaiting their submissions. Totally unrewarding, regardless of the results!
Whilst it is the job of a wedding planner to do exactly that - plan your wedding, it is equally as important that they listen, that they give you the freedoms to do your own leg work to feel engaged, that they banter ideas with you, and that they challenge you into making the best decision.
Equipped with the 'one step removed' emotional upper hand, the insider knowledge and nurtured relationships with the best suppliers in the industry - and speaking for ourselves here at Main Event Weddings - the friendship building skills to make you feel 100% comfortable and relaxed with our approach along the way, your decision to engage a wedding planner should always rely on the following questions answered positively...
1. Does my wedding planner make me feel comfortable?
2. Is my wedding planner genuine and honest in her approach?
3. Does my wedding planner have a firm hand with myself, and others so I know she will have my best interests at heart during the planning process?
4. Is my wedding planner a good listener?
5. Does my fiancée feel the same way in answer to all of the above questions?
If your answer is yes to all of these questions after you have met with your preferred wedding planner, than ladies and gents, you are in safe hands and I can assure you that you will enjoy your wedding planning experience. You will laugh and you may still cry, you will find it stressful and also stress-free. But more than anything, you will have a professional who is focused on your wedding, and who shall always guide and support you both in the lead up as well as on your very special day.