What Exactly Does a Partial Wedding Planner Do?
And what can a partial wedding planner do for me?
Wedding planning is a complex and time-consuming process. Many couples get partway into their wedding planning process, eventually coming to terms with the countless details and critical timing that there is to manage. Hiring a partial wedding planner can make the planning process much less stressful: in this blog post, we'll take a look at how an event planner might be helpful to you.
1. Help You Save Time
First things first: an event planner takes the work off of your plate. From the moment you hire a full or partial planner, 99% of event details transfer to them, so you can focus on important things like yourself, your health, your guest list, or your family.
2. Provide Expert Advice
Wedding planners work on weddings all day every day, and have the knowledge and experience to help you make informed decisions. Planners have put in the work to get to know vendors (photographers, caterers, etc.) so you don’t need to sift through thousands of websites to know who you should hire. Planners know what details are actually important to focus your time on and can advise you on areas that are less critical to a successful wedding.
3. Take a Look at the Big Picture...
...And all of the details! Often, couples come to us completely overwhelmed by the 'inspiration' boards seen on wedding websites and Pinterest. Picking and choosing from various sources of inspiration is fun, but can lead to an event without a cohesive theme. A partial planner will take a look at your vision and ideas and help string together a cohesive design and theme.
4. Stay Within Your Budget
Event planners can actually help you stay within your budget! Planners know the going rate for vendor services, and will be able to show you what you should expect to pay for certain services. Planners can also negotiate with vendors on your behalf, will find and propose cost-saving solutions, and will manage your expenses. The very first step in working with Lee Ramsay Events is to put together a realistic budget; we stick to that budget for the rest of the planning process.
5. Coordinate Your Wedding Day
All partial planning packages include onsite event coordination services. In addition to taking over planning details from day 1 of working together, Lee Ramsay Events will also create a day-of timeline and be onsite to manage the flow of the actual event.
6. Manage the Unexpected
No matter how well-planned your event or wedding is, unexpected problems can arise. The bus driver gets a flat tire and you need to find a new bus company? That’s not what you want to manage while getting ready before your ceremony. A wedding planner will be there to handle these problems quickly and efficiently, so that you can enjoy your event or wedding without worrying about the details.
7. Provide Creative Solutions
Event and wedding planners have seen it all – so their experience and creativity can help you create a unique and memorable wedding. If you’re looking for an event that truly stands out, working with a partial planner can help you fine tune your theme, décor, and entertainment to make it special.
8. Manage Vendors
An event and wedding planner can help you find the right vendors for your event or wedding, and negotiate contracts and pricing. They will handle all the details with vendors, including scheduling, set-up, and clean-up, so you can relax and enjoy your event or wedding day.
9. Provide Peace of Mind
Hiring an event and wedding planner can provide you with peace of mind by ensuring all details are accounted for, so you can relax and enjoy your event or wedding day. They will make sure that everything runs smoothly, so you can focus on making memories with your guests.
Hiring a partial planner at any point in your planning process can significantly reduce wedding-related stress. From saving you time and being a sounding board, to providing expert advice and handling unexpected problems, they are an invaluable resource for couples and their families. Whether you've just gotten started with planning or whether you’re a month out from the big day, a partial wedding planner can help make your dream day become a reality.