Bella Dia Events: Top 10 Reasons You Need a Wedding Planner
It’s a very rare thing that I get really excited about another wedding vendor. It’s a risky thing to completely, fully, and enthusiastically endorse another vendor which you have no say or stake in. They could fall through, and then your reputation is sullied through your association. So needless to say, I’ve been pretty stingy with my support of local vendors.
But then I worked with Christian, a wedding planner who owns Bella Dia Events, LLC. I have never encountered a more fun, professional, organized, and quick witted event planner in my entire career. She was very impressive.
Then I realized that I wanted us to work as much as we could with Christian, so I didn’t hesitate one second to throw my support behind Bella Dia Events.
I recently approached Christian and asked if she would like to give some insight to my brides and blog readers into the particular specialty that is wedding planning, an absolutely indispensable aspect of any wedding. She agreed to write a few entries, which I’ll be featuring over the next month.
The Top 10 Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Wedding Planner
By: Christian Wilkins, Bella Dia Events, LLC 719.331.2499
You cannot be in 10 different places at once! Having a wedding coordinator is one of the best stress relieving things your can do for yourself and for your family.
2. ENJOY THE DAY:
Your mother, friends, bridesmaids, cousins and most of all YOU should ENJOY your wedding day! “Someone has to work on your wedding day and it shouldn’t be you!”
3. Vendor recommendations:
You will have access to your coordinators’ professional vendor recommendations. He or she will also help you interview and make the right choices for you, your family and your budget.
Your wedding planner will assist you with contract negotiations and ensure that all contracts are binding and legal.
5. Budget, Budget, Budget!
The dreaded word- but one of the most important of the wedding. A coordinator will help you develop a budget and stick to it!
Where is everyone supposed to be and when?? A wedding coordinator develops a detailed itinerary for you and for your guests so everyone is clear on his or her responsibilities.
How to bring all the details together? A planner will lend invaluable creative and organizational expertise. Example: You have a vision of your décor but how do you mesh the various aspects together in seamless harmony? Your coordinator will be your guide.
Should I invite my third cousin on my father’s side who I haven’t seen since I was three years old? How do we formulate a seating chart for divorced parents who do not get along and also have new spouses? All of your etiquette questions can be answered by your planner. “You can do anything you want at your wedding; it’s all about how you frame it!”
9. Event Management:
Someone needs to coordinate all aspects of the day- set up, take down and any little “emergencies” that may arise. Oh, there will be at least one! Your coordinators’ job is make everything about the day appear seamless and planned whether it was or not!
10. The details:
Who is going to lay out the favors and place cards? Who takes everything down, makes sure your gifts are taken to your room, ensures that all of your memorabilia (cake cutting utensils, cake top, champagne toasting flutes etc etc) are returned to you in pristine condition? These and a thousand other details not handled by your other vendors will be the responsibility of your coordinator.
It’s more difficult than it seems but that shouldn’t stop you from having the time of your life and the day of your dreams!
I couldn’t agree more with her points, or add anything! I especially think wedding planners are a HUGE help when it comes to the event management and the details.
If you’re considering a wedding planner, you’d to well by yourself to check out Bella Dia Events.
If you’re not considering a wedding planner, you’d be much happier with this whole process if you had one…
You can check out the first wedding we did with Christian, here.
If anyone can think of any more reasons to use a wedding planner, please comment below.