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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner?
While Indian weddings are associated with a lot of fun and fervor, handling the whole event can sometimes be very stressful. Ashu Garg, Founder, GTC, discusses with Rachna Virdi why hiring a wedding planner can help you enjoy the process by taking the stress out of the situation.
Now that you’re engaged, you must surely be dreaming of your wedding and looking forward to the big day. Weddings are always great fun, but planning a wedding can be very overwhelming considering the whole paraphernalia attached to Indian weddings. Right from venue, vendors, decoration and accessories to the smallest of details, there’s a lot to arrange and plan for that single day. And the whole planning process can be very tedious and tiresome. This is where you need the services of a professional adviser who can assist you with most (if not all) of the tasks concerned in planning your wedding. With the required skills and contacts to make your day seamlessly easy, a wedding planner will help you enjoy the process by taking the stress out of the equation! Here are five types of situations where you definitely need a wedding planner.
1. You easily get stressed out
Does the thought of planning your wedding stress you out? Sure, there are a lot of things to work upon, but planning a wedding should be fun! A wedding planner can ease all the stress that you may feel during the planning process. He/she can assist you in keeping a timeline, sticking to your budget and doing the heavy-lifting. With this, you’ll be able to dedicate time to your hair and make-up trials or clinking champagne glasses at wedding showers.
And on the actual wedding day, it’s much more convenient to have somebody on hand to fix any problems that come up (and believe us, there are bound to be a few!). You obviously do not have to worry about sewing a button on the groom’s evening wear or finding your grandmother’s corsage – you must be having the time of your life! After all, planning your wedding (and enjoying it) is the number one priority on your to-do list.
2. You are too busy
If you have an employment that requires a lot of your time or have a lot on your plate in general, it’s best to get the wedding planner to assist you in scheduling meetings with vendors (or even attending the meetings for you!), picking out linens and invitations, and taking care of the other tasks (that you simply don’t have the time for).
3. You are just not into it
So, your close friend spent days picking out the right shade of blue for the candy on your marriage cake? And your sister interviewed six seamstresses before selecting one to alter her wedding dress? But you just are not the kind of person who gets excited about hopping from store to store picking out party favors and centerpieces.
That’s OK! A wedding planner is sure to take all the stuff off your hands that you are not interested in doing yourself. And your planner will get to know your likes, so the wedding is tailored around your personality from the start. It’s your planner’s job to take care of as many details as you wish. And since you are paying for the service, take advantage of having the best professional help. The key is to have fun while organizing your wedding, so get the planner to take care of the dirty work so you’ll be able to enjoy your wedding.
4. You have a smaller budget
Not a big fan of monogrammed napkins but cannot do without an ice sculpture as the buffet centerpiece? So you’re planning a wedding around a smaller budget? If you think hiring a planner will be unreasonable, you’ve never been more wrong.
He/she will work with you to set a budget and help you stick to it, and can truly assist you to save money in the long run. Most wedding planners have special relationships with vendors, so they will get you the best deals in town. A planner will understand what is important to you and assist you in determining what items can be eliminated from the list, so you can afford to get what you want.
5. The venue is out-of-town
Planning an out-of-town wedding? When it’s a different city or country you’re getting married in, you are miles or time zones away from information about the area the location. At such times, it’s useful to have somebody who’s familiar with the area as well as the local vendors and venues of that place. Get someone who has information about the area, can get a lot of bang for your buck and is able to represent you at meetings with vendors before the big day. The planner will organize the details you will need to cover for your guests, like hotel accommodations, welcome baskets, maps and directions, and a list of fun things for them to do during their downtime.