Why NOW is the right time to hire a wedding planner

Wedding Planning Advice

If there was ever a time to hire a wedding planner, it’s now. There, I said it. Big, bold statement, right there. But let me tell you why…

Why you should hire a wedding planner!

I don’t think there’s any doubt that anybody associated with a wedding has ridden a rollercoaster of emotions across the past twelve months. As a multi-award-winning UK wedding planner, I’ve been working closely with my clients to navigate the challenges and uncertainty that COVID has presented. It hasn’t been easy, but we’re getting there, and finally, FINALLY, following the latest government announcement, I *think* there’s a vague glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.

But let me tell you, it’s been far from easy. Late nights, early mornings, working under intense pressure in the most stressful, emotionally-driven situation is less than ideal. But, as wedding planners, the natural problem solvers of the wedding world, we’ve had to figure things out quickly!

There’s been no roadmap or guide of how to deal with multiple postponements and cancellations during a pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped us stepping up to the plate and serving our clients in the only way we know how – to figure out solutions, negotiate, listen, mediate, be the voice of reason, and find a way through to achieve the best results for our clients, as well as the venues and suppliers we regularly work with.

My planning clients have told me that I’ve helped them so much in a completely unexpected way (after all, none of us planned to be postponing weddings under these circumstances!), simplifying a stressful situation and getting the wedding plans back on track where needed.

So, why is NOW the right time to hire a wedding planner?

If your wedding plans are already underway, I’m sure things still feel very uncertain right now. It’s hard to know whether to continue wedding planning and whether now is the right to put down deposits on new wedding suppliers. Having a wedding planner to guide and support you through these challenging times can reduce the stress levels and help you get excited again about planning your wedding again.

We’ll help you approach your planning in a practical way and undertake lots of negotiation on your behalf. This may mean placing lower deposits, adjusting fee schedules or even altering contractual terms and conditions to help you feel more confident in your decisions. My partial wedding planning service will be perfect for you if you fall into this category – check it out here.

What if you need to postpone your wedding?

IF the worse should happen and you need to consider postponing your wedding, a wedding planner will talk you through the options and then liaise with your venue and supplier team, taking care of this for you. They’ll also be able to help you put contingency plans in place so that you could plan a micro wedding, or a ‘marry now’ (in line with government guidelines) and party later option too. Don’t be turned off by planning a small wedding; good things come in small packages!

What if you’re new to wedding planning?

Suppose you’re just starting on your wedding planning journey. In that case, a wedding planner will be able to help you source a fantastic wedding venue and reputable wedding suppliers who are very likely to still be in business by the time your wedding arrives! It’s a challenging time across the wedding industry right now, and we’ve already seen some companies struggle to stay afloat.

Your wedding planner will have great contacts who they know and trust to deliver your wedding vision, who are also much more likely to go the distance. They’ll be able to review your contract terms and ensure the best back up plans are in place should you need to consider a postponement in the future.

As a multi-award-winning UK wedding planner, I’ll always tell you why hiring me is a good idea! But the truth is, in the middle of a global pandemic, there’s never been a better time or a better reason to hire a wedding planner.

If you’d like to chat through your wedding plans or find out more about my wedding planning services, why not get in touch for a free, no-obligation chat? You can reach me on 0800 772 0765 or [email protected] or book a wedding consultation here.

As an elite member of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners, I adhere to a strict code of conduct and do not accept referral fees or commission from wedding venues or wedding suppliers.

Based in Norwich, the heart of Norfolk, I am a multi-award-winning wedding planner who works with amazing couples across the globe to plan and design amazing weddings in London, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge & Essex, as well as further afield throughout the UK.

 

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