Planning Your Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Hiring a Wedding Consultant

Planning your wedding will be fun but not easy. It will consume all your spare time and can be stressful if you let it. You have to make the guest list, run from one flower shop to another, contact suppliers, reserve a reception venue and that’s not all! Of course, you want to look your best on your wedding day, so don’t tire yourself out making all the preparations yourself. Why not try hiring a wedding consultant? They are easy to work with, and will make your big day go without a glitch!

So, here are a few friendly tips in choosing and working with a wedding consultant. Search through the internet or your yellow pages when looking for a professional wedding specialist. You can also ask your friends if they have any personal experience with one. Then schedule a meeting with them together with your fiancé.

If you have already found one, keep looking for more. Talk to a number of consultants so you can find one that will work well with you and your fiancé.

Compare the prices and the services that will be offered by the wedding consultants you have short-listed.

Contact the wedding consultant that you have chosen to work with to make your day special. Some require a deposit, and may even ask you to sign a contract.

When you have hired your wedding consultant, you can tell them about your budget, and how much of the planning you expect them to do. Tell them what allocation of the budget you would like to be spent on each part of the wedding itinerary.

The consultant will show you pictures and samples, and advise you about the various decisions you will have to make at the outset of your preparations. These can include any of the following:- the bride’s dress, the groom’s suit, the wedding party’s attire, the different wedding styles, the Motif for the wedding, the color scheme, the fabrics, the flower arrangements, the table settings, the stationery, the catering, the venues, photography and recordings, designs for the reception and ceremony whether inside or out, the transport, the entertainment, thank you gifts for wedding party and guests, – and the list goes on.

Keep in touch with your consultant and meet with them regularly. Contact them if there are any problems that arise, as they have the experience and expertise to handle them. Remember to prepare a seat for your wedding consultant at your wedding, and during the reception. They will have helped you to design your special day, and they will also happily be there to make sure it goes perfectly.

This is your wedding, and it is entirely up to you how much or how little of the preparations you are involved in. When your wedding day arrives, enjoy this amazing experience by being calm and happy. Don’t get tense by taking on too much responsibility for the arrangements. You can seek help from parents, family and friends, but when you want experts to organize and plan the smooth running of your wedding you will need the help of a wedding consultant.