14 Tips to what a wedding planner does

Updated: May 11

This blog continues from the blog about why you need a wedding planner www.emmalouiseweddingplanner.com/post/10-reasons-why-you-should-hire-a-wedding-planner to complete your query to what a wedding planner does for all you couples.


As your wedding planner you can be assured that as well as bringing my professionalism, experience and skills to plan your #Welshwedding, I will be there for you every step of the way as your wedding planner and a friend.


I will start by getting to know you as a couple and will take the time to find your likes and dislikes, your personality, and passions. From this I can get a feel of what works for you, your style and what your vision is for your big day. I provide impeccable attention to detail, communication, creativity, and problem-solving skills. You can be confident that I will deliver your dream wedding which reflects your personality and personal style, whether that looks like a #luxurywedding or a #rusticwedding as well as bringing your vision to life.


I will be with you every step of the way, in advance of the day, creating schedules, timelines, liaising with the suppliers, keeping the planning on track. On the day I will be there to support you, make sure the day runs smoothly so, as to let you relax and see your vision unfold throughout the day and you can enjoy the experience of the day with your new husband.


I provide great connections to some of the best suppliers in the area at your feet, define your vision and colour palettes, to creating your flowers and decorations. I help you take control of the planning and bring your vision for your special day to life.


Also here are 14 tips that I use to help make the process go smoothly

1. Start early. Late planning will drastically reduce your options. This could result in ‘second best, poorer services, and far from a dream wedding. Should start well before the three-month mark.

2. Make the planning fun. With so much to think of, planning a wedding can be really stressful. It is easy to forget to enjoy the journey. I encourage couples to make a celebration out of as many planning events as possible. For instance, if you’re having a dress fitting, meet with your entourage for afternoon tea or bubbly afterwards.

3. Get organised. To do this, I create a master document with supplier names, contact numbers, and other important details.

4. With venues, ask two questions. What kind of wedding do you want? And how many guests do you want to invite? Only once you know the answers to these questions should you start researching possible venues.


5. Take notes. It may feel a bit like being back in school, but taking tons of notes when visiting venues or other suppliers makes sure I do not forget the details by the time I get home. 6. Don’t forget the groom. The bride must not forget her groom and the males in the bridal party, and leave them as an afterthought! Brides need to consider what the males will be wearing, how they will complement her and her bridesmaids, and the overall aesthetic.

7. Make a menu you would enjoy. Many future brides and grooms worry about the wedding breakfast menu, and get caught up in the details of others’ preferences and dietary requirements. ‘I always advise couples to choose a menu they would like to eat and pick out their own favourite dishes.’

8. Get your clothes to the venue early. If hiring garments, it is vital they are well tried on in advance, in plenty of time before the wedding… and not on the big day of the wedding, when it’s too late to rectify anything. For children this is particularly important, as their size might have changed from when they were originally measured.

9. Avoid cake collapse. I have heard some real horror stories about the cake collapsing just before or during a wedding! To avoid this, I suggest having your cake supplier oversee the set-up of the wedding cake. Then try not to move the cake after it’s been arranged.

10. Be smart with your budget. If budgets are tight, I would always advise couples to spend a bit less on elements such as wedding cars or favours, but to get the reception looking right. That’s where you and your guests will be spending most of your time.

11. Think about the lighting. This is crucial to creating the right mood. Uplighters and candles are relatively low-cost effective ways of introducing lighting. Don’t forget to think of outside lighting too – outdoor lanterns are really cheap and look amazing.

12. Relax before the big day. It’s easy to get swept up in stress surrounding a wedding. The solution? Treat yourself to a little luxury. If you’re in a hotel with a spa, I recommend going for a leisurely swim the night before. ‘It will leave you feeling refreshed and will help you get a good night’s sleep.’

13. Consider flip flops as a favour. I love this one. Women can kick off their shoes and dance the night away without the agony of high heels. Plus they last for years after the wedding, meaning they’ll ‘bring back fond memories. www.emmalouiseweddingplanner.com/extra-touches

14. Make it about you and your groom. This is a special day, meant to celebrate a future together with the person you love. Experts stress the need to keep the day personal. As an added bonus, ‘guests love attending weddings that are individual and will be pleasantly surprised by any unusual or quirky adaptions.

If you like my tips in how I help you plan your wedding and would like to know more about my services I provide The full service, Partial and on the day packages, so where every you are on your wedding planning journey you can be assured I have a package for you. For more information on these services click the link www.emmalouiseweddingplanner.com/services

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