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Best practices of a wedding planner

Sitting down to plan your wedding and getting exhausted by it in seconds?

It is not new for us to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of factors to consider in a good, and memorable wedding. And that is why we need wedding planners.

If you sit down and actually plan your wedding from scratch, there is a high chance you will get lost in between all the logistical information.

Weddings can be an emotional time. It is the time for bonding of loved ones, reuniting families, and the most beautiful days for the couple. Who would want to get lost in between all the planning at such a special time?

Which is why we have wedding organizers to assist you. Now you can pick a wedding planner package that aligns with your goals for the marriage.

This blog talks about some of the best practices followed by Wedding Organizers, which can be of use to wedding planners as well as couples planning their weddings.

5 Tips from wedding planners-

Here are some mistakes most couples tend to make while planning their special days, that you can avoid. This is coming from the top-of-the-class wedding organizers, so if you are one, sit down and go through these points with your clients to make the whole planning experience smoother.

  • Be honest with your preferences

It is very important to be honest, for all parties involved in the planning process. Be it you and your partner, be it the planner or close family and friends. This simple habit will help avoid so many confusions that normally arise at weddings.

  • Make one decision, and everything else will depend on that- BUDGET

The budget can really decide everything else for you.

Gone are the days when you needed to go out of your way to be able to host a memorable wedding ceremony. With great planning, you can save a great wedding from causing a huge hole in your wallet.

  • Focus on the mood of the day

Many couples opt for sober venues when they want a more fun, outdoorsy wedding. Many couples pick up sober decor for a wedding hosted in an extravagant venue.

Don’t let this happen.

Your wedding is about you and will be the most cherished moment of your life. So you obviously get to decide the mood of the day. Is it elegant? Is it quirky? Is it traditional? The options are endless. Planning everything else will be a breeze once you decide this.

  • Remember to take care of yourself

In most cases, wedding planning will stretch for almost a year. It is natural to want to stop your life to plan your wedding, but it is not possible to do so.

So take it slow, one day at a time, and meanwhile, take care of yourself.

  • Save money

It is so important to not be overwhelmed by the sudden need to splurge on your wedding that comes up almost impulsively. Do not be shy in looking for ways to save on your wedding.

Save on matters that probably won’t mean much to you. Whatever that is, it is up to you to decide. Some people find extensive decor unnecessary, some people find expensive invitations unnecessary. So figure out these things, and be okay to cut down some costs.

We hope that these tips from wedding planners will help you in making your wedding the best day of your life.

How to find the best wedding planner

Now that you know some tips from a wedding planner, you should also know how to choose the best one out there.

  • Trust

Weddings are intimate, personal experiences. To share it with a stranger, and trust them to make it memorable is not easy.

But when you do find someone you can trust, the rest of the planning becomes very simple. You no longer have to be embarrassed or shy about your preferences, you can manage your full-time job with the wedding planning while also taking care of yourself.

You must be wondering how I could possibly trust a stranger. Here is how.

  • Portfolio

Match your preferences with the style of the wedding planner, ensure that they have arranged similar weddings prior, and voila, now you trust them based on their previous experience.

You can always add your own touch to the wedding but having a planner who has hosted a wedding similar to your expectations will definitely give you an upper hand.

  • Pricing structure

Figure what will be the best value for money in your wedding planner package.

Some wedding planners work on specific marital functions like Haldi or sangeet, some charge a flat base fee and add vendor and additional costs to it, and some planners charge on a per hour / contract basis.

This depends on what kind of functions you need assistance with and also on your budget.

  • Other weddings

Is your wedding planner hosting other weddings in the same month? How many projects are they handling in total?

This is a subjective factor to consider. Some couples are okay with their planner hosting multiple weddings at a time because they are eventually getting value for their money. This means a considerably large wedding planning firm.

Some couples, on the other hand, look for committed wedding planners who can focus on one wedding at a time.

Whatever your preference is, this is an important factor to consider in a wedding planner package.

Pro tip: Look for references from friends and family while looking for the best wedding planner. You will trust such professionals more because of the testimonials and if you are lucky, you might also get some discounts!

To know more such tips from wedding planners for a wedding budget, click here.

Best place to host your wedding- Ridhira Retreat

With majestic scenery, professional and experienced staff who have hosted several beautiful weddings by the nature, having your wedding ceremony in Ridhira Retreat will truly be a bliss.

We are located at a serene location in Gandipet, and are now open for bookings.

If you want to know more, click here.

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