Did you know that Wedding Planners do not just help you plan your wedding from start to finish? In fact, if you don’t want to, you don’t even need to hire them for that part of it. But if your wedding venue doesn’t have a Co-ordinator included, or you have lots of moving parts during your day, or just want some peace of mind, then you can hire a Planner or Co-ordinator to be around on the day to help out.
They will help you with tasks like:
- Ensuring you and your guests are in the right place at the right time
- Helping your wedding day stay on time (as best as possible)
- Co-ordinating suppliers before, during and after your wedding
To put it plainly, Wedding Planners and Co-ordinators are incredible. They can help you finalise your timeline and then allow you the chance to step out of your planning and organising shoes so that you can just enjoy the day and be fully present. The last thing that you want to be doing is running around when you are supposed to be having your hair and makeup done, trying to sort out the florist who has got lost or the cake designer who isn’t sure where they are supposed to set up the cake.
As photographers, we always ensure that we gather as much information about your wedding day and your timeline as possible so that we can be as helpful as possible throughout your wedding day and help to keep you on time (especially when it comes to the Bridal portraits and formal photographs which often happen before your wedding breakfast – the last people you want to annoy is the caterers!); but a Planner or Co-ordinator can help even more than we can!
Check out the rest of our Wedding Planning Checklist here