Wedding planning can be extremely stressful, and most couples are unaware of this because it's their first time getting married. If you're currently experiencing wedding planning blues, let me break down 7 Reasons You Need To Book A Wedding Planner!
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As a Wedding Designer & Planner, I make sure that I stay in the know of the latest happenings with what's going on in the wedding industry, and keep an ear out for what couples are having trouble with in their wedding planning journey. This is all in efforts to make sure that I elevate and further cultivate my services to provide my clients with a luxury experience that they wouldn't find easily elsewhere. Why? Because I truly care about my business and what it stands for, and my clients! And I am a BIG believer in great customer service, and making my clients feel heard and valued. Having said that, I'll admit that I am in a slew of wedding forum groups all over the internet, and so I am quite privy to
a lot of the struggles couples are having throughout their wedding planning journey. I give a lot of free advice wherever and whenever I can, but the advice can only go so far when it's given to couples who are not accustomed with the ins & outs of the entire wedding planning process, since a lot of them are doing this for the first time (and hopefully the last haha). All this to say, that a lot of the issues that I see couples having can be resolved with simply hiring a Wedding Planner. Now I'll also admit that a good portion of the issues that I see couples face tend to be related to family relationships and dynamics, which I am definitely NOT a therapist for by any means haha, buttttt I definitely help point my clients in the right direction with how to approach certain scenarios and give advice on how I'd handle certain situations, which is a nice benefit!
1.) The Best of Both Worlds
First things first...Let me introduce myself! My name is Stephanie Blanc, Founder & Senior Wedding Designer & Wedding Planner of Mariage Blanc Designs, a small, but mighty boutique company specializing in high-end weddings & soirées. You can find out more about about me here and my career background here. Maybe you've heard of the term Wedding Planner, which refers to the individual hired to plan the wedding, but not so much the 'Wedding Designer' title. Well the beautiful thing about Mariage Blanc Designs is that we do both inclusively, so your design & planning is all taken care of by one company. This is great because it further streamlines communications amongst all parties and the timing of all logistics is in the hands of the individuals putting the entire production together. Here is where the phrase "2 is better than 1" really resonates. Uh can someone say win-win?!
2.) Engaged...Now What?
Listen...You wouldn't even believe me if I told you all the brides and grooms ranting, crying, and begging for help because they realized that they were way in over their heads with what they anticipated wedding planning to be. Many see, rather quickly, how it isn't all just fun and games, and not just picking colors, and tasting cake (thought that is definitively part of it!), but rather involves venues visits, sourcing vendors, booking meetings, keeping tracking of contracts, guests, bridal party members, payment due dates, all correspondences, and supplying vendors with vital information in order to carry out their specialized duties for the wedding day, just to name a few. When you hire Mariage Blanc Designs, we are carrying out these tasks for you. We do all the hard work for you, so that you can sit back and enjoy your engagement phase. We're not only corresponding with all vendors, but also supplying them with sketches, outlines, breakdowns, and specific detailed guides because we have the tools, resources, and did I mention the oh so precious time to do so. Don't you want to relax and enjoy your engagement phase? If you answered yes, then you might want to fill out our contact form.
3.) We're Your Go-To Guide
Ok so those slew of questions that you have from the very beginning of your wedding planning journey allllll the way to the very end??...We gotchu boo! By the way, if you're completely stuck with what to initially do once you become engaged, then I suggest checking out my blog 12 Thing Every Bride Should Immediately Do, Once She Becomes Engaged. We're your go-to guide for questions, concerns, rehearsals, and all of the things that you didn't initially even think of because we're essentially you're handy wealth of knowledge when it comes to all these wedding planning.
4.) We Are Your Liaison
The official definition of liaison, is communication or cooperation which facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations. So in layman's wedding planning terms, we're your point of contact for your vendors, bridal party members, & guests. That's right...You don't have to speak to all them all the time cause we do it for you, and report to you with feedback. Do you know how many emails are sent and received during the wedding planning process?? Honey, let's just say, TOO MANY. The real truth...? Hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds, and no I am not exaggerating! Wedding planning is not for the faint of heart, especially, if you're someone who likes things done a very specific way with little time to micro-manage what's being done. When you hire a wedding planning company, like Mariage Blanc Designs, you have a main point-of-contact that everyone can and will refer to for questions and answers.
5.) Organized Virtual Lounge
Ok, so what is probably thee most important thing that you'll need when wedding planning is organization! When you hire us as your Wedding Planner, everything is extremely organized. It's not as simple as just having a designated email address you created strictly for all things wedding planning. That may help get you started, but there are a slew of correspondences, contracts, balance due dates, sketches, and follow-ups that you have to stay on top of, and again, since it's most people's first time getting married, they may not be accustomed to this type of workflow added to their routine day-to-day activities. When you book us, our team keeps digital records of everything that is easily accessed by our clients through our virtual lounge in case you ever want to check up on anything at any given moment.
6.) We Make Your Wedding Planning Fun
A Wedding Planner will make the wedding planning process fun & exciting for you! instead of stressing about everything, your Wedding Planner will implement fun ways that will help you to come up with decisions without the stress and headache and overthinking everything. You too, get to be like those couples you see on TV (not the tv bridezillas because we definitely don't do those over here...#sorrynotsorry haha), but the couples that sit and get the spoiled treatment of someone doing it all for them. Who doesn't want to be spoiled rotten?!
7.) The Wedding Day Timeline
Oh the infamous wedding timeline! Every couples most dreaded homework assignment throughout their wedding planning journey. When should we start the ceremony if we want sunset pictures? How far is the church from the reception? How much time should we give 100 guests to get from point A to point B? All of these questions come up while planning a wedding, and it can quickly get extremely overwhelming. I mean even us Wedding Planners admit that this tends to be the least favorite of our tasks (totally just keepin' it real over here), but the beautiful thing is that we've done this plenty of times and so it's almost like second nature to us. Trust me on this, don't just wing it. Leave it to the professionals. Your sanity will thank you for it.