Wedding planners got a big boost from the Jennifer Lopez film The Wedding Planner and it’s an industry that is growing every year. People want to get married and there’s a lot that goes into a wedding. The wedding day is also the event that marks the first day of your marriage. For many couples, this is one of the most important and remembered days in their relationship. What happens on your wedding day will be fodder for stories for decades to come. Parents will tell their children and grandchildren about their wedding day.
For some, the wedding day sets the tone of the marriage and often reflects not only the values, but the personalities involved in the wedding. A wedding planner can help couples achieve their ‘dream’ wedding while saving them from a lot of stress at the same time. There are all kinds of titles for wedding planners including:
- Wedding Director
- Wedding Consultant
- Bridal Consultant
- Event Planner
- Wedding Planner
Traditionally, the bride’s mother is the de facto wedding planner. But modern life often has adult children living far away from home. Geography can often impede a mother’s ability to plan a wedding. The benefit of hiring a wedding planner saves an engaged couple time, money and stress. The wedding planner’s job is to set up, direct and produce the fairy tale that will be your wedding.
Brides have careers just like grooms. More often than not, members of the wedding party are extremely busy whether the mother of the bride or the bridesmaid. A wedding planner’s job is to work on your wedding rather than leaving you to try and juggle a thousand different things.
If not for my wedding planner, I think I would have eloped. I would never have remembered to order flowers, food, cake and reception items. It wouldn’t have occurred to me to coordinate times with the reception area and the wedding venue and if I’d had to make sure that there was proper silverware, glasses, a buffet and more – I think we would have ended up with a barbecue and paper plates. (Not that I would have minded!) Weddings are stressful events, why make them more stressful than they have to be?
The wedding planner will act as the economic advisor, the organizer, the facilitator and the director. They will handle the props, the setting and even the casting. They will take care of handling the vendors, dealing with the crises of locating the right flowers and make sure that all the contracts are up to date and specific.
In other words, a wedding planner is a great gift for a couple to give themselves. Yes, a wedding planner will cost money but consider it an investment in emotional sanity. You get to enjoy all the wonderful benefits of the wedding planning and event without the nausea of the headaches. So if you’re getting ready for marriage or know someone who is, suggest a wedding planner. It can be a real treat for everyone involved.
Interesting Marriage Facts:
- 2.3 million couples wed every year in the US.
- That breaks down to nearly 6,200 weddings a day.
- Average age of a bride in the US is 25.3
- Average age of a groom is 26.9
- Average number of guests invited to a wedding is 178
- 1/3 of those getting married each year have been married before.