The question isn’t the type of wedding planner you are looking for but rather, the type of professional planner you require, you have to see if they provide the services you are looking for and if they are doing so within your budget. We reviewed plenty of wedding planners that offer a combination of services, from just day of the wedding to even destination weddings. Wedding Works for example is a team of planners that would plan destination weddings in exotic locations such as Goa and you have planners such as Portland Wedding Planner that specializes in the day of the wedding. Companies such as Unique Wedding Planning specialize in Event design and also in management. Decor specialists such as Donnie Brown have been also arranging for some breath-taking decor in Dallas.
Not all companies have an eye for design and not all wedding planners, who know design, have an eye for logistics. Usually the wedding planner you choosee would either be, vision oriented, delivery orientated, or schedule oriented. You do not need an all in one person, just make sure that the planner you are thinking of going with provides all the services that you require and you are sorted. Having a professional team that will look after the preparations will put you at ease and you will be able to enjoy preparing for it.
Here are the types of professional planners you might come across. Remember though, that we have clubbed them in groups and these might not be standard across the board.
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Planner who provides all the services
A full planner is one who does everything, leaving you not worrying about a thing. If your wedding planner falls in this category, they don’t have to do this themselves, they might get help from professionals in fields outside their domain. They would handle everything from timelines, to hiring, to checking on the venue, to the food and everything you would need. If you think your big day is going to be very dramatic, or you just feel you want someone more professional to handle this and you cannot cut it, you can go with this sort of wedding planner.
These planners would be open to your vision, no matter how unrealistic, however, they would not worry about your budget or timelines. They would focus on the colors, the right fabrics, table pieces etc. They are like interior decorators but for your special day. They would also be able to handle your florists, invitations and so on, they might have to get help when they are dealing with this, but they will get it done. Make it a point to get someone else to handle logistics and organization of everything, just as this might become too overwhelming for them. Someone more detail oriented and less creative would be cut out for managing them.
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Part time planner
These people are amazing for when you don’t want someone to invest all their time in planning your big day but you would like a few insights from a professional. If you just want advice, you would get it a lot cheaper doing it this was, as they charge an hourly price and you contact them just when you need the help. This is perfect for those couples who want to do everything themselves but have no idea where to begin.
The wedding day coordinator
This type of wedding planner makes sure that everything is on track on the day of the wedding. They would provide inputs before and after as well and they would help with everything, but you would see them running about and getting people to create your vision on the day you walk down the aisle