Misconceptions About Wedding Planners

When you hear the words “wedding planner” what is the first image or word that comes to mind? Does “wedding planner” make you cringe or is it your new favorite phrase?
For me, Jennifer Lopez’s role as Mary Fiore in The Wedding Planner comes to mind, headset and all. This movie started me thinking about becoming a planner but it also terrified me. I knew that when I became a wedding planner I didn’t want to be thought of as a control freak who wanted to make other people’s weddings their own. I feel like that is the biggest misconception about wedding planners. So I’d like to try and sway at least one person’s opinion and jot down what a wedding planner truly is.
A wedding planner/bridal consultant is a professional who will help make your wedding as close to perfect as it can possibly be. Their goal is for you and your family to be a guest at your wedding. We are advisors, coordinators, supervisors, mediators and financial planners. There are various levels of assistance that any wedding planner will provide. We can be helpful as a consultant/advise giver; assist in planning every detail from beginning to wedding day; we can be hired to coordinate all vendors on the day of only. We are hired to work for you, not against you. Your wedding planner/bridal consultant’s style and personality should match yours, you will be spending quite a bit of time with them.
I hope I helped clear up what it is wedding planners actually do. If not, my future blog post will be a day in life of wedding planner on wedding day and maybe that will give a bit more insight.