Many people choose to go the route of the wedding planner because this is the type of event that they find most exciting. Who could blame them? A wedding is a joyful, happy affair by its very nature.
A wedding is a different kind of event for more reasons than the obvious. Many of the other events that are planned require the event planner to be able to market the event successfully. These events often require payment negotiations, ticket sales and all of the other things that are involved with running a business event.
However, this does not mean that the role of the wedding planner is easier than that of a corporate event planner or a conference manager; it just requires different skills.
Couples hire a wedding planner for many reasons.
The first, and most common, reason is that some people are simply too busy to coordinate a wedding themselves. This is especially true of people who are throwing a large wedding, but do not have the time to deal with the intricate details that goes into pulling off a big event. These couples will usually want a say in the decisions being made, but won’t have the time to deal with the day-to-day efforts that go into making it happen.
Some people will hire a wedding planner because they want to have a certain kind of wedding, but have no idea where to start. Many of these people will have basic ideas regarding what they want their wedding to be, but will rely on your creative vision to turn their thoughts into well-developed ideas.
Other people will hire a wedding planner so that they have someone to help them get through the day. Many couples want to be able to throw a big party and enjoy it. They do not want to place the burden of running the show on their friends and family. These couples will want everyone to be able to enjoy the party without having to worry about whether or not the caterer will show up on time.
Finally, some people will want to hire a wedding planner to make sure they stay within their budget. It may sound contradictory, but having someone else deal with the money is the safest way for some couples to ensure that they do not spend more money than they have. Many of these couples will hire a wedding planner because they know they contacts that can help keep their finances in line. They know that if they go out and look at vendors, they will walk away with someone more expensive than they can afford. But, planners can present them only with those vendors in their price range, the temptation will be significantly decreased.