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Planning and Organising Your Wedding Day

Congratulations! You are about to start planning and organising one of the biggest, and most expensive, days of your life - your wedding day. Where do you start? Planning and organising a wedding can be a wonderful and exciting time, but it can also be daunting, time-consuming and stressful. There are so many different items and suppliers involved in each wedding day that it is often difficult to know where to begin. 

On average, UK brides spend 250 hours planning and organising their wedding day (that's the equivalent of seven weeks full time employment). It is an enjoyable time, but it can also be one of the most stressful experiences of your life. Your wedding day is a milestone event in your life and should be remembered with great joy and excitement. The right planning and organising is essential to make it a day to be remembered for the right reasons!

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You may lead a busy life, where you simply can't afford to devote the huge amount of time to the detail of planning a wedding. You may be looking for ideas or inspiration to make your wedding day unique and personally special to the couple. If so, then you should consider enlisting the services of a wedding organiser to assist and advise with arranging your perfect wedding. 

Planning and organising your wedding can be great fun if you enjoy arranging and organising things, but it can also be stressful and time-consuming. If part of the pleasure of your wedding day is the satisfaction you will have achieved by arranging it - then go for it! Thousands of brides before you have successfully planned and arranged their wedding. However, if you're concerned about the amount of time, stress and planning that it entails, then don't be hesitant about recruiting some professional help by appointing a wedding organiser to plan, assist or completely organise the wedding day for you.

Appointing A Wedding Planner Can Cost Very Little

Some consider the appointment of a professional wedding organiser to be decadent or an unnecessary expense. But if you stop to consider the amount of time that they will save you and the excellent results they will achieve for you, then the expense is justified. Additional to the time and quality benefits that they bring, their fee can be neutralised on many occasions by the discounts that they will secure on your behalf.

Even if you have the time to plan and organise a wedding, do you have the skills that are needed? A wedding takes careful planning, and the planning takes careful implementation to ensure that everything works as it should. Planning and organising a wedding can be a big challenge for the uninitiated, and a wedding planner has the experience needed to complete the task successfully for you.

A Wedding Organiser Will Work Alongside You

Most wedding organisers are flexible in the way they work with you. They will be pleased to plan and arrange your whole wedding day from start to finish, or they will work alongside you helping with the planning and arranging those things that you need help with or don't have the time to do. A wedding organiser will save you time and stress as they guide you through the whole planning process, ensuring that you don't overlook anything, and they will advise you on the reputable wedding suppliers to choose from.

A professional wedding organiser will work with you to implement your wishes into your unique wedding day. They will plan and organise all of the key elements of your wedding, along with all of the other items that you desire. They will be in attendance on your wedding day to ensure that everything goes smoothly and according to plan.

Taking Care Of Your Wedding Budget

A wedding organiser can take care of a great deal of the administration for your wedding. One important aspect of arranging your wedding is to maintain checks on your wedding budget, a professional wedding organiser will maintain up-to-date budget information and report back to you with regular updates. There are a number of different items that require detailed information, and the professional wedding organiser will collate this and make sure that people are informed. For example, the wedding gift list, flowers list, photography list, guest list, invitations list and RSVPs, wedding music, wedding reception menu, wedding checklist, transport list, wedding day schedule, seating arrangements, wedding announcements, thank you notes, etc. The wedding organiser will keep track of your budget and expenses to ensure that everything remains under control.

Let The Professionals Take The Strain

There are dozens of items that need to be arranged, checked and monitored for your wedding day. A professional wedding organiser will deal with these items for you, leaving you to enjoy your wedding day without the concerns of checking and organising the suppliers as the day progresses. Here is a list of some of the items that a wedding organiser will cover for you:

  • Assistance with finding the most suitable location/venue.
  • Suggestions for wedding colour scheme & theme, if needed.
  • Assistance with invitation wording, printing and posting.
  • Advice on wedding etiquette and difficult situations.
  • Arranging suitable wedding services providers.
  • Manage your R.S.V.P's for you.
  • Attend and help in any rehearsal, if required.
  • Coordinating all preparations including makeup and hair.
  • Review of all Wedding Service Provider contracts/agreements before you sign them.
  • Maintain wedding budget information.
  • Meeting a few days prior to the Wedding to finalise the itinerary and discuss your personal requirements.
  • Advise attendants of their duties and provide individual checklists.
  • Organising the wedding cars and setting up transport plans.
  • Setting a Wedding Day Timetable.
  • Supervision of ceremony & reception setup.
  • Distributing button holes and corsages to relevant guests.
  • Provide 'draft' or 'final' speeches for anyone, if requested.
  • Briefing and liaising with the videographer and photographer.
  • Provision of Reception table layouts and seating plans.
  • Reception Plan and Timetable.
  • Unlimited free advice & support.
  • Liaising with all suppliers, before and during the wedding day, to ensure all requirements have been met.
  • Checking that the venue is set up as requested and on schedule.
  • Assisting the photographer in organising the guests for group shots.
  • Liaising with the photographer, videographer and venue should bad weather require a change of plan or timings.
  • Assisting guests as required.
  • Making any final payments to suppliers on your behalf. 
  • Liaising with the venue regarding any additional requirements.
  • Resolving any unforeseen issues - there's always something!!
  • Performing the traditional duties of the Best Man and or ushers to enable them to relax and enjoy themselves.

A wedding organiser will take the stress and concerns away from you on your wedding day, so you, your family and guests are left to enjoy your wedding day. You will be able to relax, reassured that you have a professional taking care of the details and the timings throughout the whole day.




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