Do I Need a Wedding Planner?

If you are getting married the answer to the question, ‘Do I need a Wedding Planner?’ is absolutely ‘Yes!’ and the sooner the better. You might be tempted to think that you will save on the budget by excluding a wedding planner, but this is not the truth. The reality is that you will be saving yourself time, stress and money. A wedding planner will take the stress out of finding the correct suppliers who will suit your style, personality and budget. We asked Niki Steenkamp from The Event Planners to give us some valuable insight.

Here are a few things to think about when making your decision:

Have you found a wedding venue?

This can be one of the most time-consuming parts of planning a wedding. There are so many venue options, each with their own unique offering. Shortlisting your options and visiting each venue is a massive task. Having somebody with experience and knowledge about all the options, somebody who knows what you are looking for will make this far more enjoyable.

Have you found your service providers?

Firstly, by service providers, we mean all the people and companies who are involved in your wedding. This starts with the stationery company who designs your invitations to the staff who help to clear the venue at the end of the night. When it comes to the wedding day, you need to know that you have booked the best people for the job. The best way to find the right suppliers is through referrals by friends, family and wedding planners.

How are you allocating your budget?

If you have a set wedding budget, you will need to decide how to allocate it. How much can go towards the venue, dress and photographer with enough left over for all the other elements? If you have no idea what your wedding budget should be, a wedding planner will be able to give you a rough estimate to help set your expectations.

Pulling it all together

Once you have booked all your suppliers, it will be time to pull it all together and make sure that all the suppliers work together to create the final look and experience. This is a process that starts with the initial design and styling and ends when the final guest leaves the venue.

Whether you decide to just consult a wedding planner for a once-off consultation, an on the day service or for full coordination, it will be the best decision you make.

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Images: Shantelle Visser Photography, Vivid Blue Photography and Adele Kloppers Photography


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