If you had to ask us, when hiring a wedding planner it almost feels like you get yourself a fairy godparent like in all those Disney movies. While it is with a sad and deep regret that we admit that we haven't as of yet acquired magical abilities nor own a fully functioning magic wand, we do have a whole lot of love and care towards creating beautiful weddings. Our super power lies in creating a stress free planning process for the couple and also makes sure that the budget is stuck to as effectively as possible.
Many seem to believe that wedding planners only care about making money and insist that they don't really care about making people happy. However, truth of the matter is, wedding planners do this job out of pure passion in seeing couples getting happily married without having to stress too much about all the logistics. Moreover having guests at a wedding implies the need of giving 110% towards making them happy. A happy couple added to a group of excited and satisfied guests makes a job well done. Being greedy and seeking only money will only kill any sort of future work or success!
Others believe that hiring a wedding planner is too expensive and the only way a wedding planner would work with you is if you have a large or unlimited budget. This is most definitely not true. Here at My Wedding Planner we strive to bring to our lovely couple the best deals on the market and will make sure to fit everything within one's budget, as tight as it may be. In fact, we also work with on-the-day wedding planners packages especially for people who either, on the most part, want to plan the wedding on their own or else would just need a little extra help on the day itself.
Another myth that unfortunately seems to scare many couples is the idea that the wedding planner will eventually take over their wedding. However, truth of the matter is, the wedding planner will sit with you and create the wedding vision together with you. Then they will find you the necessary suppliers and vendors that will make your dream wedding a reality and supply you with a choice. Like this you have the final say on how exactly your wedding will look like!
Every wedding requires months on end of planning which might leave the bride and groom failing to enjoy their special day. In order to make sure the couple has a stress-free ride towards their happily every after, a wedding planner is an integral part to consider for your wedding preparations.
When hiring a professional company that provides wedding planning services, the couple can get some peace of mind that they’re not only getting a professional service but had any emergencies to arise, the planner has a company backing them up. The company has a database full of excellent hospitality companies covering catering and events as well as inbound and outbound travel. Any professional wedding planner will know how emotional such an event is for the couple and can ensure that the couple is kept emotionally grounded all throughout the planning process leading up to their wedding day.
First thing the couple needs to let their wedding planner know is their budget. This will allow the planner to fit in the best options that are within budget as well as according to the taste of the couple. After studying the tastes of the couple, the planner presents a proposal with a few options that the bride and groom can mix and match from. Following this, the planner goes on to seal the bookings whilst the couple goes on with their life as normal. By hiring a wedding planner and working with them in such an efficient manner, a wedding could be planned in as short a time as 3 months.
The planner has to learn all about the couple during the few months of work leading to the wedding. In this way, they become almost like family or very close friends all the while maintaining a professional approach during the planning process. Chemistry between the couple and the planner is crucial.
It is important to note that the planner is not there to make the decisions. While they cannot badmouth a supplier, they are simply there to provide options for the couple and then carry out the necessary logistics according to their preferences.
By Nicole Borg
When comparing Maltese weddings to those abroad, it is becoming more and more easy to see the spectacular celebrations these islands allow. However, to organise a wedding fantastically you need the make sure that you have a set budget in mind which you will work around to the best potential.
Due to this, reality eventually has to kick in: organising a wedding is expensive. In order to have a comfortable (not luxurious) wedding, to cover the cost of 100 guests from all facets one needs to have a budget of at least €10,000. The longer the guest list, the more expensive it gets. If you want to go for complete luxury, then for just 100 guests the price will go up to that of €30,000. Despite this being quite a large budget, at times planners still find it a difficulty to fulfill all of the couple’s wishes.
When working with a wedding planner, in fact, one of the first questions asked is actually what kind of budget they will be working with. Due to living in a country set by presuppositions on what a wedding should be like, many brides and grooms grow up with a thunderous amount of ideas and expectations for their special day, which unless they have an open ended budget for, they might not be able to fulfill. Through the setting of a budget, the wedding planner will be able to guide the couple better in terms of their financial reality and thus leading them to make the right choices that won’t break the bank.
As soon as there is a proposal for marriage, the couple then needs to start planning their wedding and the budget will determine all the remaining factors from now on. Whether it’s choosing a wedding theme, venue and even whom to invite, the bride and groom need to be strict with themselves but also make sure that they are making their own decisions and are not being pushed towards something that they will eventually grow to regret.
By Nicole Borg