Planning - Ashley Nicole Affair packages
Here’s the truth - a “day of planner” works much longer hours than just a “day.” Most first-time brides can have a tendency to underestimate the value of a planner. There is a lot of time, passion, and behind-the-scenes work that takes place so miracles can happen. Before you commit to a planner, it’s very important to meet with them to see if you mesh, see if they understand your love story, and see if they can bring your particular vision to life. The relationship between you must be a trusting, cohesive one because they will be your right-hand man throughout the entire process. You will spend a lot of time with your planner, maybe not always in person, but certainly over the phone, through text messages, and emails. A planner spends countless hours answering emails, taking and making phone calls, conducting meetings, site visits, tastings, connecting with your vendors, putting together paperwork, navigating timelines, floor plans, and acting as a liaison between your family, friends, and guests. They will coordinate your rehearsal, assist the officiant with their speech, bustle your dress, plate up your dinner, keep you on your timeline, conduct your grand exit, pack up your belongings, and ensure your gifts make it home safely. After the end of your wedding, they have spent close to 100 hours just on your wedding alone even though you only have spent 15 hours with them personally.
As a bride, it is important to recognize the value your planner brings and be willing to compensate them fairly for everything they do. Your coordinator is your safety net, the person who troubleshoots on the fly, and can act as the "bad guy" if someone upsets you on wedding day, If there are hiccups along the way, you will never know. A planner is always prepared with emergency kits, a car full of the most random items that you’d never think of yourself but probably will end up needing and using. Your planner is the voice, the reason, and the calm in the storm. If you ask them for a safety pin, Tylenol, or a hair tie they will have it to you within seconds. Your planner is the point of contact for you, your guests, and all your vendors. They are passionate, perfectionists, professional, and personable. You can’t put a price tag on that!