Many couples need some help when it comes to planning their special day. This is because planning a wedding can be stressful and difficult. If you don’t know exactly what your vision is or if you aren’t sure how to achieve it, a wedding planner is a great resource for you and your partner! They can help you with every step to be sure that things turn out exactly how you want them to. They can help you choose the perfect caterer, the perfect photographer and the perfect venue (which should definitely be Indian Creek).
Sometimes we need just a bit more help than just friends and family, which is why most couples have a whole team to help them plan and execute the entire day! If you aren’t sure what exact help you need, you have a couple of options. You can choose from a wedding planner, coordinator or designer. They all do different parts of the same job that needs to be done.
Who to hire
A wedding planner is someone who usually puts in the most amount of work. They will help you handle contracts, schedules and will attend all meetings with your vendors. If you have no idea what you want your wedding to be like, this is probably the right choice for you because they can help you with almost everything related to your wedding. They can even help you with the things that come after, like hotel rooms, flights and honeymoon things.
A coordinator does a similar job, but on a much smaller scale. They will typically only be involved for about a month before the wedding and they will almost entirely handle the day-of checklist. This is a good option if you don’t need a full planner, but want someone who can take care of last minute details. They are less expensive than a planner, which may fit your budget better.
Lastly, you can hire a designer. This person’s only job is to help you design the concept. They will provide guidance on aesthetics, color palettes, floor plans and other decor pieces. This is a good option if the design and decor is the most important thing for you. If you don’t need a bunch of help on planning and organization, they are a great resource to help make sure everything looks exactly right.
So, if you have chosen what kind of wedding help you will need, you may be wondering how you can thank them for all of their hard work! One of the best ways to help out your planner is by getting them more work. This can come in a couple of different ways, but referrals are so valuable. If you can refer friends who will be getting married in the future it will be super helpful for the planner to get more jobs, plus it’s a great compliment! You can also share their work on social media or leave a review on their website.
Another way to thank your planner, and really all of your vendors, is to take some time during the reception to thank them. Maybe this is at the end of speeches or right before dinner begins, but this is a great way to make them feel special and appreciated. This doesn’t have to be long or mushy, but letting them know how much you appreciated their help can make them feel great!
Lastly, the most simple way to thank your wedding planner is with an old fashioned thank you card. If you want to make it extra special, you can attach it to some flowers or a bottle of wine to really show your gratitude, but a thoughtful card can do the trick! Be sure to let them know how much you appreciate all of their help and how they helped your day at Indian Creek be seamless and stress free.
While wedding planners make all the difference, we love helping plan, too! Contact Indian Creek today and we can book your date and start planning your special day!