Weddings are so personal to the couples getting married that more and more people are trying to organize DIY weddings for themselves. “Not such a bad thing” I hear you say, but actually in the long run, Doing It Yourself could cost you much more.
When you consider that a DIY wedding will require you to make several trips to the venue, (the cost for flights, car hire and hotel accommodation each time, not to mention your precious time and energy), then the meetings with suppliers that may not speak your language very well – if at all, a DIY wedding can in the long run be a false economy.
A good wedding planner appreciates that your wedding is special and will do everything within their power to ensure that your day is unique, runs seamlessly and if there are any problems you probably won’t even know about them. They will work closely with you to ensure your day is just how you imagined it would be and will do all the legwork, meeting suppliers and negotiating on your behalf.
Over the last 6 years I have created a wealth of very good contacts which means that I can often negotiate a very good deal for you We all know that the word “wedding” inflates prices and Italian suppliers are absolutely no exception to this. If they can get away with it they will.
By working so closely with suppliers over the years, I’ve come to appreciate who the reliable ones are. My suppliers will turn up on the day! I have heard horror stories where after months of DIY planning and trips over here at great expense to the couple, the wedding day has arrived and the photographer that has been booked hasn’t turned up. Your wedding day is a special day and you can’t afford for anything to go wrong. A wedding planner is worth their weight in gold and surprisingly, when you consider the cost of travelling here several times, we’re not particularly expensive.
Having a good wedding planner ensures that you don’t have to worry about whether the car will be there; that your flowers will be the right colour; that the priest will be present and that the caterers will turn up at the right time. It means that your day can be stress free – leaving you to enjoy every moment with your friends and family. It’s a small price to pay for piece of mind for what is a once in a lifetime experience and something which can never be repeated.
- #011 Jacqueline Bradshaw