Why vendors recommend hiring a Wedding Planner for your destination wedding.
Updated: Mar 12, 2020
Guest writer Yohana from Florette Bali
Before you say “I do” here is why I believe you should first say “I do” to a destination wedding planner.
As a florist in Bali I have been privileged to work on many couple’s special day. So why do I recommend hiring a wedding planner?
They are the experts
This is the number one reason for hiring a wedding planner. Whether you’re expecting 40 or 140 people, planning is more than picking out some pretty flowers and arranging table décor. A wedding planner essentially combines the role of designer, accountant, vendor and venue co-ordinator, usher and so much more. They’re clued into everything that goes into throwing a wedding, the most important details, the details you probably haven’t even thought of yet and any day-of emergencies that may pop up, be it the bubbles in the champagne or the overbearing in-laws. For a destination wedding hiring a wedding planner that is on the ground can, and will, save you much stress. They have relationships with all the venues and best vendors available meaning you don’t have to trudge through email, after email, after email just trying to find some tables for the reception.
They can keep you in budget
How can paying someone to help plan my wedding actually save me money? Sounds a bit backward I know but because they have established relationships with vendors they are always getting the best deals. Deals that aren’t available to the regular bride and groom. They also have previous experience of what does and what wont work on your special day. So they will likely steer you away from unnecessary purchases like umbrellas at a cliff top wedding, an open air reception during wet season or even fireworks near Alang-Alang (grass) roof tops. By having the experts on hand they will make sure your money is spent wisely and not wasted.
They reduce stress
From a vendor's perspective, working with a wedding planner instead of directly with the bride or groom or their parents can keep things streamlined and stress-free. Instead of annoying the bride on the day of the wedding with flower placement it’s easier to run it all through the wedding planner. They already know what your design is and how it should look. They will deal with multiple vendors, emailing questions and quotes and dealing with issues (often in either another language or in broken English), they co-ordinate all the suppliers during set up of the ceremony and reception. Let them stress, it’s what you pay them to do.
You'll be exposed to new ideas.
Most brides-to-be will generally spend hours scrolling through Pinterest, Instagram and Google Images searching for fresh inspiration. But a planner will have countless brilliant and original ideas for your ceremony and reception, many of which can't be found online. Whether you want a geometric tropical ceremony arch or memorable dessert spread, if you ask they’ll brainstorm something together with their preferred vendors that will probably knock your socks off.
They’ll Bring Your Vision to Life
The right destination wedding planner will help you make the wedding of your dreams come to life, but only if you pick the right one. I recommend to think of your initial meeting with a planner as a first date. You really want to make sure there is a connection and that you share the same vision. You’re going to be spending a lot of time together so go to the meeting armed with a few basic questions, and then listen to their responses carefully. Whether you’re envisioning a cliff top affair or a tropical beach ceremony, the right planner will know of the best locations and suppliers to pull it off.
So as you can see, a wedding planner is so much more than Hollywood makes it out to be. Hiring a wedding planner for a destination wedding will ensure that your big day turns out the way you wanted with the price tag you needed, and the stress of planning a wedding is
nowhere to be seen.
Written by Florette Bali