Over the course of a relationship there are many important milestones. From the first glance to the first date to the first kiss, it can feel like a long journey to the eventual proposal. So now that you’re engaged, what comes next? It’s normal to feel overwhelmed by all the tasks on your plate. There are many things to consider, including seating arrangements, flowers, music, venue and of course, the wedding dress! If you’re feeling stressed, a wedding planner could be the answer! A full-service wedding planner is there to assist you through everything, The right wedding planner can help you maximize your budget and minimize your stress. So how do you choose the right wedding planner for an Israeli wedding?
Why hire a wedding planner?
Choosing to have professional on hand is a key way to ensure that on your wedding day, you are basking in newlywed bliss – not looking for an extension cord to help an ill-prepared DJ! A planner can give your event a professional edge, ensuring a seamless sense of continuity between all the aspects of your wedding. A great planner will work with you to develop a timeline, a budget, and all others details. He or she will as be able to give you etiquettes advice, style suggestion and great resources. Being in the wedding industry means developing relationships with cake designer, venue, bands, and shops – so your wedding planner will be become a great resource to you.
Finding the Perfect Wedding Planner
The best way to find a wedding planner is by word of mouth – either through friends, colleagues or family, or by reading reviews from other brides. These days, many wedding planners showcase their work in local magazines, websites, and blogs. This can give you a great feel for a planner’s style and ability. Choose two or three wedding planners to meet with or talk with on the phone. It’s important to meet with the wedding planner to establish a relationship and ensure that you will be able to share a vision for your big day. Ask to see a portfolio, and talk about what you are planning for your wedding. A good wedding planner will work with your vision to help turn it into a reality! It’s also important to discuss budget and expectations during your preliminary meeting.
Choose a Wedding Planning package that’s right for you!
Most wedding planners offer different packages that include full planning, partial planning, and day-of coordination. Depending on budget and need, you’ll need to select the package that’s right for you. You’ll need to think about how much time you have to invest in your Israeli wedding. If you are looking forward to all the details, there’s no reason to book a full planning package. If you just want a professional to be onsite during the celebrations, then a day of coordination is right for you. Finding yourself somewhere in the middle? Partial planning might be the way to go! Most wedding coordinators would also be happy to make a special package just for you, so don’t be afraid to ask for “a la carte” services.
Make sure you have a written contract in place
Just like any relationship, it’s important to discuss expectations before you sign on the dotted line. Read the contract carefully, and ensure that you are okay with all the details. Your wedding planner will likely require a deposit to start planning, and the balance will be due just before the wedding. Once you’ve selected your wedding planner, it’s time to work together to start making arrangements for your Israeli wedding. Arrange some meetings and a basic planning timeline – and let the planning begin!