For couples planning a wedding on a budget hiring an independent wedding planner seems like a luxury. Then they discover that the stress and aggravation of trying to do everything themselves can distract from their joyous time.
The process of looking for, interviewing, and eventually hiring all types of independent contractors can get overwhelming fast. Consider hiring a wedding planner to help streamline that long and stressful process. The earlier you decide the more value for your money you will get. Be sure to check with any venue you are considering, to see if they offer an on-site Clermont wedding planner.
Coordinate Your Wedding with an On-site Wedding Planner
The job of the on-site wedding coordinator is to make certain everything at that particular facility concerning your reception or wedding ceremony goes smoothly. The fee for these services are often included in the price of the rental. They can save you hours of legwork by putting you in touch with reputable vendors. They will also:
- Consult with you to discuss additional ideas for the ceremony and reception
- Explain in detail what that venue provides for you and your guests
- Help you to plan a menu in line with your budget
- Arrange food tasting (possible additional charges can apply)
- Create floor plan for the reception, provide you different floor plan options
- Provide cost estimates based on scale and size of wedding
- Explain the deposit and payment schedules
- Oversee all setup during the ceremony and reception
Many of our wedding and reception packages here at the Wesley Center include the use of an onsite Clermont wedding planner. We encourage you to contact us to discuss the details and availability.
Coordinate Your Wedding with an Independent Wedding Planner
The independent wedding planner, also known as wedding coordinator or bridal consultant, provides you a wide array of services from the basic consultation to arranging for every detail of the wedding and reception. The services you get are different depending on the type of planner you hire. Carefully consider which one of these three planners might be the best overall fit for your wedding and reception needs.
1. Consultation: Planner with one-time consultation, in that time your budget and timeline are established. Planner provides you a large list of vendors, and will charge you by the hour for future consultations.
2. Partial: Planner with partial planning only arrives on the scene weeks before your wedding and makes certain all the plans are coming along as expected. Many of these will attend the rehearsal and finalize all the many details needed to be done. These services can either be billed as a flat-fee or by the hour.
3. Full Service: Planner who works with you from beginning to the end is considered full service, and they will get to know all your needs and tastes throughout the process. They will help craft a timeline and budget with you, make recommendations for food, drink, and entertainment vendors, and work on organizing the colors, style, and theme of the wedding. This planner has close connections with a large array of local vendors who can easily fit in your budget.
The job of the wedding planner is to work to get you the best deal with potential vendors so you can have that dream wedding within your budget. Be sure to get all vendor quotes in writing so that after the reception you are not saddled with any vendor bills that were more than you expected.
When choosing a Clermont wedding planner, make sure they are a current member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) or follow that association’s strict code of ethics. This means they are required to discuss up front any referral fees with vendors that could be passed onto a client.