You have a lot of choices when it comes to planners, so start by thinking about what you’re looking for in a wedding planner. Do you need someone to handle everything from start to finish? or you need a wedding planner to find you the best service providers? There are 4 types of wedding planners and whatever your need is, you will surely find your fit.
Planning a wedding is very hectic and will leave you mad- literally. There are just too many pieces to knit together, and even if you start planning a year earlier, you’ll never completely have every piece in the right place.
It is for this reason that many people are opting for wedding planners.
The alternative to a wedding planner is hosting weekly wedding meetings. Besides gathering ideas and service providers, wedding meetings are a way of soliciting money to fund for one’s wedding.
However, most couples are starting to realize that such meetings are more stressing and exhausting – your auntie, cousin, sister, and friend has an idea – and they want to implement it on your wedding[your special day]. And if you reject their idea, they will take it “personal.”
However, that does not have to be the case. If you want to stay free of such drama, you can simply hire a professional wedding planner to do everything for you while you fold your legs back in your couch, snuggle, and watch your dream wedding come to life.
In fact, a wedding planner could save you a lot of time, money, headache, and mess that your friends and relatives would have gotten you into. That’s because most of your relatives will hire their friends – who may not have enough experience – and in the long run, ruin your function.
Before you hire a wedding planner, you need to understand that there are various types of wedding planners, and each type has its limits. If you do not understand this, you are bound to get disappointed when you pay someone expecting them to do everything and they don’t.
Types of wedding planners in Uganda and why you may need a specific of a wedding planner
You have a lot of choices when it comes to planners, so start by thinking about what you’re looking for and read up about your different options before meeting with any candidates.
Be sure you’re clear on the extent of the services a potential wedding planner is willing to provide when you interview them to make sure you’re going to receive all the support you’re expecting. Below, find a detailed breakdown of your options and which one might be right for you.
1. Full-Service Wedding Planner
A full-service planner handles it all—both design and coordination—from start to finish (like creating the overall vision, hiring and meeting with vendors and arranging weekend activities for your guests). They help craft your budget, create and manage your planning timeline, recommend, procure and negotiate with vendors and review, facilitate and attend site selection and walk-throughs.
They also help manage your guest list, timelines, floor plans, event design, etiquette, and on-site management. This type of planner is great for couples who are having a complex event or simply want a professional to guide them every step of the way and handle all the details of executing their vision.
Why you will need to hire a Full- Service wedding planner:
If you want to maintain your sanity; you see the value in having a professional guide you through the process and handle all the details then a full-service wedding planner is the solution. You understand the myriad of moving parts, trust the process and know an experienced pro is the best way to plan your wedding weekend without losing your mind.
2. Event Designer or Styling wedding planner
An event designer focuses on pulling together the overall look of the day rather than organizing all the logistical details (like the timeline or budget). They’re like an interior designer for your event, so they may work with other vendors—from stationers to florists—to bring your vision to life based on the style and atmosphere you’ve dreamed up. Please be aware that they won’t handle the organization or logistics.
A wedding designer isn’t necessarily a must if you would like to work with your venue manager, wedding planner and/or florist (some florists are also design experts who will help you with the décor and design concept, as well as the centerpieces and bouquets) to create your wedding décor concept. Busy couples often turn to event designers to achieve a unique theme idea or concept—or just to make sure their reception looks amazing. In Uganda, the decorators offer this service without an extra charge.
Why you’d hire a stylist/Event designer:
Like I mentioned above, Uganda decorators have always taken up this activity as part of their decoration package. However, if you obsess over the details or want your wedding published; You want the extra-special finishing touches without the worry of making them happen, you need to find an exceptionally good decorator and ensure they understand your vision.
3. À La Carte/Partial Service wedding planner
This part-time pro helps you shape the event by giving you décor suggestions, vendor recommendations or assistance with specific projects.
1. You could hire a planner to tap them for different vendors but you would do the contacting, negotiating and managing. Your planner would be there to provide design support and on-site execution. A partial wedding planner gets you good referrals from a trusted source and offers his expertise and experience. What it lacks is the professional, real-time guidance of someone managing and negotiating these elements on your behalf with big-picture focus.
2. You could hire a partial planner to assist with coordinating a few, versus every, detail. You get the professional support you need where you need it most.
Why you’d hire a partial wedding planner:
You want a little more support beyond just your wedding day, and you know you need a pro to get you there.
4. Day-of Coordination or Month-of Coordination wedding planner
A day-of or month-of wedding planner helps to make sure everything runs smoothly on the actual wedding day but isn’t really involved much beforehand. Most will begin their involvement at least a month before the wedding to truly make sure all things are in order. They’ll handle all your vendors and setup on the day of your wedding, as well as any type of cleanup or post-wedding duties, this is to enable you and your family members can just relax and enjoy the day. A day-of wedding coordinator is perfect for couples who plan to be very hands-on during the wedding planning phase but want someone to take care of all the details the week before and be there on the day of the wedding.
Again, this wedding planner does not handle the contracts and organization of the wedding.
Why you’d hire a day-of or month-of coordinator:
Because you know the ship won’t steer itself on your wedding day. You want a pro to handle the details, troubleshoot any problems without you knowing and keep the wheels moving for a stress-free and happy day. The worst thing that could happen is the couple realizing that a certain service provider has not shown up or their service is inadequate. This could ruin their day and mess up the wedding. The day-of planner would be available to absorb such issues.
Need a wedding planner?
Parties en Events is a full-service event planning company dedicated to tailoring experiential, personal and customized weddings, introduction/kwanjula and corporate events. Our clients describe their celebrations as personal, stylish, timeless and unique. Whether we’re planning your wedding, engagement party, bridal shower rehearsal dinner or after-wedding brunch, nothing is too small or too big for our team of experts! Personal attention is what we’re known for…Let’s design the wedding of your dreams!
Call us: 0779118148 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org