Friday, 23 September 2011

Do you really have Time to Plan a Wedding?

When you first start planning your wedding you may think to yourself this is going to be easy, think again...

On average it takes around 250 hours to plan a wedding, doesn't sound that much does it?  It's a lot more than you think especially when you take in your normal day to day life, not to mention the time you still need to spend with your future spouse.

There are so many things that you need to take care of it not just about booking a venue and off you go and there will be a million things that you won't think of and just as many choices, and it all takes time to organise and you will be surprised by just how time consuming it can all be.

Take a look at this and see just how little time you have each week

All these times are average per day

Eating (includes cooking etc)
Email, internet, watching tv 
Personal (bathing, toilet, getting ready to go out, etc)
Socialising (visiting/spending time with family & friends
Shopping (whether it be food shopping or retail therapy
Cleaning  (washing clothes, cleaning house, washing dishes etc)

This only leaves you half an hour per day to be planning one of the most important days of your life! Yeah but I have the weekends I hear you say, for most of us catching up on all the things we can't do during the week.   So time is even more precious.   When people rush their wedding planning they make rash decisions which can end up being costly at the end of the day, something you might like today you might see something better in 3 months time.   I had one client buy her dress on a whim, it cost her over £1000 then a few months later she saw the dress of her dreams and ended up buying that too.   Not only did she more than double her outlay for her dress, she was left with a gown that she couldn't recoup the money back on.   I have had couples book wedding bands and again a while later see someone else they liked better, they lost their deposit on the original band booked.

Having a wedding planner on board can help you with the whole time management, we do the leg work for you, we collate information from suppliers for you to look at and make informed decisions at your leisure and more importantly you can make the decisions together as a couple, and save you money,  after all your wedding day is about both of you and making it as personal as possible.  You might think but I have friends and family who can do loads for me, that might be true, but it's your wedding and the reality is that its just not up there on their priority list and remember they too are also bound by their own busy lives and schedules.

Being a wedding planner I have a whole range of incredible suppliers who are not only reliable but offer the best services possible, each and every one of them care about every single wedding that they assist with as if it were their own, if they didn't have that mind set I simply wouldn't use them. 

Don't forget the day itself, you want your friends and family there to share your day and enjoy every moment of it just as much as you will, the last thing that you want is for your friends and family running around getting everything done and sorting out any blips that might occur, we can offer our On The Day Management, we will make sure that you have everything you need, that your venues are set up the way you want them and that everything is perfect, we will liaise with all your suppliers and make sure that all your guests are taken care of throughout the day.  

Your wedding is all about you both and the start of the rest of your lives together, I can help make that happen with the best suppliers, the best advice and guidance (all the decisions are yours! ) and bring it all together with the least amount of stress, so you are free to enjoy your engagement and wedding day.

For more information contact Fiona at Beauty Weddings

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