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Consultants: Let a Professional Handle It!

What exactly does a wedding consultant do?
Wedding consultants simply stated are professional wedding planners. In general, a consultant can sit down with you and plan your wedding from A to Z, act as the go-between for you and the florist, baker, caterer, DJ, and photographer, and do just about everything for you except show up in a white dress on your wedding day…if that is what you want!

Since weddings are their business, consultants are experienced in just about all areas of wedding planning. They have a wealth of knowledge, ideas, experience and most importantly contacts that you would otherwise not be privy to! Of course, every wedding consultant is different and provides different services, so you will need to check with the individual as to exactly what they do!

Afraid of the wedding consultant stealing the show?

Having a wedding consultant does not mean you have to give up all of the power and stand in a corner while someone else makes all the decisions. Your consultant will have as big or as small a role in the wedding as you wish. Don’t be afraid to communicate your desires and to double-check that the consultant understands them… after all that is what you are paying for!!

Who should use a wedding consultant?

Consultants are especially helpful to brides who are planning an out-of-town wedding, have fast-paced, hectic schedules or in general don’t have the time or energy required to plan the wedding of their dreams! Having someone available to make all of the necessary phone calls, meet with various wedding professionals and do all of the tedious legwork is priceless!

What about the cost of hiring a wedding consultant!

The cost of a wedding consultant will vary depending upon the area in which you are planning your wedding and the extent of service you require. Some will bill for 10 to 20% of the total cost of the wedding, while others will charge a flat fee.

In my opinion…anyone who can afford to hire a wedding consultant should absolutely go for it!! Although it may seem like an unnecessary cost and service, I promise a good wedding consultant will actually save you lots of time, money, and headaches in the long run!

Experienced wedding consultants will know where to find good deals and help you to stay within your budget. They may even have connections that allow for discounts. Wedding consultants also work with other wedding professionals all of the time, so they know which ones are professional and reliable. A consultant will be able to help you hire a quality service provider and get the most out of your money!

If you still can’t decide whether you want to use a wedding consultant…
Call around, go out and interview a couple consultants! Check out Hiring a Wedding Consultant for helpful tips on interviewing and hiring a wedding consultant! There is no harm done in meeting with a few different consultants just to see what they are like or what services they provide. After each meeting, you should have a better idea of what you want to do!

It is also a good idea to talk with any friends, family members, or co-workers that were married recently and used wedding consultants themselves. If they are like most newlyweds, they will be happy to share what they learned from their own experiences of planning a wedding!




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