Rochester Brides & Grooms Issue 52 November 2017 - May 2018 - Page 107

W edding P lanners & C onsultants Wedding Planners & Consultants A wedding planner handles all of the logistics of your big day. While they are another vendor you hire for your wedding, they can be invaluable and will save you time, money, stress, and sometimes even your personal relationships!  They will perform as a professional always, an impartial opinion when needed, a banker to keep you inside your budget, and a confidant as required.  They will work with everyone involved to best assist in making you dream wedding a reality. Full Service There are a couple different ways to hire wedding planners. If you are overwhelmed by the entire wedding planning process and want your day to go off without a hitch, hire a full-service planner.   They will be with you from the very beginning to end of your wedding planning experience, as well as be there to support om you and make sure everything goes smoothly on the big day.  Day of Coordination If you are comfortable with the planning process and have a good grasp on which vendors to hire and how to stay in your budget, but want someone there on your actual wedding day, you can hire a coordinator with a Day-Of contract. You will generally meet with them about a month before your wedding and discuss with them all of the details you have mapped out. With this knowledge, they will be at your ceremony and reception to make sure that everything goes according to plan, and be there to fix it if it doesn't! This way, you will completely be able to relax and enjoy your wedding. Partial Planning You may find that full service is more than you need, but day of coordination is not enough.   In this case many planners offer partial planning services to meet your needs. Wedding Design A wedding designer is different then a planner, although many times one professional is able to do both for you. A designer will be in charge of the aesthetics of the day, and will be able to take the vision you have for your wedding and turn it into a reality. From decor to flowers to lighting and more, they will be in charge of transforming the venue you chose and create a very unique space just for you. November - May 2018 • 107