Rochester Brides & Grooms May - November 2017 Issue #51 - Page 105

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. In an initial meeting, the consultant will discuss your budget, number of guests, style of your wedding, and the date. They will then formulate a picture of what you’re planning to do and begin the process of recommending which vendors would best suit your needs based on your tastes, ideas, theme, budget, and location. They will give numerous ideas and recommendations and often go with you to assist in the interviews, or do the interviewing and hiring process completely for you!  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 you and make sure everything goes smoothly on the big day.  Zo ok Ph oto g ra p h y. c om Continued on Page 104 May - November 2017 • 103