Why hire a planner when you've been poring over the wedding mags for months and imagined every detail of your big day a thousand times? Because even the most organised brides can hit snags and require some specialist advice, that's why. Planners are focused totally on the minutiae of the event, and keep up with all the latest trends. It's like having a fashion designer sort out your wardrobe.
Apparently, four out of five weddings go over budget, so it makes sense to let a planner look at your available cash and ensure that it goes further. A planner will also have the know-how and contacts to negotiate some great deals for you with venues, caterers, florists and so on. They'll do the ringing round, net-surfing and price comparisons while you get on with the romantic stuff. Also, a good wedding planner will help you plan your theme for the day and ensure that you look both beautiful and on trend.
Your planner will project-manage the whole event and keep you informed of progress made and deals struck, plus sorting out payment with suppliers on your behalf. This frees you up to go to work, go on a diet, go out drinking, go to a spa, or go weak at the knees thinking of your groom! And on the day itself, your planner will have arranged everything so well (we hope) that all you need to do is say 'I do.' So consider the planner's fee as money wisely invested.
For more hints and tips that will help take some of the stress out of organising your big day, check out our wedding information pages. They're an indispensable source of wedding planning tips and style advice for any bride to be and we are adding to them all the time so make sure you visit us again. And don't forget to browse Henry Kaye's complete range of stunning bridal and bridesmaid shoes, stylish formal boyswear, gorgeous bridesmaid dresses, and exquisite wedding bags and wedding accessories.