So many people, these days, move out of state for school or jobs but when thinking about getting married they want to make it happen back "home". Home is where their families and friends are and where couples want to celebrate the beginning of their new lives together. It all sounds so perfect and romantic, until the long distance planning begins. Planning a wedding long distance can be difficult and stressful. There are many reasons that an out of town couple should consider hiring a planner that is located where the wedding will take place. Here are a few of the top reasons to consider:
1. If you are getting married where your family is located, you may initially consider to use them for the majority of the planning. This can place a lot of pressure and stress on them and also add extra stress onto your relationship with them. A planner can assist you, as a professional, so that you and your family can enjoy the planning process together.
2. A local planner will know the best vendors and venues for your budget and style. They will have a large network of vendors that they trust and can give you recommendations. This will save you hours of research online.
3. If you are unavailable to travel back to the wedding city often, a local planner will act as your point person. Your planner can attend any meetings with vendors or do any venue walk throughs in your place. If you are able to travel back for meetings, a planner can schedule appointments for you and attend alongside you. Planners know the questions to ask and will make sure every detail is taken care of so that on your big day nothing will be missed.
4. A planner can act as a coordinator for the wedding day, taking care of all of the logistics. On the day of the wedding, you will want to spend as much quality time as you can with your family and friends that you may not have seen in a while. Having a planner on your team will free up your time from things like decorating, managing vendors and cleaning up at the end of the night. A planner can manage the entire event for you so that you and your family can sit back, enjoy the party and celebrate the big event together.
Whether you are an out of town couple or local to your wedding city, there are many ways a planner/coordinator can help you! We would love to chat with you to tell us more about our services and how we could help you!