Is hiring a day of wedding planner best for you or not? Some brides want to hire a full time wedding planner to take care of everything from beginning to end. In New Orleans the big planners like Wink Design & Events or Unique Weddings In New Orleans or Absolutely NOLA have years of experience dealing with brides and their venues and vendors. Using a planner from beginning to end is a great idea if your wedding is a destination. Even if you were born and raised here, planning your big day from out of town can be a killer. And really you want it to be a good experience, not stressful.
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Some brides have the luxury to plan their wedding in the city or they may have plenty of time to devote to the preparation. There are so many meetings that are required to orchestrate an event that is unique to them. In that case, more power to them! It is empowering to know that you are the one that is making every decision and choice in what will be the most important day in your life. Starting off from the ceremony venue, whether it is a church, synagogue or another type of venue that is the first thing you need to take care of. You can’t have a reception if you don’t have a ceremony, right?
Having your ceremony and reception in the same location is very trendy and that has its own challenges but can be very good for the budget if you hold everything in one place. A wedding planner can certainly assist in suggesting the best places to do this, or help you find a church or synagogue that is appropriate for your faith. If you use a day of wedding planner or not, take time to visit the venues and ask the right questions so you are sure that this is a perfect fit for you. In New Orleans some beautiful venues for ceremony/receptions are Race & Religious or The Elms Mansion. Places like the New Orleans Board of Trade, Felicity Church or the Balcony Ballroom are also fantastic choices for combination ceremonies and receptions.
So, what if you want to take care of all the big stuff? You know the venue you want. You chose your photographer at the last New Orleans Weddings Magazine bridal show. You know you want a videographer like Ashley Marks and you definitely want GoGo Booth for your photo experience. But you don’t want to deal with the details on the day of the wedding. You want to hire a day of the wedding planner. This is a great idea to get the pressure off of you, but know that it is not that simple.
Your planner must know who all of your vendors are, what your contracts say, what times they are expected. This is the only way that they are going to be able to keep everyone on tract that day. I found this good article On the Bride’s Side that gives you a little more insight and you need to make sure that whomever you hire is familiar with all of your vendors ahead of time.
So make sure that you are making the best decisions for you. Choose a planner that you like and feel comfortable working with for a long period of time. And book GoGo Booth in advance so you are sure to get the best photo experience for your special day! Contact Us!