December 18, 2008

Wedding Planning 101: Hiring a Wedding Consultant

My friend, Veronica, of Behind The Scenes, has written a great article on Wedding Planning.

Here's a peek....


In addition to helping make your wedding dreams come true within your budget — and perhaps saving you from costly mistakes — a consultant will save you time. With today’s hectic lifestyles, many bridal couples and their families do not have the time for the detailed planning and work that a beautiful wedding requires.”— Association of Bridal Consultants.

Not only is the above statement 100 percent true, but an educated wedding consultant can do much more for a bridal couple than the couple could ever do for themselves. For starters, a seasoned wedding consultant can work within any budget. Whether you and your fiance have $5,000 or $500,000 a professional wedding consultant will put in the man hours that it takes to make your wedding day dreams come true. That’s because they take the time to get to know their area, the vendors, the tricks of the trade, up-and-coming trends and much more. Wedding consultants do this by networking with local vendors, not just caterers, photographers, etc, but rental companies, wholesale glass companies, linen companies etc; they even take classes on wedding trends, and contracting. When you hire a consultant he or she pulls resources together to make all wedding dreams happen—and all within your budget.

Another reason for hiring a wedding consultant is because they can save couples lots of time by suggesting vendors for the bridal couple. As part of the wedding consultants duties, not only will he or she, find vendors that fit in that couples budget, but also ones with great customer service and talent to do the job right. Couples that rely on the Internet or the yellow pages often end up spending way more time than they should on their wedding and they take the chance that the vendor they hire won’t do the specific job that they need them to do.

Read the rest of the article here.


Veronica Foster, PBC, is the owner of Behind The Scenes Inc, a full-service wedding planning company located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Veronica is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, the Triad Bridal Association and the North Carolina State Coordinator for the Association of Bridal Consultants.

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