Alright so we can't predict the weather (wouldn't that be nice) but we can steer couples away from red flags during their planning process. Maybe it doesn't come from a cosmic super power but let's call it "wedding planner intuition."
From a bride ordering her custom wedding dress online to a "friend of a friend" DJ'ing your wedding... we try to steer couples away from these potential catastrophe's because it is simply not worth it for you to save a bit in one area and cost yourself the headache or disappointment in the long run.
It happens to all of us. We see a good price or an opportunity to save money, maybe even an impulse shopping decision. I myself was guilty over Black Friday when cruising on Amazon Prime I saw some beautiful sequin linens that were so beautiful in the photos I just had to have them. So I added them to my cart and right as I was about to check out I saw another listing from the same shop and looked through some of their other items. That's when I started reading the reviews from customers who unfortunately received the items that looked nothing like they did in the picture. Not only that, they didn't match the measurements of the linens listed. Even if it wasn't a wedding day, lets say it was a birthday party or even a gathering that you are hosting and you are so excited about how this linen is going to tie everything together. You receive it and it's missing sequins or looks like it was sewn by a blind monkey! Now you are rushing to find a plan B.
What is my point? Rushing to find a plan B when it comes to your wedding is unnecessary stress that you don't need. We can only encourage you to take our advice when it comes to hiring professionals and quality product that we know is going to meet your expectation. Why risk a years worth of planning and organizing a timeline when your friend of a friend DJ shows up and pretty much thinks they are there to party instead of following a timeline or making announcements to keep everything running smoothly. As a wedding planner, there is nothing worse than feeling like you are trying to do multiple jobs at once and still not able to fix the couple's disappointment due to another vendor failing to do what they were hired to do.
So when you hire a wedding planner you are also hiring someone who has learned from years of experience and understands how to avoid these red flags. We've learned from our own challenges, and we recommendations on professionals who we know and trust to go above an beyond to make a couple's day amazing.
~ Happy Planning & Happy Holiday shopping -
p.s Read the reviews first!!
XoXo - Veronica