The 6 Things a Bride Should Never Say to Her Wedding Planner
Just like any relationship, the one between a bride and her, your wedding planner is built on quality communication. There are things you should say and things you definitely shouldn’t say if you want the outcome (i.e. your wedding) to be a raging success.
“My [insert family member] does florals as a hobby and offered to help!”
We love when couples want to incorporate family members into the planning details,but unless that person is a licensed professional, it often adds more stress and work than relief or help.
“My [insert friend or family member] thinks I should…”
this indicates there are too many people in charge, which creates a mess. It’s a mish-mash of decisions and input, often resulting in chaos for the planner.Basically, too many cooks spoil the pot. Brides and groom should make the final decisions.
“My friend said her planner did such and such…”
You hired us for a reason to fulfill your dream of having the best wedding. You never know the real reason behind the advice people give you and everyone’s style is so different. In order to have a wedding that’s truly ‘you’ it is best to leave everyone else out of it.
“Well, we can spend more than we said.”
It’s frustrating when brides and grooms give a budget to work with, and then continue to overspend on every single item. We want our clients to feel satisfied that we’ll keep them on budget, but we can’t do that when they’re spending based on a secret budget inside their own heads.
“I know we said 75,000 was the budget but we need to cut it to 40,000.”
Oh and we don’t want to compromise on the design either. Uh yeah, okay. This is especially infuriating when couples wait until the last minute to let their wedding planners. Photos of multiple million-dollar weddings ripped straight from Pinterest along with the phrase, “But I’m on a budget.” Well, turns out, lavish Pinterest weddings cost money, and in weddings as in life, one gets what one pays for.
“I’m not sure what my budget is.”
The reality is, you have a sense of your budget, but you may think that if you give the planner a high number, she will spend every penny. Rest assured, a professional planner is not trying to bleed your budget dry. Instead, our job is to provide and find value. So when you tell us you have no budget, we never believe you. Remember: even a range is helpful. Also, be clear about what your budget includes. Is it just for the ceremony and reception, or are you also including the dress, rings and honeymoon? A professional planner will help you to manage your budget from concept to completion!