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10 Reasons To Hire A Wedding Planner

Have you started planning your wedding and feel like you could do with an extra pair of hands? Or a new best friend? Hiring a Wedding Planner will take away the stress of planning your special day, get the most value for your money and keep everything on track throughout the wedding planning process. If you are still unsure and would like to know how a Wedding Planner can help you, we, Karishma Manwani Events, have listed 10 reasons to hire a Wedding Planner that will help you decide!

moment of happiness between bride and her bridesmaids

Wedding planning is a full-time job. According to Brides magazine, on average, couples take a whole year to plan a wedding. Add that to your full-time job, family gatherings, social commitments and quality time with your fiancé, you may not have enough hours left in the day! 

As your Wedding Planner, we will:

    • Source and manage the various suppliers
    • Negotiate rates with them to get you the best deal
    • Check through contracts to ensure everything is clear and transparent
    • Work through timelines and to-do lists so that nothing is forgotten or missed out
    • Manage RSVPs and keep your guests informed at all times
    • Secure your preferred venue and vendors on your behalf

Hiring a Wedding Planner will allow you to hand over all these time-consuming responsibilities to an experienced professional, someone who has done this over and over again and knows how to do it. 

2. We can keep things stress-free

We create all the necessary timelines and checklists for the run-up to the wedding and for the wedding itself, and we make sure everyone sticks to them. We manage every booked supplier, and we liaise with them every step of the way and keep them well informed of your wedding plans throughout the wedding planning process. One week before the wedding, we send every supplier a detailed timeline of the wedding day itself so that they know where they have to at any given point so that everything runs seamlessly. We also make detailed wedding day timelines for immediate family members so that they know how the day is going to unfold. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy your wedding day! 

Tamil bride and Gujrati groom at their wedding ceremony at The Savoy Hotel in London

3. We will help you set a realistic budget and get the most out of it

We know exactly what things cost, and we will share that knowledge with you. We aim to provide you with great value for your money. We will assist with helping you stay on track with your wedding expenditure, source quality suppliers who fit nicely within your budget and can negotiate the costs to get you some great deals. 

4. We will ensure you have the best suppliers 

We know who the best suppliers in the industry are to go to, plus we can do searches and checks with all of your chosen suppliers that you have in mind/booked already. We only work with the most trusted and professional companies as we want you, our client, to have the best experience ever and we have to look after our reputation too.

Indian wedding planners, Karishma Manwani Events, celebrating with bride and groom.

5. We come with a lot of industry knowledge and experience

Wedding Planners know the industry inside out! We know how to manage supplier expectations, what needs to be done by when and have the best insights to the industry. We are also great problem solvers and can offer advice on tricky situations. 

“When should I send out my Save-the-Dates? How much should I spend on my wedding cake? How do I manage my mum and my mother-in-laws’ expectations?”

Wedding planners have seen it all, and we are only a phone call away to offer support and guidance when needed. Before you know it, you will have to make decisions! Decisions you haven’t even thought about, and trust us, there are a lot of decisions to be made.

6. We have a list of stunning venues and talented suppliers around the world

Having a wedding planner is a ‘must’ for brides who are planning a destination wedding, whether it is in a different city or country. If you’re miles or time zones away from the location, it’ll be helpful to hire someone knowledgable with the region, local vendors and venues and can handle all the time-consuming admin and contractual work.

A wedding planner that’s familiar with the destination can also organise the logistics you’ll need to consider for your guests. For example, airport transfers, hotel accommodations, in-room welcome baskets, maps and directions as well as local activities for your guests to do during their downtime.

Indian wedding in Tenerife

7. We will always have your back and offer you professional solutions

We may all love our family members and friends, but sometimes their opinions may cloud your judgement (and not in a good way). A wedding planner who knows your style and understands the vision for your big day will keep that in mind any time you have to choose during the wedding planning process. While family members and friends may have ideas and suggestions, planners can provide an unbiased, educated and creative feedback that you won’t receive from anyone else. 

After all, this is our expertise! 

Bride and groom cake cutting with cold pyros

8. We are an unlimited source of ideas and inspiration, and we can talk about weddings all day long! 

You may find it hard to come up with fun and unique styles or themed ideas. We are always ready to help you fine-tune an aesthetic that speaks to your love and your personalities, all while looking beautiful on camera and providing your guests with a great experience. 

Although the ultimate decision should always be yours, talking with a professional wedding planner can help with brainstorming ideas and finding clarity. All we ask from you is to be willing to start with an open mind and finish with confidence so strong that you are not second-guessing anything!

9. We will coordinate the entire day so that you can enjoy quality time with your partner and loved ones

No need to have your bridesmaids going around setting things up on the morning of the wedding, or asking a handful of family members to handle important last-minute tasks. Let your wedding planner layout the tables, coordinate the vendors as they arrive, keep track of the wedding day timeline, and go above and beyond to allow you and your partner to enjoy your wedding day fully with your loved ones. 

10. We will not accept anything but perfection! 

Wedding planners are all about perfection and attention to detail. It takes a lot of time, money and effort to plan the perfect wedding, and we make sure the wedding day goes exactly as you once envisioned. We also think of all the little details that usually get overlooked or forgotten but will complete the look and feel of your event. We truly believe that those finishing touches are ones that go a long way. We bring our couple’s ideas to life, big or small, we make the impossible possible! No request too big for us and we will make your special day a perfect one. 

At Karishma Manwani Events, we work around you and your lifestyle to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams. As a luxury wedding & event planning company based in London, we specialise in curating beautiful and highly personal parties across the globe. Our services are completely tailored to each client, listening to you, transforming your vision and creating an event that could only ever be yours. Visit our portfolio to be inspired or contact us here to find out more about our luxury wedding and event planning services. We can’t wait to work with you!