I am not saying that a wedding planner should be your first call after you get engaged…call your friends and family first! However, the earlier on in your planning process you contact a wedding planner the better off you will be.
The first critical step in planning your wedding is going to be setting up your budget. Most wedding planners offer a complimentary consultation and budget is often one of the things discussed. At that first meeting, you’ll get a good idea of how much your wedding will cost and how to prioritize your budget to include all of the “hidden” costs. A great wedding planner will help you stick to it.
Working with a wedding planner from the beginning can help avoid some pitfalls and can help couples really avoid a lot of stress and wasted time. We will make sure you have the appropriate wedding professional to help fit your budget and vision.
That being said, it’s never a wrong time to start working with a wedding planner. At Memorable Events, we have worked with couples as far as 18 months in advance, to as little as three weeks prior to the event. Often couples will start the planning process on their own and have some basic plans laid out but come to realize that they could use some help finalizing the details.
DIY brides often find themselves feeling a bit overwhelmed as the big day comes closer and they realize there needs to be someone to pull all of these elements together as well as oversee the day.