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Why Do I Need a Wedding Planner in Charleston?

Why Do I Need a Wedding Planner in Charleston?

7.12.21

When hosting your own wedding, it’s typically your first time putting together an event of such grandeur, where you’re both managing and are the key decision-maker on every aspect: budget, decor, timing, all the things! While this may naturally feel like an exciting feat, (finally you get to decide the menu!), there are tons of new decisions to make you probably don’t have experience with. 

To be able to manage the budget, vendors, and execute your vision perfectly, recruiting professional help only makes your life easier! Why do you need a wedding planner in Charleston? Let us walk you through all the reasons to hire and ways to benefit from working with a professional wedding planner.

Why You Need a Wedding Planner In Charleston?

Your Venue Doesn’t Offer A Wedding Coordinator

Some South Carolina venues offer wedding consultants, planners, or coordinators that can act as your on-site “traffic controller” as vendors arrive, explaining to them where to set up, and sometimes even offer assistance to help set up your decor. But fear-not if this type of role is not provided at your venue space, a wedding planner in Charleston can easily step into any venue and know exactly how to manage the many moving parts of a wedding day. Two critical aspects of their role at the venue are to:

  1. Make sure every vendor shows up with the correct items. (We ordered the white cake, not yellow!)
  2. Make sure the room is set or decorated in time and according to the plan.

Take Stress Off You & Your Family

While you may be able to handle plenty of coordination and decision-making before the wedding, on the actual wedding day, you will want to enjoy it, not conduct it! This is not the time for you or your closest family to have to stress, lay down the law (no photo taking in front of the photographer), or be making calls to find a last-minute cake knife. Having a wedding planner will be appreciated by all, even by the groomsmen who left his jacket at the last bar when it’s time for wedding party photos. We’ve all been there, and it’s wonderful to have someone there for you and your squad!

Real Talk

While, yes, you deserve to have your dream day, sometimes you need someone to be real about what you’re able (or not able to) execute on your budget or at your wedding venue before you dive too deep in plans. While some wedding vendors may guarantee your dream day, your wedding planner is there to clarify and keep everyone in check asking, “at what cost”?

More Affordable Than You Think: Day-of Coordinator

If you’re thinking a wedding coordinator is completely out of your budget, but would still appreciate some assistance, a day-of coordinator could be your best cost-friendly option. Day-of coordinators will help you refine your wedding day timeline and run the behind-the-scenes show on the day of the wedding, guiding decor and vendor set-up, keeping track of the flower girl’s petal basket, and makes sure you have time to sneak away for touch-ups or for a break with your husband or wife. The list is endless, but you can be hopeful that if something did happen to go wrong, your day-of wedding coordinator will have it handled!

Complete Weddings + Events in Charleston

Planning a wedding is an exciting time in your life, but when it starts to become overwhelming, know there are experts who are happy to help! Contact Complete Weddings + Event for advice or to set up a consultation for your Charleston event!

Complete Weddings + Events, Charleston’s leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services, coordination & photo booth rental.

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