How A Good Wedding Planner Can Really Help You (And How You Can Tell Them Apart)

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How A Good Wedding Planner Can Really Help You (And How You Can Tell Them Apart)

Posted by Chiara in A wedding planner's life, Destination Weddings, Wedding planning services 22 Dic 2018

Already engaged? You might be in need of a wedding planner!


Last time I talked about how Christmas time is a perfect period for a romantic wedding proposal, and about the opportunity of starting planning your 2019 wedding, but what if you are already engaged?


In this case, Christmas time will surely be an excellent occasion to discuss the most important aspects of your wedding, as it will be the moment when all the family is gathered together to celebrate and to share all the beautiful emotions of these days of festivity.


You’ll be able to tell both your families about the plan of getting married here in Abruzzo, perhaps, and you are already thinking about their reactions to the news!


I am sure that they will all be extremely happy and excited about the idea of celebrating your big event in this region, that is likely to be as dear to them as it is to you.


And I am quite sure that everybody will be eager to give you some advice about how to plan your wedding: how the banquet will have to be, and the style of dress that suits you best, and the kind of entertainment that you must absolutely offer to your guests, etc. etc.


Perhaps, like my dear Sharon, you are already aware that a wedding planner could be useful to you, that having the support of a professional would allow you to follow precise steps and not to be distracted by all these unrequired pieces of advice from your aunts and cousins.



And if a wedding planner were more an obstacle than a help?


But, in a little corner of your mind, you feel that it would be a pity to give up all the pleasure of planning your wedding on your own, of doing your own researches and to be free of choosing whichever venue or vendor you want.


You are a bit afraid that a wedding planner might be like those relatives who want to tell you how YOUR wedding must be according to THEM.


That a wedding planner will influence the choice of the venue and that will impose you those vendors who compose her fixed staff.


That your wedding will be a repetition of a destination wedding format, where the only things to change are the faces of the spouses and the colour of the flowers.


I can understand your doubts, and I want to help you solve them.



A wedding planner can be much more than what you expect


So I want to show you a real experience I had with a couple of mine, J&M.

When it was time to look for a photographer, they preferred to surf the net themselves and do a preliminary search, selecting the five or six local wedding photographers they liked most.

Then they sent me the list and I took care of contacting them, to know their availability, prices, and so on; once I gathered all the information they needed, J&M examined everything and then they made their final choice.


Do you see? They did by themselves what amused them most, while I supported them in what they couldn’t do by themselves.


They were free to choose.


And do you know what made them so free, and what can make you, too, equally free?


The way I work.


L’Arabesque Events’ Wedding Planning Method


1.I don’t offer pre-made packages. I have realized that it is not a good solution for my couples: it’s impossible to have a wedding that truly expresses your unique personalities with a PRE-MADE package, that is always the same for every couple.


2.I don’t oblige you to choose only among a list of venues. Some wedding planning agencies show a sort of a catalogue, with one venue proposal for each typology: the venue on the beach, the venue in the countryside, the villa, the castle, and so on. I don’t have anything of the kind, because I want you to have more options for the kind of venue that you have in mind, or for the specific location where you want to get married. And then, here in Abruzzo we have so many beautiful beach venues, villas, castles, etc., that it would be too difficult to choose only one for each category! Why should I? And why should you have such a limited choice?


3.I don’t impose you only some vendors in spite of others. Whenever I look for a vendor for you, I ALWAYS select the best ones in the wedding market, the ones that best respect your requirements and who are talented and professional. And I never impose you to work with that specific photographer or florist or music band. So you have the certainty that all those professionals present in that selection are chosen because they truly correpond to your expectations and not because I have a commercial agreement with them (and by the way, I don’t have any commercial agreements with anybody).


4.I never impose the same decor items at every wedding. I am not a rental company, I do not own decor items, pieces of furniture, props and similar things, obliging couples to use the same accessories that all the previous couples used. There are excellent rental companies with an incredible variety of items, that give you the guarantee of finding what you are really looking for. After all, why should I do a job that’s not mine (and badly, too!) when there are excellent specialists?


5. I don’t impose styles and trends. I don’t want you to follow the colour of the year or the current trends in matter of centrepieces: your wedding must express your style, your personality, not the style of the trendsetters, nor even mine.



So, what I will do as your wedding planner is to take all the nuisance and the troubles from you, while you will still have the pleasure of searching, choosing and proposing your ideas. I will be the go-between to help you make all your dreams and expectations come true.



Ready to have me as your wedding planner?


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xx Chiara

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