I recently received this lovely thank you from one of our DDE brides. Her accolades reminded how so many people don’t understand the importance of having a professional planner coordinate your wedding. Too often, people are convinced that they will save money by having a friend coordinate day of at no cost, or they are smitten with the DIY craze and have decided to do everything on their own, or they simply think that they have an understanding of the area and don’t need referrals to wedding vendors. Sadly, these are all surefire ways to NOT enjoy one of the most important days of your life. The amazing thank you reminded me of the top four reasons why you need a professional wedding planner to coordinate your wedding.
“…Words cannot express…speechless! I'm not quite sure just how far a thank you can go. After seeing your services at my brother's wedding and hearing about you I knew that you were an awesome planner. I have seen many planners and wasn't impressed. Shortly after my engagement I was fluttered with people requesting to plan my wedding--some for free. I looked online but was shortly overwhelmed. Hiring you to plan and coordinate my wedding was beyond my budget--so I thought. BUT it was the best thing I did. Do people even realize they save more money when they hire a planner? Again, thank you for everything. Everyone was extremely happy that we had a stress free wedding. I received so many compliments.”
Top Four Reasons To Hire A Professional Wedding Planner
Our Network Is Impeccable
We have collaborated with many different vendors throughout our career. We know who makes the best cakes, which florists can get last minute exotic flowers, which venues allow you to have your own caterers, which DJ will get your guests on the dance floor, the list goes on and on. When you hire a wedding planner you get the insider secrets on which vendors you can trust. It will save you time, (no need to hunt through reviews or go seek out different venues), and money, (we help you stay within your budget and work with the vendors directly).
We Are Professionally Trained and Affiliated
We are not your friend who has “planned a few parties”. Our reputation is important to us; it is necessary for our business that our client has a perfect event. We keep abreast of the newest trends. We have crafted our skill, attended yearly conferences, and are a part of professional affiliations. There are repercussions if we do not execute your event perfectly.
We Will Come To Be Like Family, Yet We Are Not Your Family
We are not just the person who executes the schedule on your wedding day. We believe that we are truly like family after spending so much time with you. That said, we are not the bitter friend or cousin who has agreed to deal with the “day of” wedding coordinating, (and resents it!) We are there as your coordinator, first and foremost, to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch. We will be the neutral party diffusing emotional family situations should any arise. We will manage the wedding, (which inevitably involves having to manage the family); you will not have to worry about managing us! You will never have to question our capacity to ensure that your day is perfection. Can you say the same for your cousin, best friend, or friend of a friend?
You Really Do Not Have The Time To Create 500 Personal Favors
We have seen your Pinterest page and we know how much you love planning your wedding and getting inspired by DIY projects. Yet, the reality is that this it your wedding day, and you have a LOT on your mind. The last month prior to your special day should not be spent running around creating centerpieces, making favors, or hand dyeing handkerchiefs for the groomsmen. Leave that all up to us! We will create your vision, while you sit back and enjoy it.
In sum, we adore what we do. We are the happiest when we see you smiling on your wedding day. We eat, breath, sleep, YOUR wedding day. When you hire a professional planner like the Diva, you will be smiling on your wedding day, we guarantee it.
LaShawn Denise Witt, Founder of DDE
La Shawn is Founder, Head Diva and Coordinator Extraordinaire of events and weddings at DDE. Stay linked to all that fresh and luxe in the bridal industry by following DDE's blog.