A wedding day, like any big event involves a lot of people and all sorts of elements (venues, equipment, transport, documents, and much more). It’s a complex system that will work smoothly only if the person who manages the process knows his business and builds this system correctly. In this piece we will tell you about the tasks, skills and goals that make up the job of a wedding planner of the ORI Wedding agency,
The most important advantage of working with a wedding planner, compared to organizing a wedding on your own, is that you will most likely be doing it for the first time in your life, while hundreds of events and happy couples have already passed through the hands of the wedding planner. Thanks to the vast experience, the planner instantly understands how the idea from a beautiful picture can be realized in the best possible way in the given realities, and takes all the steps to bring this idea to life, while you enjoy the anticipation and the pleasant moments the most beautiful day in your life and each other, minimally distracted by organizational issues.
When you first meet, the wedding planner suggests a detailed conversation about how you see your wedding day, what details are especially important for you, what are the non-negotiables. Next, all this information is carefully analyzed. As a result the wedding planner gets an understanding of the contractors or decor elements needed to make your ideas come true, the timing that will be comfortable for you and your guests, and the interaction of all elements in the context of the country or venue that you have chosen for the wedding day. For example, if you are in doubt about which contractor to choose from the catalog, the planner will recommend not just an experienced wedding photographer, but someone who is especially good at the style of photography you gravitate towards, be it polished static portraits, similar to a magazine cover, reportage shooting or non-standard angles and art-house creativity.
The wedding planner will illustrate how similar ideas were implemented at other weddings and explain the potential pros and cons. A wedding planner is somewhat similar to a guide and interpreter who, in a protective manner takes you along a proven route, avoiding bumps and obstacles, and translates your words into the language of specialists from the world of the wedding industry in such a way that the result is exactly the way you imagined it. The wedding planner has been following how wedding trends are changing for many years, and based on his/her own experience, (s)he can suggest which solutions will look elegant and “timeless” even years later, and which will soon lose class following changeable fashion.
Have you noticed while going through portfolios of makeup artists on social media, that all the shots seem pretty cute, and it’s not clear who is better to choose? The wedding planner works only with trusted contractors who not only manage social media well, but are distinguished by punctuality and stable high quality result, because it is important for him (her) that you feel comfortable at all stages of interaction. For example, the professionalism of a photographer lies not only in comfortable communication process during the shooting, but also, no less important, in the delivery of the edited material within the agreed time frame. And even if force majeure happens, the wedding planner embraces all the stress, solves the difficulties that arise, unravels the inconsistencies and ensures the well-coordinated work of contractors and coordinators.
The value of the work of the ORI Wedding wedding agency lies in the fact that the experience of the whole team and not just one planner is involved. And the said team constantly is exchanging tips and tricks, recommending only the best solutions.
From time to time we get to work with very creative couples. Their vision is somewhat different from the classical canons, and this is always a special experience for us. On the one hand, it is extremely interesting to immerse in the non-standard vision of the celebration, which is surrounded by plenty of established traditions and superstitions. On the other hand, this is a task with an asterisk, but trust us when we say that the wedding planner and the entire agency team will get out of the ground what should be the highlight of your special day — like a talented concierge in a grand hotel.
A wedding planner is also a treasury of empathy. In our business, those who are indifferent to the result will not linger. The happy faces of the bride and groom are the highest appreciation of our work. It is the planner who will tell you what tips really work and what you need to do the day before to look really good on the wedding day. Perhaps, at that very exciting moment of the exit to the ceremony, it is the planner who will encourage you with the right words and be your true friend if your emotions or anxiety take over.
Another important point is that the wedding planner takes care of the documents that are necessary for the official marriage registration. Couples from all over the world come to us, so we know a lot of little details that an employee of the municipality or registry office will not tell you about if you prepare the documents yourself. In addition, reliable accredited translators and notaries work with us, meeting all the necessary requirements and submitting documents on time.
And finally, the wedding planner is the person who has a perfectly tuned internal clock, which means that (s)he will be able to build the timing of the wedding day in such a way that everything you need is ready not just on time, but also organized in the most balanced way — without unnecessary energy costs on the part of the newlyweds, guests and even contractors.