DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF THE “DAY OF” PLANNER
Every couple deserves a wedding planner and many recognize the exceptional value of having one. However, because of current terminology some couples anticipate they can hire a planner just for the day of the wedding. The facts are: the “Day of Planner” does not exist. The term
In light of this, the Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) recommends the terminology “Wedding Director” to replace “day-of planner”. No couple wants someone to walk in and pretend to run the show with no prior knowledge of their wedding or preparation! The only way a planner can successfully execute a client’s wedding is to fully understand their vision and what they have contracted with their team of
The pre-wedding meetings, vendor confirmations, review of vendor contracts, timelines, planning, referrals, production schedules, venue logistics and walk through typically require a minimum of 25 + hours for any experienced planner. The day of the wedding will be an additional 10-15 hours. The planner will be on site early, directing set up and implementing the client’s vision. This allows the couple to be relaxed and to enjoy their day.