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What's included in The Ultimate Wedding Planning System?
You get 2 hours of consultation time with Wayne or one of his trained event planners, over the phone, at your convenience, 24/7 when you need them, to answer any of your planning questions. And of course, you can email your questions to Wayne any time. Also, all the tools used by Wayne Gurnick when he orchestrates exceptional weddings and events, with audio files that provide detailed instructions and money-saving tips. In addition - an elegant Moments binder to contain all your planning details.
Why do I need a wedding planner?
Why hire a lawyer for legal matters? A CPA for financial matters? A doctor for medical issues? You get the point: Each is a professional expert in his or her respective field. It is for the same reason that you hire a wedding planner.
Your wedding vision is extraordinary. You could spend hours doing the research to find the right vendors, learn the right questions to ask each, and attempt to handle the many details that need to be specified in each vendor's contract.
Your professional wedding planner has the expertise to handle all of the details—large and small—to allow you to enjoy the process of planning, designing and coordinating without the worry of constantly thinking, ‘have I covered everything?’ At the same time, your planner should be able to save you time and money by referring the best vendors and suggesting options for your nuptials.
Review the list of services to fully understand that you need one planner to be the liaison for vendors, guests and family. And most importantly for you, the planner is an expert to advise, recommend and guide you through the process.
What is the most important factor in choosing wedding vendors?
A connection with each vendor you'll be working with. If you meet with a vendor and you’re not sure if that particular vendor is right for you, then make an appointment with another and keep looking until you know he or she is the one you want to work with. Once you choose, make sure you’re completely at ease with each one you've chosen. Also be aware that if you’re having difficulties at the beginning, it will not become easier. Keep looking—you will find your perfect service providers.
Where do I begin?
I always suggest by doing some research. Most people have thought about their wedding day at some time or other, and have some vision as to the style they’d like to create. A great place to begin is to look at magazines and specialty books. Mark pages or pull tear sheets that affect you emotionally—in good and a not so good ways. Make notes as to what you like and don't like. This will allow you to show and explain your personal style using actual images. You can always describe your style, yet as the saying goes, "a picture’s worth a thousand words". So once you have a file of images, it’ll be so much easier for you to describe what you’re looking to achieve.
Where do I find vendors for my wedding?
A great wedding or event planner is the best source! If you’re going to do it all on your own, then it’s referrals, referrals, referrals along with magazines, bridal shows and more referrals. Most importantly, ask people you trust, as you know your instincts best. Listen to everyone and anyone who will provide you with information, yet don't make the mistake of spending your time meeting with a source that came from a referral by someone you have little respect for.
It’s good to know what you want and what’s important to you, because what makes one vendor a great fit for your friend may not work as well for you. Go for those you hear about from trusted family and friends. Once you delve into the wedding industry's thousands of vendors, you’ll get information from each vendor as to who they think would be best for you. And if I may add, a great planner should have the best vendor resources, and should be able to recommend just the right ones for you.
With the The Ultimate Wedding Planning System, you can add Qualified Vendor Referrals for only $199 more - vendors tailored to your specific needs, individually selected from our national vendor database and pre-qualified to make sure that they will be a good fit for you. We cover all categories - venues, photographers, caterers, florists, entertainment and much more. Even food trucks and fireworks companies!
Wayne Gurnick has designed and orchestrated hundreds of events, bringing his talent and expertise in design, logistics and emotion to create once in a lifetime experiences and everlasting memories.