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Thursday, January 3, 2013

You've Got Questions?  We've Got Answers!
"What if my venue already has a Wedding Planner?  They said that they would do all of the planning."

We hear this a lot and it's not just venues.  It can also be caterers and sometimes DJ's who will say this. In reality, venue Coordinators/Wedding Planners are responsible for the venue and their staff's responsibilities on your wedding day.  They might even have vendors that they will recommend to you, but their approach to finding vendors for you can be very different. *The difference is really like comparing apples to oranges.  More than likely they would have a preferred vendor list whereas an independent Wedding Planner will search for a vast array of vendors that match your personality, style and budget and will look at your wedding from a much larger picture than just the wedding day. An independent Wedding Planner will help you from the very beginning all the way through to helping you with tasks that you still have in the weeks after the wedding.

An independent Wedding Planner becomes much more familiar with all of the dynamics of your wedding (including your family dynamics which has a huge effect) and an Independent Wedding Planner has by far the most consultations with a couple than any other vendor.  With our Full Planning Options (The Totally Pampered  and The Carefree and part of our Ala Carte options) we accompany our clients on as many consultations as our clients wish for us to be at. Some couples are thrilled with the very first one and others can't explore enough and go well beyond the average.  Only a few of the vendors who are integral to the success of a wedding are actually at the wedding
As a rule, venue Coordinators will tell you that they like it when a bride has hired an independent Wedding Planner.  An independent Wedding Planner makes their job easier.  They like it that they will have a contact person who is very familiar with weddings to contact at any time during business hours and they know they won't be receiving as many phone calls because a Wedding Planner knows the ropes if you will.  On your wedding day, we can help concentrate on the needs of the couple and whomever else you would like us to be aware of, i.e., elderly guests and so forth.  We help brides with all aspects of their wedding and not just what is visible on the day of the event.  We can match you with *the average of 16-20 vendor categories that are required for the average wedding usually averaging up to 3 consultations per category or more if necessary.   We try to find a vendor who will compliment your personality, style and budget.  We want our vendors to fall in love with you and you to fall in love with them!

Wishing you the Greatest of Days!

Greatest of Days was nominated in 2011 and 2012 for Best Wedding Planner in the King 5 Best of Western Washington Contest

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