Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Why do you need a Planner?

I can't tell you how many times I am asked this question..

And what a great one it is with couples spending their own money or mom's and dad's they are spending an enormous amount on their wedding.The average amount that is spent on a wedding in Rhode Island is enough to buy a car!

So people want to know what their return on investment will be when they hire a planner. Well how much do you value your free time or actually getting work done during the day rather than searching the web for vendors?

The average couple spends 250 hours planning their wedding. I can cut that time for you so that you are able to spend time with your friends and family and maybe even getting a little work done! On your own, you would be searching sites for vendors, scheduling appointments and spending money on gas to meet with vendors only to find they are not what you are looking for. I would direct you to vendors that suit your personality, needs and most importantly, budget.

Wedding Planners also are the mediators for all those family issues that arise during the planning process. A neutral third party is always helpful to get through those issues and that is priceless. And finally on the day of your wedding, don't you want to sit back and relax and enjoy every minute? To let someone else be the go to person and not the obvious person in the white dress.

Average wedding in New England 36,469. Saving time and money on a planner, priceless.

Going Green

With a variety of companies and organizations going "green", why not a wedding? There are numerous ways that couples can achieve a green wedding! The first would be to hold your ceremony and reception at the same location. This would save on car emissions that would come from the automobiles, buses and limos that your guests would use to get between two sites. Or how about a ceremony and reception location that are so close that your guests could take a stroll while the happy couple are getting their pictures taken. Couples can use paper products out of recyled papers, have soy or bees wax candles, and ask for organic foods, especially locally grown! Use natural light or candle light to provide a beautful ambiance without wearing down the environment.

Make your registry count! The I Do Foundation, offers charitable contributions to your charity of choice when your guests purchase a gift from your registry. And the best part is it costs them nothing extra! Instead of giving out favors to your guests, why not donate to your favorite charity? Most charitable organziations will send you personalized scrolls for all of your guests to enjoy.

You can have fun and go green at that same time!