what is a wedding consultant?
A bridal or wedding consultant is
a professional whose training, expertise and contacts will help
make your weddings as close to perfect as it possibly can be - and
let you relax and enjoy your wedding.
do I need a wedding consultant?
A professional wedding consultant
will be a distinct asset as you plan your wedding. Wouldn't it be
nice to spend time with your fiancé and your families, rather than
worrying about all the details of your special day? In addition to
helping make your wedding dreams come true within your budget -
and perhaps saving you from costly mistakes - we will save you
time. With so many brides and their parents working, we can handle
much of the time-consuming, detailed planning for your wedding. As
an unbiased third party, we can also help smooth all of those
complex relationships in a modern family. You save time, reduce
stress and concentrate on having fun as your wedding approaches.
We will take care of the details, leaving you to simply enjoy the
experience. And, on the wedding day, you can shine as the star,
while we work behind the scene to make it all happen.
can I afford a bridal consultant?
A wedding consultant should be
part of your budget, not an extra expense. In fact, you often save
money because we suggest less expensive alternatives that still
enhance your wedding. We can often obtain discounts from
suppliers. Above all, we will work with you to produce your dream
wedding, all within your budget.
do I need a contract with my
You should have some agreement in
writing. A full contract is always supplied with every wedding we
do at The Wedding Planner. It spells out exactly what we
will do, as well as fees and a payment schedule.
when and how do we pay the fees?
Packages require a 50% retainer at contract signing, a second payment due midway between contract signing and the wedding day, and the final payment is due before the wedding. Consulting fees are paid in advance at contract signing. The Wedding Planner accepts visa, mastercard and cheques.
won't a wedding consultant want to
run the whole show?
We will work with you, handling as
much or as little of your wedding as you want. After all, it is
your wedding. We are here to help you and your family - and make
the day perfect.
why can't I do the planning
You certainly can do the planning
yourself, and that sometimes is part of the fun. But, it can also
be a hassle, checking out many sources for each vendor, making
sure all the details are in place and worrying about whether
you're getting the best deal - and whether everything will turn
out all right. We have the training and experience to make it all
work, while you relax.
how can I tell if a bridal
consultant is providing a quality vendor?
Our reputation - and future
business - depends on the quality of the services, including
vendors, you receive. We are committed to providing the best
possible wedding for the lowest possible cost. Besides, you are
working with a budget, so our job is to keep you on budget. A
satisfied bride is our best advertisement. So, it is to our
benefit to recommend the best vendors for your budget.
how can I tell if a consultant is
The Wedding Planner, inc.
is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and the International Special Events Society (ISES). All ABC and ISES members agree to uphold a Code of Ethics and Standards of Membership. Be sure to ask any consultant during the interview what kind of education and experience they have. The designation 'Professional Bridal Consultant' is awarded to Association members who have completed the Professional Development Program.
what code of ethics does a member of ISES follow?
●promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within
the profession of the special events industry while maintaining the
highest standards of professional conduct.
●strive for excellence in all aspects of our profession by performing
consistently at or above acceptable industry standards.
●use only legal and ethical means in all industry negotiations
●protect the public against fraud and unfair practices, and
promote all practices which bring respect and credit to
●provide truthful and accurate information with respect to the
performance of duties. Use a written contract clearly stating all
charges, services, products, performance expectations
and other essential information.
●commit to increase professional growth and knowledge, to
attend educational programs and to personally contribute expertise
to meetings and journals.
●strive to cooperate with colleagues, suppliers, employees,
employers and all persons supervised, in order to
provide the highest quality service at every level.
what code of ethics does a member
of the Association of Bridal Consultants follow?
represent each client fairly and honestly, providing all agreed-to
services in a timely and cost efficient manner
use honest, factual advertising
deal with employees and clients
fairly, in an unbiased manner
operate an establishment that is a
credit to the community
disclose to clients any payments
received from suppliers
why should you hire the wedding
We have 20 years of experience in planning weddings and events - from high budget wedding extravaganzas to hosting intimate small weddings. We have helped create a wide array of events, including inter-faith and multi-cultural weddings. At The Wedding Planner, we are committed to your happiness and ensuring that everything on your wedding day reflects your style, your relationship, your sensibilities, and your sense of spirit.
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