If you’re a recently engaged couple, one question you might have is whether you should hire a wedding planner. Hiring a wedding planner can help save you a lot of energy and headache. A wedding planner will help you keep all of the details organized and make sure that no details are overlooked! There are so many reasons why they’re worth the investment.
It is very important to create a defined financial outline for the celebration. All budgets are different. It is my job to help you allocate funds based on your vision and values.
In the beginning, we will create a budget. As we secure vendors and begin to form the event design, we may have to make some hard decisions. I am here to help with all of that. You may have your heart set on a band that is too expensive for your overall budget, and I’ll work with you. I can help you find a less expensive band. Or you may decide that the band is a top priority, and we may end up serving pizza instead of salmon for dinner! But having a clear budget helps avoid boarding a runaway train. I don’t want anyone to wake up to a $150K bill when they planned on $75K.
Vendor selection is so important. I believe strongly in hiring a good team and letting them do their job. I work with a lot of people, and I try to match vendors with clients based on vision and budget as well as personality. Your vendor team is beside you on event day and the days and months leading up to it. You want to like them.
Your expert planner will assist you in selecting the perfect venue for your needs and will work with you to select the best vendors for your photography, entertainment, catering, hotel blocks, transportation needs, as well as anything else you require to cover your bases.
I request a full guest list right at the beginning of the planning process. You need to know pretty clearly how many people you are having in order to plan properly. I get that people may not come and some may get added. But we need to plan based on a number – there is a big difference between a celebration with 100, 200, or 300. I also know we are living in uncertain times with a pandemic. Hiring a wedding planner means you have help with planning for different scenarios.
Because we know your time is precious, our system is built to streamline your decision-making process so you can focus on personal responsibilities in work and home life. We will coordinate with your schedule to set up two days of planning meetings to confirm and finalize decisions that can only be made in person. With our roadmap to planning success in hand, we guide you toward making timely choices within your budget goals!
Hiring a wedding planner means that you have a smooth planning process and a stress-free wedding day. Taking the time to pick a planner you trust and who has the experience you need is so important. Events by Sorrell has planned over a hundred events over many years and can help you plan the New England wedding of your dreams! I can’t wait to hear all about your big day.
Host Planner & Designer: Smith + James Events
Workshop: Le Collectif Gathering
Host Photographer: Amanda K Photo Art
Host Planner, Designer, & Florist: Kaleb Norman James
Video team: Our Story Creative
Venue: Greencrest Manor
Paper goods: Grey and Cake
Custom engraving: Pomp and Revel
Rentals and Linens: Nuage Designs
Tabletop rentals: Petunia Rose China
Styling mats & ribbon: Locust Collection
Film lab and sponsor: PhotoVision Sprints
Registration team: Rock Paper Coin
Fashion styling: Gabrielle Hurwitz
Catering: Millennium Events and Catering
Mock Wedding French Gown: Moniquel Huillier
Hair & Makeup: Danielle Ryan Beauty
Models: Endless Management