Wedding planners are more than just event planners. We're designers, problem-solvers, coordinators, budgeteers, part-time therapists, and friends to the couples and families who are entrusting us to help them with their events. Since we're on friendly terms now, here are some tips and tricks to the trade of navigating wedding planning!
It's hard to know if you should hire a wedding planner if you are unsure of the tasks they are in charge of on the wedding day. In short, they orchestrate and oversee the production of the day. Event Planners are problem-solvers, referral sources, organizational experts, mediators, and designers. We are budgeteers, trend-setters, and idea generators. But what would the Wedding Planner be doing over the days leading up to your wedding?
One-Three Months before the Wedding Day:
(this timeframe varies depending on availability of the couple, planner, and venue)
Two Weeks Prior to Wedding Day:
(if you have booked your planner for a larger package, this may happen 1-2 months prior to the event)
One Week Prior to Wedding Day:
Prior to Reception:
(if in the same location as the ceremony, this would take place before the guest arrival)
Tara Ybarra, Co-Owner and Event Planner for Ybarra Events, has been in the Wedding Industry for over 20 years. From Photographer, to Wedding Cake Artist, to Florist, to Officiant, and now Wedding Planner, her accumilated experience, paired with her College Courses in Event Planning, have given her the experience she has today. Blogging gives her an opportunity to share that knowledge with her readers.
Ybarra Events is located in California’s spectacular Napa Valley. Ybarra Events are the pièce de résistance of wedding planners. Run by the dynamic duo of Tara and James Ybarra, they help couples organize, design, and plan their nuptials at some of the most fabulous and luxurious wedding venues in Napa, Sonoma, San Francisco, and Beyond. Chat with them today to start planning the wine-country wedding of your dreams.