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Harnessing The Goodwill

Jan 01, 2019

Budget permitting, hiring a wedding planner comes with many benefits. Apart from the experience and expertise in planning a wedding from the onset until your wedding day, you can also ride on your planner’s goodwill within the wedding industry.

A unique welcome sign
Photo courtesy of Dream Couture

Unveiling
Photo courtesy of Darshieboo Plans

The bridal party
Photo by Yodo, courtesy of Significant Weddings & Events Consultant

Nature-inspired backdrop
Photo by Funky Dali, courtesy of Sugar & Spice Events

A planner’s goodwill stems from his or her close relationship with wedding vendors. This goodwill can come in the form of :

  • Better rates.
  • Personal attention.
  • A willingness to accommodate tighter deadlines.
  • Lower minimum-spend or minimum-order requirements where applicable.
     

Confetti
Photo by Jackie Yong, courtesy of Wishhper

All set for the celebrations
Photo by Louis Loo Professional Photography, courtesy of Jovita Lo Weddings

A fairytale theme
Photo by Adam Ong Photography, courtesy of My Wedding Planner

A festive centrepiece
Photo by ZA Gallery, courtesy of Elysium Weddings

Some pointers :

  • Listen to your planner’s suggestions and recommendations but the final decision is yours.
  • Have your planner negotiate on your behalf.
  • Let your planner manage your budget and keep track of spending.
     

Intimate celebration
Photo by TeeToo Photography, courtesy of Touching Hearts Wedding Concepts

A dessert corner
Photo courtesy of Dream Couture

Cake and stage
Photo by Wishhper, courtesy of Sincerité Wedding & Events

Party on the beach
Photo by Arch & Vow Studio, courtesy of Forever Valentine Weddings

 

Tip : Meet the vendors in the presence of your planner. Check out the planners listed here.