Starting to stress about planning your wedding? Wish you had some extra help? This is when Black Diamond Weddings comes in! Hiring a wedding planner takes away the stress of organising everything for your big day & allow the wedding experts to plan your special day for you! If you are unsure why to choose a wedding planner Black Diamond Weddings have 10 reasons that will help you decide!
“You’re buzzing with excitement! Ready to explode with love and happiness at everyone around you! You’re now at the start of your wedding planning journey and getting ready to design and create the most perfect wedding day of your dreams. You’ve drunk your body weight in booze from so many toasts with your friends and family, looked at every beautiful wedding blog, fantasied about your perfect wedding day and even dreamt how amazing your cake will taste. Then reality sets in and it’s time to sit down and talk with your fiance about budgets, spreadsheets, guests lists, contracts, suppliers, insurance and all the seemingly boring grown up stuff…..
That’s where I come in! The grown up stuff doesn’t have to be boring, tedious and extremely stressful, in fact if you hired a Wedding Planners full package you won’t even have to deal with the less fun parts at all! It’s our job to take away all of your stress, worries and help in any and every way we can. We know what to do and when to do it. Wedding Planning is our lives. And we never get bored of wedding talk!
Your wedding will be one of the most important and expensive days of your life! You would still have full control but we would be there to hold your hand along the way.
A Wedding Planner can help you avoid costly mistakes and negotiate deals with your suppliers. We know what should and shouldn’t be in contracts and we know how much things should cost. The amount of wedding suppliers out there is daunting and it’s our job to know who can give you the best prices and the best results.
We already know the best suppliers in the industry to go to plus we can do searches and checks with all of your chosen suppliers that you have in mind/booked already. We only deal with the most trusted and professional companies as we have to look after our own reputation too.
We will create all the schedules for the run up to the wedding and the timeline of the main event itself which we make sure everyone sticks to. We organise every supplier and liaise with them every step of the way so everything is streamlined and everything runs on time.
All Wedding Planners love lists! Budgets, timelines, guest lists, spreadsheets you name it, we have a template for it and it will cover every detail you can imagine plus lots that you won’t have even thought of! We have lists of questions for each supplier so that you know you are hiring the very best and we even have that all important list for the Photographer so they can get great shots of every important detail throughout the day.
We can make even the most luxurious and stunning Pinterest board come to life within your budget. If you’re not using Pinterest yet or want a visual help with styles and ideas, I have pinned over 7000 images to help others!
Wedding Planners are all about perfection. It takes a long time and a lot of hard work to organise the perfect wedding and we think of all the extra little details that usually get overlooked. We bring couples ideas to life, we make the impossible possible and we don’t even break a sweat!
Surprisingly a big part of our job is negotiation and mediation between family members and friends. Weddings bring out the best and sadly the worst in people. Jealousy, trust issues, estranged family members, crazy mother in laws (MIL) we’ve seen it all. Which is a good thing as we know how to diffuse troublesome situations and help the engaged couple deal with the emotional crap that is sometimes thrown at them. No it’s not fair but emotions will be running high and sometimes it’s great to have a professional come in and make everyone take a step back and get a different perspective.
Hiring a wedding planner is like having your very own PA in the world of weddings. You can have us help you as much as you want, whether it’s for a design consultation, budget planning, wedding day coordination or our full planning packages. If budget allows we can even duplicate your diary and make all of your appointments/meetings/lunches/waxing/spa breaks, you name it, we can help.
Booking a venue with an onsite coordinator is great and very helpful. But remember that’s all they are allowed to do and usually all they can do. They come as part of your wedding package and help you with any questions you have about the venue and types of suppliers you are allowed there. They will usually give you a list of recommended suppliers which can be great as they’ve worked with them before, but be wary as sometimes the venue receives commission from these companies if you hire them, so they might not be the best choice for your wedding. If you haven’t hired a Wedding Planner you will need to do research on these listed companies.
Having a Wedding Planner helping you means you have more time to enjoy your engagement. No-one wants to be sat at their laptop at 2 in the morning searching 500 local Photographers and wondering when everything will feel fun and magical again. You don’t need to shed tears over the seating plan whilst your fiance is trying to sneak out the door to his mates/pub/quiet corner somewhere. You get one lucky chance to experience this magical and wonderful time in your life, make it fun, happy and stress free!”
Visit Black Diamond Weddings on Stand G27 in London this autumn and find out how they can help you plan your dream wedding!