What Is A Bridal Consultant?
A Bridal (Wedding)
Consultant is a professional whose training, expertise and
contacts will help make your wedding as close to perfect as
it possibly can be – and let you relax (as much as you can)
and enjoy your wedding.
You can count on a professional consultant to
help you in many roles….
As an expert, the
consultant knows the weddings, from the socially correct
invitation formats through the proper planning and
organization of the reception.
contacts in the wedding business, the consultant can match
you with the “right” professionals, from photographer to
caterer, to turn your wedding dreams into reality.
Why should your worry
about the details of coordinating your wedding day? Your
consultant will work with the other professionals you have
chosen to make sure everything happens just as you want.
If you working with a
budget (and who isn’t?), your consultant can help your
organize your dream wedding within your budget, by
suggesting ways to make your dollar go the farthest.
“ex”-families and “step”-families? Having difficulty with
pleasing “everyone”? A bridal professional as an
independent third party often can smooth ruffled feathers
and mediate disagreements. Sometimes your consultant may be
nothing more than a shoulder to cry on to support you during
the hectic days prior to your wedding.
-- Association of Bridal Consultants
Why Hire A Bridal Consultant?
A Bridal Consultant is a professional trained to facilitate
the many aspects involved with wedding planning and
coordination. A Bridal Consultant is familiar with the
traditional customs, procedures, and etiquette associated
with weddings as well as the current trends and fashions in
the industry. A local consultant will have information on
the important players for your big day, such as
ceremony/reception sites, local wedding vendors, wedding
accessory sources and much more. The research and contacts
that the consultant has acquired can help save you time
With today’s hectic lifestyles, many couples and their
families don’t have the time for the detailed planning that
a wedding requires. A Bridal Consultant, working with you
can handle the details, giving you the opportunity to enjoy
your engagement period and actually “celebrate” on your
wedding day without stressing over who will coordinate with
all the professionals involved and direct all the activities
of the day. A Bridal Consultant has the training and
experience to make it all work, while you relax!
The Value of having a Bridal Consultant for Wedding Planning
& Coordination is becoming highly recognized and emphasized
by the many experts in the wedding industry….
“Not only can a consultant bring his or her expertise to the
planning table, but he or she can help things run smoothly
on the wedding day too.”
Leah Ingram, “The Portable Wedding Consultant”
Wedding Planning Do’s & Don’ts List – “Do Hire a
Professional Wedding Consultant.”
Elizabeth & Alex Lluch, “Easy Wedding Planning Plus”
“Since weddings are their business, consultants are
experienced in just about all areas of wedding planning.
They may have knowledge, ideas, and contacts that you might
not otherwise be able to take advantage of.”
Janet Anastasio & Michelle Bevilacqua, Authors –
“The Everything Wedding Book”
Note to Remember:
Wedding/Event Coordinators for Ceremony & Reception venues
are not “personal” Bridal Consultants. Although
these coordinators are professionals and can be very
helpful, their main focus and responsibility is to
coordinate the set-up and activities for the venue, i.e.
banquet preparation, coordination with Chef and wait staff,
etc. A Bridal Consultant will be available to handle more
personal activities for the bridal party, family and guests
and possibly cover unforeseen circumstances and situations.
The Bridal Consultant will also coordinate with all wedding
professionals involved, i.e. photographer, officiant, DJ,
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