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Why you should hire a Dallas wedding planner

Do you plan on having a big Dallas wedding that will go down in the books as epic? You might want to hire a professional wedding planner to help you get there.

Wedding planners can seem like an extravagancy, but they’re useful for every type and size of wedding, from smaller ceremonies to grand events. In fact, hiring a Dallas wedding planner might help reduce your costs considerably – the city isn’t exactly known for its cheap prices, and a pro planner will know what’s necessary and what you can do without.

Hiring a Dallas Wedding Planner – Dreams versus real life

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Everyone has their own dream wedding – even the manliest of guys have no doubt envisioned it once or twice. As things usually are, though, reality can often build up a wall to stop dreams from entering it.

This doesn’t have to be a bad thing – your actual wedding can be just as great as the magical one you had in mind even if the two are notably different. Here’s where a Dallas wedding planner will prove invaluable – he or she will open up possibilities that might not have occurred to you but are just as awesome as those you had in mind (while likely being more reasonable).

Since a wedding consists of two people and each person’s fantasy looks different, a wedding planner will also help create the perfect joint venture between two visions. With a pro planner, one spouse won’t get upset or disappointed that the other is ‘enforcing’ their vision – the two soon-to-be-newlyweds will work together to create a perfect picture and then bring it to life.

In line with this, a planner will also provide much-needed input regarding attendees. Contrary to what they might admit, most people want a big wedding that includes dozens or hundreds of guests they barely know or have never even seen in person. A wedding planner might be just the person to open your eyes and make you realize you don’t need half of Dallas present to have a good time while saying the big ‘Yes’.

The logistics and the cost of it all

Here’s something that many might not think of until it’s too late: to stage a proper wedding, you’ll need a lot of assistance. More specifically, you’ll need various professionals that will help you with accommodations, decoration, food and drinks, transportation and so on.

Finding all of these on your own is no doubt going to be a pain. Worse yet, the wedding industry is a profitable one and will continue being such for as long as people enjoy joining hands in matrimony. Many ‘wedding opportunists’ will try to rip newlyweds off by overpricing their services and counting on their clients wanting to minimize hassle and save time. A proper Dallas wedding planner will know all the right people in the biz and will ensure you don’t pay a dime more than you should.

In line with this, a Dallas wedding planner will also help you avoid going over the budget. Having bottomless pockets would be great when you’re planning for your big wedding, but most of us have to work inside our financial limits – a planner will help you achieve a wedding of satisfactory magnitude regardless of your means and will also help eliminate unnecessary spending even if you do have some extra money.

Questions to ask a Fort Worth wedding planner

Fort Worth is one of Texas’ biggest cities, although you might not know it from the inside – for an ‘almost-big’ city, it’s surprisingly cozy and rich with the Texan spirit and the traditions we all know and love.

If you chose Fort Worth as the place to host your wedding, you chose well – there’s no shortage of amazing locations that will also translate to pictures and videos you’ll be proud of in the coming decades. Planning your wedding by your lonesome is bold – you’d be much better off working with a wedding-planning professional. He or she will take a lot of responsibility away from you without compromising the wedding in any way if you got the right person for the job. Here are some questions to ask your Fort Worth wedding planner before working with them to try and know how much they can do for you.

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 Questions to ask a Fort Worth Wedding Planner

  • How many weddings have you helped plan? This shouldn’t play too big of a role in your decision, but don’t let the wedding planner know that – asking about their experience straight-up will show them you mean business. You shouldn’t object to hiring someone with less experience, as people new to the biz can be visionaries just as well, although someone who’s been in the game for long will have a lot more contacts and will make the whole process smoother.
  • Can you show us pictures and/or videos from some of the weddings you planned? Everyone can talk, but not everyone can back it up (or show evidence that they can). If your potential wedding planner can show some proof of ability in the form of past weddings that went well, you’ll know that there’s a good chance yours will go without issues as well.
  • What is your fee? An obvious one: you’ll want your wedding planner to name the price beforehand without trying to charge you for any ‘additional services’ later on – if you suspect the possibility of shady business, you can try reaching for a contract, but you can just as easily reach for another wedding planner.
  • Can we do this in a certain amount of time? Be specific about your timetable: your wedding planner should be able to guarantee that there will be no delays or, alternatively, that he or she will rework the plan so that everything fits a schedule. Nearly every wedding planner is likely to say “Of course!” to this, so a list of references or any sort of positive feedback could prove useful.
  • Are you able to take care of everything yourself? A Fort Worth wedding planner worth her salt will be able to take the entire load off your back and will have no problem staging an event where all you have to do is show up and say “I do” to the person you love.
  • Will you work with me every step of the way and accept my input? In contrast to the previous one, you’ll want to assess your wedding planner’s ability to listen to you. Whoever is working with you should never forget that the wedding is your big day and your wishes are ultimately the most important thing to consider – planners wanting to enforce their own vision aren’t someone you want working with you on your biggest day.

Fort Worth And Dallas Wedding Consultant

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Kay is a professional Fort Worth wedding consultant. From traditional elegant to country and western, Kay offers the expertise to help you plan for your big day. Kay delights herself in the details and the result is a thoroughly planned event that provides you with a day you can enjoy.

After graduation from Baylor University, Kay was an award-winning event coordinator for local business and schools. In 1998, she realized the greatest joy in her work came from seeing amazing weddings take place and the gratitude from brides and their families. Kay has been a speaker at numerous area bridal shows, featured on area TV programs, and written articles on wedding event planning in local papers and magazines.

Based in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, Kay is a professional wedding planner. From traditional elegant to country and western, Kay offers the expertise to help you plan for your big day. Kay delights herself in the details and the result is a thoroughly planned event that provides you with a day you can enjoy. Kay is a member of the the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners and the Professional Wedding Guild of Fort Worth. As a member of the Dallas & Fort Worth wedding organizations, Kay has hundreds of contacts and service providers that allow her to provide trustworthy sources for her brides.