Published: 02/24/2011 by Char Hein
What is a Bridal Consultant?
What will a bridal consultant do for me? In addition to helping make your wedding dreams come true within your budget….and perhaps saving you from costly mistakes…a consultant will save you time. With today’s hectic lifestyle, many bridal couples and their families do not have the time for the detailed planning and work a beautiful wedding requires. A professional consultant, working with you, can handle the details, allowing you the freedom to do what you want to do.
Can I afford a Bridal Consultant? A wedding consultant is part of your budget, not an extra expense. In fact, you often save money because a consultant suggests less expensive alternatives that still enhance your wedding. Consultants often can obtain discounts from suppliers. Above all, the professional bridal consultant will work with you to produce your dream wedding, including the consultant’s fee, all within your budget.
Why can’t I do the planning myself? You certainly can do the planning yourself, and that sometimes is part of the fun of your wedding. But, it also can be a hassle, checking out many sources for each vendor, making sure all the details are in place and worrying about whether everything will turn out all right. A bridal professional has the training and experience to make it all work, while you relax. You also need to have the time to enjoy your wedding and the guest and just be the BRIDE. When you are delegating all the details of the day, it doesn’t allow time for you to be the BRIDE that is why a bridal consultant is indispensable during the planning and the day of the ceremony.
What qualities should I look for in a consultant? You should be comfortable with the person. You will be spending a lot of time together planning one of the major rites of passage in your life.
Is the consultant interested in listening to what you want for your special day? How much experience do they have? There are different coordinators with varying personalities and styles, interview several to make sure that you have a coordinator that fits your personality and wedding style.
Do I need a Bridal Consultant? A consultant will be a distinct asset as you plan your wedding. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend time with your fiance’ and your families, rather than worrying about all the details of your special day? A consultant will take care of the details, leaving you to have the fun. And, on the wedding day, you can shine as the star, while your consultant works behind the scene to make it all happen!
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.
Charlene Hein, Colorado State Coordinator for the Association of Bridal Consultants