Weddings are like productions. They demand attention, and a specialized crew of people pulling strings to get the show happening. You are probably aware of the usual hired professionals involved in putting together a wedding – caterers, photographers, videographers – but what about the ones you’re unaware of? There are many hired professionals that you less expect to call upon. But the problem is you may not even be aware they exist. Here we bring 4 of the more uncommon wedding professionals to your attention, so you can hear about what they do and how they do it and then decide whether or not you may want to include them in your team.
Colour palette consultant
Between the bridesmaids dresses to the chair sashes to the centerpieces, there is a lot to coordinate when it comes to planning the colour scheme for your wedding. And don’t even get us started about bridal bouquets and make-up swatches! A colour consultant is a concept borrowed from the States, but is fast becoming more widely accepted here. These savvy professionals will look at all the different aspects to your wedding design and create a central colour theme that will unite everything together. They are also extremely skilled at working out which shades of make-up best suit your skin tone.
You do not have to be extremely wealthy or extremely desperate to hire an event planner. Event planners simply take the headache out of planning your wedding by orchestrating the time and place for everything that needs to take place. Good event planners should also be attuned to the couple’s needs and be able to tailor the experience to suit them.
No, this isn’t some cheesy movie starring a vintage Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Wedding singers are trained vocalists who have built up their specialty to include singing at weddings. Hire a wedding singer over a band if you want to go for a fresh vibe that pays tribute to yesteryear.
One step above your average travel agent, the honeymoon planner will listen to your wishes and come up with a travel destination and itinerary that fits your budget and desires. Unsure how to plan for your honeymoon, where to go, or which time of year is cheapest to travel to certain destinations? These are all things a skilled honeymoon planner can assist you with. One more overall thing to consider: if a family member, friend or acquaintance happens to excel at any of the above job descriptions, by all means take advantage of their expertise instead of hiring someone. The important thing is that you get enough help planning your wedding that it does not become an extra burden for you. What you will find is that the more people you have assigned to individual tasks, the less wedding stress you end up shouldering and the more you’ll be able to enjoy your wedding. And isn’t that what we’re all after?