Why do I Need a Full Service Wedding Planner?
Hiring a wedding planner is more or a necessity then a luxury. Let’s face it Google and wedding websites have answers but they are not specific to help personalize your wedding day needs, vision and budget.
Let’s get started…
Have you started looking for venues? Charleston has 100’s!
Let’s assume you want to attempt planning your wedding on your own, shall we? You go to Google and do a Charleston venue search, you come up with pages of options and think that’s it, but it’s not.
So… you then contact venues in your list to ask about available dates to set up a tour and whammo, they tell you they do not offer tours on the weekends because of ongoing events and you have to come during the week when it suits their schedule not yours!
At this point you’re not feeling the love, but understanding this is the most important part of planning your wedding you take 1-2 days off. Y’all hop on a plane or in the car with hopes of booking your venue by days end.
Yikes, you’ve just taken the entire day off, drove all around Charleston and have only visited 4-5 venues. Now what?
Let’s break this down…
Google venue search = 4 hours
Contacting all venues via email and phone to set up a site tour = 5 days
Visiting venues on your day off = 8 hours x 2 days = 16 hours
Total= 25 hours
Let’s break this down for you. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average hourly wag in Charleston SC is $15-20. This means you’ve already spent $500 in time JUST looking for a venue- can you imagine how much time you will spend planning this ENTIRE wedding?
On average planning a wedding takes 150-200 hours. Do you really want to create a second job for yourself planning your own wedding?
Allow me before being contracted to earn your trust by helping you find a wedding venue. I have a direct line to every venue manager, have at least 25 wedding venues that do not come up on the Google search and in 1-2 days I will provide you with a list of which are available for your interested date and budget.
Hiring Michael Winship as your wedding planner + Piece of mind = Priceless