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14 Mar 2017

Hiring a Wedding Planner - Everything You Need to Know From Expert Hayley Jayne

by rima@hitched

Planning a wedding can be stressful at the easiest of times, with hundreds of details, guests and wedding planning worries – how do most brides cope?

One way of easing the chaos and wedmin worries is to hire a wedding planner, someone with the expertise and the time to help you on your wedding planning journey.

We got together with Hayley Jayne, a fantastic and experienced wedding planner, who told us more about exactly what this service can involve.

What are the main responsibilities of a wedding planner?

The main responsibilities of a wedding planner is to guide couples through their wedding planning journey, helping to make it as stress free for them as possible.  In addition to this, it is also very important that a wedding planner saves engaged couples time. 

Why do most couples hire a wedding planner in your experience?

It is currently estimated that planning a wedding will take a future bride and groom approximately 250 hours.  With this in mind, many couples will approach a wedding planner for assistance, due to work and family commitments preventing them from investing the necessary time required to plan the wedding of their dreams.

Will a wedding planner take the responsibility of planning a wedding away from the couple?

A common misconception is that wedding planners are there to plan every aspect of a wedding, when, in reality they will have many planning options available.  All of which are carefully designed to give couples the choice of selecting a planning package that best suits their requirements.

With this in mind, we asked Hayley Jayne to share her wedding package options to showcase to couples exactly what variety of service is available to them:

The Full Planning Package

A bespoke service that is tailored to each individual couple. Your wedding planner will work alongside the couple, assisting them with all key elements in planning a wedding such as creating the wedding budget, managing wedding admin and coordinating the wedding day.

This is a brilliant option for couples who lead busy lifestyles or have work/family commitments that mean they cannot dedicate as much time to wedding stress as others may be able to.

The Partial Planning Package

This service is a great choice for couples who have planned certain aspects of their wedding already. It’s excellent for weddings that have had the main foundations for their big day set in stone and need some help and advice in planning other aspects that will complement the decisions they have already made.

It is never too late to hire a wedding planner!

Venue Search & Supplier Sourcing Package

As a wedding planner, Hayley has an extensive knowledge of a wide scale of wedding venues and suppliers. This service is essentially being pointed in the right direction and being introduced to suppliers and venues that fit the brief you give to your wedding planner.

Once Hayley knows what your requirements are – she can use her experience to narrow down the best candidates for your wedding.

This is a brilliant choice for couples who want to keep the power in their hands, but need some help with the first few big decisions.

Wedding Administration & Consultancy Package

As long winded and time-consuming as planning a wedding can be 0 there is no doubt that it is fun! A lot of couples will want to do as much of it themselves as possible and we can totally understand why, but one thing about wedding planning that isn’t fun is the paperwork.

If you are the type of people who just can’t bear to deal with the numbers, contracts and ‘boring’ stuff (that is also really important) – you’ll be happy to know that the admin side of planning is another service Hayley Jayne offers.

With an extremely flexible hourly rate service and extensive knowledge in the documents you will have never seen before, you can happily hand over responsibility and sleep peacefully at night knowing all is under control!

On the Day Coordination Package

As well as the couples that need a helping hand, there are also thousands of engaged men and women out there who have the time, patience and enthusiasm to plan their entire wedding themselves and it’s very common too.

If you are one of these couples who can handle it all, but don’t want the stress on the actual wedding day – this package is the one for you.

The on the day coordination service offered by Hayley Jayne is merely a way of leaving the stress at the door when you wake up on the day of your wedding. Your wedding planner will work discretely behind the scenes to make sure everything works like clockwork which leaves you to enjoy the most special day of your life.

Hayley Jayne’s Top Tips for Wedding Planning

- Set a realistic budget and stick to it.

- Do not underestimate the amount of research you will need to do – make time for this.

- Enjoy your day!

“The day itself will fly by which is why it’s so important to make sure you take time out to enjoy each and every special aspect that you have incorporated into it” – Hayley Jayne Wedding Planner.


To find out more, or to get in touch with Hayley - be sure to visit her hitched listing here.

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Published 14 Mar 2017 11:15 by rima@hitched