Wedding Planner: To Hire or Not To Hire?


By Rhea T. Ocampo | December 2013

Family is of utmost importance among Filipinos. This is why, most often than not, all the members of a household involve themselves in order to make each family celebration meaningful and very special. Perhaps a Filipino wedding is the best example of this observation.

In most families in the Philippines, once a couple announces their engagement, their entire clan becomes excited, not just because they will welcome a new member of the family, but because they see it as a reason to have a family reunion. Thus, a Pinoy wedding is more than just a ceremony. It is actually considered as the biggest and most expensive Pinoy celebration that entails months of planning and preparation.

The Rigors of Wedding Planning

Philippine weddings are indeed one of the grandest and most festive celebrations in every Filipino family. However, they are also the most laborious.

Once a couple decide to tie the knot, they should be prepared for the nine to twelve busy months ahead of them. A couple may be overwhelmed by the number of wedding details to look into. They need to set the wedding date. They need to prepare necesarry marriage documents, attend pre-cana seminars. They need to select wedding suppliers while considering their wedding budget. There is the wedding venue to check, caterer to select, the wedding photographer to call, the florist to contact, the invitations to print, the wedding souvenirs to order, and many, many more! After that, the couple, together with their entourage, still has the fitting (of wedding attires), and the rehearsals. And then, for some, there is still the despedida de soltera and the bachelor’s party to attend to.

A couple need to put ALL these things together properly in order for them to have their dream wedding. How could this be easy, if not possible, especially if the couple or any of them have busy work schedules or worse based miles away? This is the reason why a lot of couples opt to turn to a wedding planner.

Every Couple’s Hero

Planning and preparing a wedding is indeed tedious and difficult. It could really wear out the couple, especially the bride-to-be. Fortunately, many experienced wedding coordinators are there to rescue burdened soon-to-wed couples.

Wedding consultants, more popularly known as wedding coordinators or wedding planners, are wedding professionals who can take care of overwhelming wedding details – from the smallest to the most important. Hiring a wedding planner may appear to be just additional wedding expense a couple can do without, but actually, it even helps couples reduce their expenses.

Remember that wedding planners are experienced professionals. Their years of experience have taught them the do’s and don’t’s of wedding preparation. Moreover, their familiarity with the wedding industry and their contacts will help couples save time in finding the right suppliers. And most importantly, they can relieve couples the stress of taking care of every wedding detail. Thus, a wedding planner can help couples realize their dream wedding in the most convenient way.

Metro Manila: The Cradle of the Best Wedding Coordinators

Metro Manila will not be touted as the Wedding Capital of the Philippines for nothing. Metro Manila houses bright and hardworking wedding coordinators that would definitely make every couple’s big day a success. Below are some of the exceptional wedding coordinators and planners we know:

Bez I Do Events and Wedding Planner is a full-service event planning and design production firm. In a very short period of time, the company’s fresh approach and innovative thinking have made it one of the most sought-after wedding planners in the country.

Monina E Events and Marketing prides itself in delivering services that are way beyond what usual event planners provide. They provide affordable but quality services. Each bespoke wedding is uniquely created with the vision of imparting a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will fascinate the couple and their guests.

Other wedding experts who can make your wedding stress-free are Banquet Specialty Shoppe Inc., The 3rd Party, and One Wish Events and Glam.

Wedding professional Zyndee Co – Special Events Consultant, the wedding planners from Gen Lee EventsTimeless Weddings and Events and Expressions By Bluefish team also brighten the heart of Metro Manila because of their passion to make every wedding an event to remember forever.

Also, couples down South can opt to hire the consummate wedding coordinators from Events ManilaSimply Beautiful Events, and iSnap Creatives to have a one-of-a-kind wedding celebration.

So for coordinating your dream wedding in the Wedding Capital of the Philippines, do not hesitate to employ the services of Manila’s best and brightest!