Wedding Planner: A Modern Day Necessity

“By Failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin.

What's a wedding planner, and why do you need one?

A wedding planner is the person who swoops in like a superhero to save couples from the stresses of organizing their big day. They're like the ultimate party planner for weddings, handling everything from catering to decorations and making sure the cake doesn't collapse. So, if you're tying the knot, a wedding planner might just be your new BFF.

Every year, there are over 2 million marriages across the United States and that number is expected to grow exponentially. Of those, almost a quarter of couples choose a destination wedding. But, how do you know where the best places are to get the things you need for your wedding - in a place you aren’t intimately familiar with? One thing every successful wedding requires is a planner – whether it’s a seasoned professional, you and your ambitious DIY partner, or a dear trusted friend/family member.

When getting married people nowadays, especially millennials, are looking for more experiential events rather than the traditional local church ceremony and sit-down reception dinner. Complete personalization and unforgettable guest experiences are becoming increasingly popular. Couples aren't looking for blenders and linens for wedding gifts, but are more into creating their own traditions, which now include embracing other cultural customs, choosing eco-friendly venues and hosting unique reception events. Instead of asking for gifts and building a registry, a lot of couples are using alternatives such as “honey-funds”, where guests, family, and loved ones contribute to the newly weds future by means of contributing money towards their honeymoon, new home, whatever they have planned for their future.

Even at the best of times, planning a wedding can be overwhelming for any couple. From choosing and securing the venue, to the invitations and logistics, decor and theme, the event takes on a life of its own.

A Wedding Planner isn’t just a fancy name; it’s a career!

Securing a wedding planner is the best way to ensure that your special day goes off without a hitch. Wedding planners are experienced professionals who have the knowledge and resources to make sure all of your wedding details are taken care of. They can help you plan every aspect of your wedding, from selecting a venue to finding vendors, and create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. With their expertise and knowledge of the industry, they can make sure that everything goes smoothly so you can enjoy a stress-free celebration that will be remembered for years to come. Not only do they provide peace of mind, but they can also save you time and money by finding the best deals on everything from catering to decorations. Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a large affair, having a wedding planner on board is essential in making sure everything runs smoothly.

Planning a wedding is no easy task. But with the help of a personal wedding planner, you can make sure that your special day goes as smoothly as possible. Las Vegas is the perfect place to have an exciting and fun wedding ceremony and reception, with endless opportunities for entertainment and relaxation. With our great deals and expertise, we can take away all the stress and hassle of planning your big day so that you can focus on enjoying your special moment with family and friends.

At Chapel of the Flowers, we believe that planning a wedding should be an exciting, fun, and stress-free experience. But it can quickly become overwhelming, time-consuming and stressful if you don't have the right help. That's why we offer a wide variety of all-inclusive wedding packages that include a dedicated wedding planner who will guide you every step of the way, guaranteeing a stress-free and unforgettable wedding experience. We have the expertise and experience to help you choose the perfect venue, plan your ceremony and reception, coordinate transportation for guests and manage all the details so you can focus on enjoying every moment on your special day.

Las Vegas is the ultimate romantic city, filled with unique opportunities for photo shoots and other unforgettable events with your spouse-to-be. Be it a classy chapel or an exotic locale, our experts will ensure that your big day goes off without a hitch.

Real-time events constantly take place in the heart of our city, live music events and shows may be an exciting alternative to traditional after parties, especially for small parties. Full of energy and passion, our events take advantage of the artistic and lively vibe any city has to offer.

Once you've decided to tie the knot (which by the way, comes from the Celtic "handfasting" ceremonial tradition of tying a rope or ribbon to join the couples' hands)(1), you may realize that actually planning a wedding is not your cup of tea.

Many of us may have a dream wedding in mind, but to actually execute it is another story altogether. So why not leave all of the details to a trained professional?

Las Vegas is the ultimate romantic city, filled with unique opportunities for photo shoots and other unforgettable events with your spouse-to-be. Be it a classy chapel or an exotic locale, our experts will ensure that your big day goes off without a hitch.

Hiring a professional wedding planner may be one of the best decisions you make for your special day. Particularly if you decide on a destination wedding where you'll need to rely on the knowledge and expertise of those who are familiar with your chosen location and have connections with local vendors. And keep in mind, you may be planning multiple events over the course of a wedding weekend away - not just the ceremony and reception. Luckily for you, all of our wedding packages include a wedding planner to help make your dream wedding become reality.

You don't have to worry about the average cost of a wedding planner ranging anywhere from $1,000-$10,000 because all of our wedding packages come bundled with a planning pro- for FREE! Instead, enjoy peace of mind knowing that your special day is in the hands of an experienced professional who will make sure everything goes according to plan. You can rest assured knowing that your special day will be stress free and cost effective, without having to worry about hidden costs or additional expenses.

According to Michelle Winner in 'The Complete Guide to Hiring a Destination Wedding Planner,' hiring a professional planner will not only support you in achieving your dream wedding, but also make executing all of the details so much easier on you and everyone involved.(2) Beyond knowing that your wedding is in capable hands, there are several reasons to hire a destination wedding planner, according to Winner:

  • Peace of Mind - Weddings can be stressful enough, but even more so if you're planning an event many miles away from your home. A planner can help ease that anxiety, especially when it comes to planning for contingencies, like weather-related events. They can rationally answer your questions, lay out the alternatives, and provide unbiased opinions.
  • Experience - Most of the top destination wedding planners have years of experience, and solid relationships so they are able to handle any problems that may arise.
  • Local Connections - By selecting a planner who is familiar with your wedding location or has excellent connections to resources there, you know they'll have insight to resources you may not be able to get on-line. Also, they should know the best vendors, local weather patterns and be able to recommend "off-the-beaten path of places to visit and dine."(2)

Hiring a Wedding planner who completely understands what you want to achieve for your wedding will contribute to a life-long memory of this special occasion. Working with our professional planners will support you in achieving your dream wedding while executing all of the details to make it easier on everyone involved, allowing you to enjoy every detail and moment on your special day.

Take advantage of this opportunity to express your vision and what you and your partner expect for your wedding day. Write down all of your questions and collaborate with our team of professionals to ensure your vision comes to fruition. And don’t forget to ask about our customizable packages.

Creating vision boards is a great way to get started. Every year nearly 40 million people utilize Pinterest for inspiration and wedding planning guidance. 900 million wedding pins are saved each year! Over time, couples move into the decision making process and use their favorite pins to help bring their vision to life.

There are now plenty of options to exchange vows in a unique place rather than the traditional church. Get married at one of our 5 on-site chapels, a national park, or be transported by helicopter to get married in the Grand Canyon or Red Rock Canyon, the options for customization are endless!

The Quick, Get-Away Wedding

Finally, let's briefly touch on another growing matrimonial trend - the desire by some couples to eschew long-term planning and costly events for the quick, get-away wedding. Of the roughly 2.5 million annual marriages in the United States, roughly 350,000, or 25%, of those are destination weddings. And as you might expect, Las Vegas, Nevada, still ranks as the top destination in the world for the quickie wedding.(3)

Each day, some 340 marriages are performed in Las Vegas, contributing to a $2 Billion a year industry, and one which employs 18,000 people in southern Nevada - making it a bedrock of the economy along with tourism and gambling, according to Clark County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya.(4)

What makes Las Vegas so special for this particular brand of matrimony? Probably the 'just about anything goes' mentality for one. Couples are able to live out their wide-ranging wedding fantasies in a place like Las Vegas more than any other place on earth. And it's fast, economical and fun. There are no waiting periods, blood test requirements nor extensive paperwork to get the job done. Merely a simple application (including digital pre-application forms for marriage licenses), the presentation of photo identification and license fees under $110 are all that is needed. Oh, and it helps to have a marriage license bureau that is open until midnight every night including weekends and holidays.(5)

So, if you do decide to pass on the extensive wedding planning process and opt for the elopement or quickie wedding route, Las Vegas is definitely your go-to venue. You can plan a small intimate wedding, elopement, or vow renewal ceremony.

Here is the bottom line: The question is not whether to get married or elope, it's how. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. It's a time when you get to celebrate with the people you love, and it's a chance to share your very own personal love story. We are here to help you make that day as special as you want it to be.

If you want your wedding to be small and intimate, we can make that happen. If you want to invite all of your friends and family members to your elaborate ceremony or if you want a simple vow renewal without the formalities, we can help you organize that too!

We offer a variety of wedding services, from small, intimate ceremonies to larger elopements, weddings, and vow renewals. No matter your vision, style, or budget, we will help you orchestrate the wedding of your dreams.

We know how important it is for you to have a wedding that reflects you and your partner's style and personality. That's why we'll work with you to tailor our services to meet your needs and make sure that everything goes smoothly on your wedding day. We specialize in weddings that are unique to each couple.

Have your unique wedding in a national park with fiery rocks or get married in an indoor chapel that resembles the outdoors with all real plant life and a customizable sky ceiling or get married in a traditional church, we have it all!

Our expert planners will plan everything from start to finish, book your hotel and spa arrangements, tanning, tux and gown rental to make your luggage lighter and attire more affordable, hair and makeup, limo service, floral arrangements, unique and elegant wedding venues, receptions, photo shoots, and more. The photo opportunities, food, and things to do in Las Vegas are endless and we want to help you make the most of them! Enjoy the best Las Vegas has to offer with our all inclusive wedding packages.

Not only will you have a personal wedding planner but you will be assigned a “day-of” coordinator who will ensure your ceremony is on time and runs smoothly. We think that every bride and groom should have a stress-free and worry-free wedding day.

Chapel of the Flowers will take care of all of the details, so that you can focus on what matters most: your partner in life.