A wedding planner's job may sound fun, but it is one hell of a task. It requires not just your valued resources to make the bride and groom happy, but also your time and efficiency. Things cannot be done in your own sweet time; deadlines have to be met and follow-ups have to be consistent and executed as scheduled.
Important Duties of a Wedding Planner
Look out for flower shops for reasonably priced flowers. Find hall for the reception that fit the budget criteria, or a caterer that provides catering if you book their hall. Break down the budget. If it is too less, then don't hesitate to suggest something to the couple that wouldn't overshoot their budget to a great extent.
Make sure to mention as part of your services, that you need to be contacted at least six months before the big day. Booking things in advance is financially wiser than booking closer to the wedding date. In other words, the later you book for reception halls/open spaces, the more expensive it becomes.
You can't possibly be in two places at the same time, so have a helping hand when planning a wedding. An assistant can be given jobs like researching on halls or open-air venues to find something idyllic for the couple, including flower shops, catering companies, cake designers, wedding dress stores etc.
Meet with the best there is in the MC business, by interviewing them yourself before you present them to the couple. Once a choice has been made, the MC can then take over to help the couple decide on how the entire reception unfolds. That part is not important to you, unless the MC needs you to arrange for anything in particular that may need your services.
It takes time and patience to plan a wedding, but when you see the fruits of your labor take form, it is a sight for sore eyes. Keeping the above pointers in mind, you'll have no trouble in coordinating the details that need to be overseen as part of the wedding.