What Should A Wedding Planner Not Do?

Planning a wedding is no cake walk. It is a complex process that requires the help of a professional wedding planner. Choosing the right wedding planner is essential for making your special day perfect. While some wedding planners go above and beyond to make your day unforgettable, others can create chaos and ruin the experience entirely. In this article, we will discuss the things that wedding planners should never do so that you can make an informed decision while hiring them 

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1. Ignoring Clients’ Budget and Preferences

– Not Considering Clients’ Budget

– Making Decisions Without Clients’ Consent

– Having No Alternative Recommendations

2. Not Managing Time Effectively

– Delaying Meetings

– Not Meeting Deadlines

– Not Scheduling Appointments in Advance

3. Failing to Communicate with Clients

– Not Responding to Calls and Emails Promptly

– Miscommunicating the Details

– Leaving Clients in the Dark

4. Overbooking Weddings

– Not Having Enough Staff for Each Event

– Being Impossible to Reach During an Emergency

– Unable to Cater to the Specific Needs of Each Client

5. Being Unprofessional

– Showing Up Late or Not Showing Up at All

– Dressing Inappropriately

– Being Disrespectful or Rude

6. Not Having a Backup Plan

– Not Preparing for Unexpected Situations

– Not Having a Contingency Plan

– Not Having Reserves of Supplies

Bullet Points or Numbered List:

Below is a list of things that a wedding planner should avoid.

1. Don’t overspend the budget.

2. Don’t force your opinions on the clients.

3. Don’t delay meetings and deadlines.

4. Don’t be unprofessional and rude.

5. Don’t overbook weddings.

6. Don’t be unavailable during emergencies.


Q. Can a wedding planner cancel last minute?

A. No, a professional wedding planner should never cancel at the last minute. They must always have a contingency plan in case of emergencies.

Q. Should I trust a wedding planner’s suggestions?

A. Yes, though you shouldn’t rely solely on the wedding planner’s suggestions. It’s essential to communicate your choices, preferences, and ideas to ensure that your wedding day is tailored to your liking.

Q. Is it common for wedding planners to overbook weddings?

A. Unfortunately, there are instances where some wedding planners overbook weddings, leading to professional incompetence and chaos. Therefore, you should ensure that your wedding planner dedicates sufficient resources and respects the event.

Conclusion: In a nutshell, wedding planning is as important as the wedding day itself. Therefore, choosing the best wedding planner for your special day is crucial. You should avoid hiring a planner who exhibits unprofessional behavior, does not respect your budget, communicates poorly, overbooks weddings, and fails to have a contingency plan. By keeping these things in mind, you can make sure that your wedding day goes smoothly without any stress.


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-Emily, Co-Founder, The Gardens of Weber Manor

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When I say that pictures and videos do not do this space justice, that is an understatement!! The Gardens of Weber Manor, in all of its whimsy and magic, is truly a perfect little nook in the heart of the Redlands. No matter what the vision or mood board, this venue and its versatility will allow you to transform it to match your wildest dreams. Add to that the fact that Mike & Emily are the absolute sweetest owners & venue managers, and there should be NOTHING holding you back from booking a tour and picking your wedding date that same day. It is clear that they have put their heart and souls into building up The Gardens from the ground up. So whether you’re planning a wedding, anniversary, birthday or corporate event, you need not look further. 

– Alianne Valladares-Prieto

The Gardens of Weber Manor is a hidden gem. This venue is magical. I can’t express how amazing it was working with Emily and Mike. They answered every question I had and made me feel that they had everything under control at all times. The staff was awesome!!! The rooms looked beautiful!!! I want to give a special thanks to Emily it was an absolute pleasure working with you. Everything went smoothly, easily and successfully thanks to Emily and Mike and the rest of the team. We felt like family from the time we started to plan the wedding and especially on our wedding day. Thanks to the Gardens of Weber Manor for the wedding of our dreams!

– Fernanda Rodriguez

We cannot say enough good things about this venue and the owners, Emily & Mike! It is truly a hidden gem. The garden is absolutely gorgeous – you really don’t even need to decorate because the scenery has so much beauty all itself. There are so many spots throughout the venue that could be used for different parts of an event, and no matter where you turned it was a perfect photo backdrop. Our friends and family kept telling us how beautiful the venue was and wondering how we found it.

– Kyla Hill