A Good Wedding Planner is Like….
I was looking to find a foundation to replicate the stunning coverage I received when I spoke at Eventology earlier this month. I was uber excited to find that one of my favorite makeup artists, Kevyn Aucoin, had a new liquid airbrush foundation line out. I love everything Kevyn, but did not want to drop $45 online since I don’t have a local Sephora in my area to actually test the shade I thought I needed. But, it did spark a very thoughtful moment.
A good wedding planner is like foundation.
A great foundation helps you cover imperfections, hide flaws, enhances what you already have and makes you look better. A wedding planner can do the same things. S/he can help you cover all of the things that aren’t quite perfect or unexpected mistakes (at times without you knowing!). But additionally, instead of recreating your event vision, s/he will take what you want and have, enhance it and make it better.
On that same token, it’s imperative that you find the right match. Your foundation has to be the right match for your skin type, skin tone and does what it wants to you to do (matte finish, medium coverage, etc.). If you don’t—it makes you look bad, can cast that ghastly makeup shadow or mask and can work against what you already have (skin type, shade, etc.). The same thing goes for your wedding planner. A planner’s lack of experience or work process can make you and your event look disorganized and poorly designed. It can also take away from everything you have planned and make what was to be a focal point or special attraction, an eyesore.
Let’s talk money, now. Look at the above, we have the Kevyn Aucoin liquid foundation which retails for $45. The Cover Girl retails for $11.49. Sometimes the 11.49 will carry you over, but on your wedding day, you don’t want to be just “carried over”. You want to be flawless. There are also times when the $11.49 is all you can afford, because $45 is a lot of money to pay if a.) it’s not what you want or b.) it doesn’t work the way you want or how you need it to. However, with the $45 foundation, you are getting premium ingredients that will work in a system to provide premium results. Sometimes you have to know and see the difference in value and service between someone providing, let’s say a day-of-coordination for $300 and another providing it for $1000.
Think about it 🙂
truer words have not been spoken. and how often do many settle for the bargain instead of quality and then are unhappy.
What a great blog! I couldn’t agree more.
Awesome analogy Terrica — so true!!
Terrica, I could not agree with you more. Chances are those DOC’s that charge that little will end up feeling under paid and under appreciated and not put forth much effort into your once in a lifetime event.
Great analogy and you speak the truth in comparing Day of Coordination pricing $300 vs.$1000, there are differences and as we all probably know, you get what you pay for.
Tabitha at Elite Bridal Concierge
Brilliant analogy! You have eloquently laid out the difference between what it means to have a great planner and a not so good planner.
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