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Why Hire a Professional Bridal Consultant
A Consultant will be a distinct asset as you plan your wedding. Wouldn't it be nice to spend time with our fiance and your families, rather then worrying about all the details of your special day? A consultant will take care of those details, leaving you to have fun. And on your wedding day, you will shine as the start, while your consultant works behind the scenes to make your dreams come true. They will also handle as little or as much of your wedding as you wish. After all it is YOUR wedding the consultant is there for YOU and your family to put your vision into reality. They also have the experience to know who is the best suited vendor that fits into your budget. A consultants reputation depends on the quality of the services you receive as well as the vendors that represent their companies.
What qualities should I look for in a consultant
It is important you look for one with professional credentials. You should also be very comfortable with the person. You will be spending a lot of time together planning one of the major rites of passage in your life. There should also be some sort of service agreement in writing. Usually spelling out fees-payment schdules-services to be rendered. Each consultant has either a flat rate fee-hourly rate or by the job with a percentage rate at 10% or 15%.
Why can't I do the planning myself?
You certainly can do the planning yourself, and that sometimes is part of the fun. But it also can be a hassle, checking out many sources for each vendor category making sure all the details are in place and worrying about whether you're getting the best deal and whether everything will turn out allright. An ABC bridal professional has the training and experience to make it all come together while you relax.
What is a Bridal Consultant
A Bridal Consultant is a professional whose training, expertise and contacts will help make your wedding day as close to perfect as it possibly can be. You can relax as much as you can and be a guest at your own wedding. They play many roles in the planning process such as the advisor-coordinator-supervisor-financial planner and mediator.
Association of Bridal Consultants Code of Ethics
Our ABC members agree to the following: represent each client fairly and honestly, providing all agreed to services in a timely and cost effective manner-establish reasonable and proper fees for services and provide written estimates to each client-use honest, factual advertising-deal with employees and clients fairly, in an unbiased manner-disclose to clients any payments received from suppliers-operate an establishment that is a credit to the community.