bride&glory are on a fact-finding mission in the land of wedding planning, the amazing US of A and the even more glorious Bay Area around San Francisco. Spoilt rotten, we know.
Unless you’ve been in hibernation, you’ll have noticed that most of us had to somewhat tighten our collective purse strings lately. Even here in the US, where weddings are a ginormous (to use the economically correct term) industry, 2008 and 2009 saw a plunge in the money spent by brides and grooms on their wedding days.
There is good news on the horizon though. Although wedding budgets aren’t quite back up to where they used to be, 2010 saw the average budget rise significantly compared to previous years. Couples and their finances are rebounding – and in a good way!
And, whilst we would love to tell you that we subsist purely on love and romance, we do need to eat occasionally – which we can only do if we earn just about enough to keep us going. So when our couples are doing better, so are we, and everybody is happy.
You may ask yourself why we’re telling you all of this? Well, here’s why. It’s no secret that the US leads the way when it comes to customer service. Americans lead busy lives and appreciate that, in order to make the most of their time, they need to prioritise. There is no shame in turning to the use of expert services in any area of life, in fact it is positively encouraged. Especially if you could be using your precious time much more wisely than trying to accumulate a vast knowledge someone else out there already has ‘on tap’ for you.
With that in mind, it’s no surprise that wedding planning services led the rebound of the US wedding industry by a whopping 77%.
And it makes perfect sense. Wedding Planning is still much more common in the US than the UK and most Americans wouldn’t dream of planning their wedding without the help of a professional planner.
They understand that getting a wedding planner involved will not only preserve their sanity but also help to keep their finances and budgets in check and can sometimes even save them money.
So why not take a leaf out of their clever books and contact one of the wonderful UK wedding planners to see how they can help you do the same?
Preferably us, of course, so we can keep the PB on our Jelly sandwiches.
Off to meet some more of the fantastically inspirational ‘wedding people’ of San Francisco now so must dash.
P.S. Statistics quoted above courtesy of Business on Main (http://bit.ly/gu3X4j)