6 Undeniable Reasons You Should Hire a Wedding Planner
Updated: Jul 28, 2020
This post was written by my wonderful friend, Kodi Keese! Read & enjoy her take on having a wedding planner!
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Have you set a wedding date yet?!
How did he propose?
What colors are you going with?
Did you pick a venue?
If you’re engaged, you’ve probably heard these questions a few times after a very excited, “CONGRATULATIONS!”
It’s true -- weddings are meant to celebrate the couple’s marriage more than it is about the wedding day. Also true -- planning an event as significant as a wedding is a huge undertaking. With all the decisions and details, a couple’s engagement can quickly become overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and it shouldn’t be!
Whether you need guidance on overall decision making, help putting a theme together, or assistance with organization, hiring a creative and dependable wedding planner will turn you into the care-free bride you always wanted to be.
With that said, here are 6 undeniable reasons you should hire a wedding planner:
1) You Stay Within Your Budget
Some of the biggest mistakes engaged couples make have to do with finances. Most of the time it’s because they either didn’t know or didn’t have a wedding planner to tell them their alternatives. Your planner will fully understand what you’re envisioning for your wedding and will be able to make different suggestions. Instead of the $35/person caterer and $800 photographer you’ve tentatively chosen, they can easily refer you to similar vendors at a friendlier price.
They’ve been planning weddings longer than you so they’re familiar with fair prices, how to negotiate them, and wedding lingo. Hiring a planner can cut down on a lot of costs by ensuring you avoid the most common mistakes while keeping you within your budget.
2) Support with Tricky Situations
It seems like everyone you tell about your engagement has an opinion about your wedding day - especially loved ones. Offering advice on what they think you should and shouldn’t do. When it’s a close family member giving advice, it takes real navigating skills to avoid hurt feelings while pursuing your wishes. The great news is, your wedding planner will face these situations and offer classy solutions to some of the most complex circumstances.
Plus, planners are able to foresee and avoid problematic situations before they happen. They are essential to calming nerves of family members, bridesmaids and maintain communication between vendors.
3) Your Wedding Dreams Turn into Reality
Your vision will be brought to life! And if you don’t have one, your planner will help you create one. A great planner will help you see that we all have some kind of vision for a wedding and will help you discover what yours looks like, because that’s what creative wedding planners do.
Whether it be a floor-plan, thank you gifts, wedding day itinerary, or decorations you need help with, your planner will know just what to do.
For extra support, some planners will even attend bridal dress shopping and tag along while you venue hunt to make sure everything lines up with your overall vision and budget.
4) They Have Connections
Wedding planners know all the in’s and out’s of the industry and have great relationships with various vendors.They know who charges what, if they are currently running any deals, their style, and if they have a good reputation. Instead of sifting through pages and pages of reviews on The Knot and WeddingWire, you can trust your wedding planner’s referrals and recommendations.
Speaking of vendors, because so many are involved, communication can get confusing. From your caterer, to your florist, and photographer things can quickly become chaotic. If you don’t have a game plan, maintaining communication between everyone can feel almost impossible. Luckily, this is something your planner is trained to do and will maintain seamlessly.
5) Every Detail Will be Covered
Hiring an experienced wedding planner means no detail will go uncovered for your big day. Details you’d probably never think of will be ironed out to ensure the only detail you have to worry about is enjoying your wedding day.
You won’t have to lift a finger to confirm everything is on schedule with your vendors. A few weeks before the wedding your dependable wedding planner will have already done that.
But your planner won’t stop there. Most wedding planners cover the following:
Day of itinerary
Providing customized checklists for the wedding, dinner rehearsals, and changing your last name
6) Assistance on your big day
Your planner will keep your entire day on schedule and running smoothly. While you and your new spouse enjoy visiting with guests and celebrating, they will make sure the ceremony starts on time, dinner is served promptly, and things are set up where they need to be.
All that will be left for you to do on this day is to celebrate your marriage!
BONUS: Some planners will even stay late to clean up after the event so you and your family don’t have to.
So, What are you waiting for?!
When the day finally arrives it will have you and your special person’s love story written all over it. You can expect the same creative and dependable outcome on your wedding day that you received throughout the entire planning process.
Dependable wedding planners know how to organize your big day from the moment you first say yes, to the moment you say I do and even after.
Hiring a wedding planner will not only save you money - you will have more time and peace of mind to enjoy your engagement season.
Are you recently engaged?
Interested in learning more about how a wedding planner can add dependability and creativity to your day?
Don’t hesitate in reaching out to learn how I can add all these things and more to this exciting time of your life!