Wedding planners are not just for the well to do. They are for all brides, because every bride is unique and deserves special attention on her wedding day. You don’t have to have a huge wedding budget or an exceptional guest list to benefit from a wedding planner’s expertise!
There is a wedding planner and a planning package for every couple out there. You simply have to find the one that best fits your needs.
So why should you hire a wedding planner? Here’s a few reasons why it will be the best money spent on your wedding.
#1. YOU DESERVE EVERYTHING TO BE PERFECT ON YOUR WEDDING DAY -
It takes a lot of time and hard work to pull a wedding together perfectly. A wedding planner has organized a wedding many times, and with practice comes perfection. They know the right people to talk to, how to get the best prices, what should (and shouldn’t) be in a contract, and how to ensure that every single detail is prepared for your big day. Your wedding planner will take care of all the details to make sure you enjoy your wedding day.
#2. WEDDING PLANNERS CAN SAVE YOU MONEY ALONG WITH CREATING A BUDGET –
Weddings can be extremely expensive. By hiring a wedding planner, couples can save a great deal of money. A wedding planner is like a financial adviser or an accountant who specializes in weddings. They know how much things should cost, roughly what percentage of your budget will be spent in each area, and when payments will need to be made in order to secure services and/or products. Because wedding planners provide so much business to vendors, they are often able to negotiate discounts for their clients. With a wedding planner, you’ve got someone to guide you through the process and help you maximize your budget by focusing on the elements that are most important to you, whether it’s food, decorations or entertainment. And let’s not forget about out of town guests!
#3. ORCHESTRATES AS MUCH AS YOU WANT - FROM REHEARSAL THROUGH THE END OF RECEPTION –
A wedding planner’s job is to orchestrate from rehearsal through the end of the reception, ensuring everything goes off without a hitch! Believe me, you do not want to be responsible for organizing the rehearsal or making sure the bridal party is properly lined up. How about making sure that the guest who had a little too much to drink departs safely? Wedding planners are there to handle the little incidentals that could happen during the day and into the evening.
#4. WEDDING PLANNERS REDUCE YOUR STRESS LEVELS –
Not only does your wedding planner help you in the lead-up to your wedding, but more importantly, they’re making sure every last detail is taken care of on your wedding day as well. Do you or someone in your family really want to be the one to answer a million questions on your big day? Hiring a wedding planner ensures that you will have a worry-free and stress-free day, allowing you to enjoy your day, just like your guests.
#5. SAVING TIME IS A WEDDING PLANNER'S JOB –
Planning a wedding takes an enormous amount of time. In fact, the average couple spends well over 200 hours planning their special day. The beauty of having a wedding planner is that they’ll take on all the research and leg work for you. Your wedding planner takes care of gathering information while you have fun being engaged and make all the final decisions. A good wedding planner will save you time and energy by researching vendors, taking care of the many, many details, and coming up with various creative ideas to make your wedding amazing.
#6. WEDDING PLANNERS CAN TAKE ALL OF YOUR IDEAS AND TURN THEM INTO YOUR SIGNATURE WEDDING DESIGN –
This is one of the most important days of your life and you need someone that can help you weave your big day all together flawlessly. So if you have your heart set on an amazing beach wedding and your partner would rather get married in a mountain meadow, your wedding planner will help you pull it together. Who says you can’t have the perfect dream wedding for two?
#7. THE WEDDING PLANNER CREATES SCHEDULES –
There are so many events leading up to the big day. Combine that with the many things that happen during the wedding and everyone will lose track. The wedding planner can keep you all on track. Wedding planners are well-versed at making detailed itineraries for all involved (including other vendors) and making sure that everything happens on time. Wedding planners touch base with vendors several times before the wedding day to make sure everything goes smoothly. This is key!
#8. WEDDING PLANNERS ARE GREAT MEDIATORS –
We all know that uncomfortable situations can happen when you’re planning your wedding. Your wedding planner can be a neutral, impartial voice amidst the emotional chaos that can result from an argument or family situation. Wedding planners have been trained when situations arise and know how to avoid such problems before they begin. They can also act as a buffer when there are conflicts. Wedding planners are able to take on the responsibilities often assigned to loved ones so that everyone is able to enjoy the wedding. Since they can see the bigger picture, it’s often easier to help everyone involved reach a peaceful resolution.
#9. WEDDING PLANNERS ACT AS THE “GO TO PERSON” –
The average wedding has at least 20 different vendors. Combine that with the entire wedding party and all of the guests and that is a lot of people with questions and concerns. You might even have multiple venues, a large guest list, or have to “flip” the space from ceremony to reception quickly. If so, your wedding planner is there to handle it for you. By hiring a wedding planner, couples can simply tell others “talk to the wedding planner”. Your planner makes sure your vendors all work together seamlessly and that any issues are handled behind-the-scenes while you sit back and relax.
#10. WEDDING PLANNERS MAKE THE PLANNING PROCESS ENJOYABLE –
Couples that don’t use a wedding planner often get burned out on the whole process because there are so many decisions that have to be made. If you’ve thought to yourself, “I’m so tired of planning this wedding,” then it is long past time to find yourself a wedding planner. A great planner will make the whole process enjoyable for you and keep your stress to an absolute minimum. Isn’t your sanity worth it?
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