On the fence about hiring a wedding planner? Read on to see why we recommend it!
Congrats! You’re engaged! Next comes the fun part, right?! For some, yes! Planning your wedding is an extremely exciting and personal time. Every bride wants their wedding to reflect their personality and traditions, so many want to make sure that they are completely in charge of planning the big day. But for others, planning a wedding can be a daunting task. That’s where the pros step in. Planning a wedding takes a lot of time, energy, and creativity. Hiring a wedding planner helps to ensure that everything you want happens on your big day without creating too much stress for you.
The average couple spends at least 200+ hours planning their special day. Between trips to venues, food tastings, researching the perfect venue, finding the perfect DJ, etc… your time can get eaten up. A planner is there to smooth out the process, stick to your budget and help you stay on track without wasting your time. They will work with you to help refine your already amazing ideas and bring them to reality.
Wedding planners are a huge resource for couples as they search for ways to make their day special and unique to them. The close relationship that planners develop with vendors helps make for an easier planning process and sometimes opens up opportunity for the chance to negotiate discounts. What flower is the least expensive for your time frame? Where do you seat the guest who shouldn’t get ahold of the microphone? They have witnessed just about everything and have learned what works and what doesn’t work, meaning they can offer guidance where it matters most.
If you didn’t already know, wedding planning can be stressful. Often, this stress carries over into relationships. Wedding planners have been there and have experience handling conflicts when they arise. We’ve all been there – sometimes you just need to vent and take a step back to look at the big picture. Planners can often double as unofficial therapists, finding compromise for some decisions that may be more difficult than others.
On the day of the wedding, you shouldn’t have to worry about a thing. You are there to be swept away in a day full of love and celebration and nothing should come in the way of that. The wedding planner is the person who ensures that happens. Instead of vendors coming to you or your family for any questions, they talk to the wedding planner. The planner will ensure that any crisis that might occur gets dealt with (you don’t need to know that the cake is getting delivered late as you’re are putting on your dress!) and makes sure that the guest that might have had a little bit too much to drink makes it home safely. Not only that but they will create a solid timeline for the day and ensure that everyone stays on track and is in the right place when they need to be. Everything from the rehearsal through the end of the reception is carefully planned out.
Wedding planners are there to ensure that you have a worry-free and stress-free day. There is nothing better than seeing the beaming smile on the bride as she starts the rest of forever with her “meant to be”. This is your day, so enjoy it and leave the work to the pros.
Jessica & Sara