03/9/2018

Why Hire a Wedding Planner?

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Time to start looking at venues, decide on decor and floral designs, book a caterer, organize the seating arrangement… Overwhelmed yet? Planning a wedding is a major time commitment and in combination with everyday responsibilities, the idea of taking on hours of extra work to put together your perfect day can be daunting. Wouldn’t it be great if you could forgo all the stressful, tedious tasks and just enjoy yourself on your special day? Or maybe you want to be a part of every detail but just need the right connections to get your plans in action. Well fortunately with the right planner you can design your wedding exactly as you’ve always imagined it. Here are five reasons why you should hire a wedding planner.

VENDOR CONNECTIONS: Who provides what at your wedding is a key factor. Whether it be the caterer, florist or band, ensuring the highest quality service while staying within budget takes a lot of time and research. If you haven’t had a reason to book a particular vendor before you may not even know what exactly you should be looking for. Planner’s know how to take your vision and find the best supplier to make it a reality. (Saving you from all the annoying back and forth communication in the process!) Plus with years of building industry relationships, you can be sure you’re getting the best work at the absolute best deal.

BUDGET: A top reason couples debate whether or not to hire a wedding planner is the added expense, when in reality putting some of your budget towards a wedding planner can actually save you money in the long run. When you’ve never organized an event as large as a wedding it can be difficult to determine which elements of your day will be worth the cost and which won’t. For this reason, wedding registry site Zola, interviewed 750 couples to find out what made their day truly unforgettable and what they could have gone without. Spoiler alert: 20% of couples wish they’d hired a wedding planner! Planners know what’s more important and what’s going to have the most impact so we can stretch your budget as needed.

TIMELINE: For many couples, the ceremony is held in one place, pictures are taken in another, and the reception is somewhere else. All this running around while trying to keep things running smoothly can be chaotic. So it helps to have someone who knows how much time should be allocated to each event and sort out the best timeline to give you the wedding day experience you want.

PROBLEM SOLVER: Like anything in life, sometimes weddings can be unpredictable. You may have the most gorgeous beach wedding planned, but come show time an unexpected tropical storm hits. A wedding planner will have already anticipated this and have a tent service setting up before the first guest takes their seat. In-law’s can’t seem to decide on who gives the first speech? Leave it to your planner to stand in as mediator. No matter what the issue, your wedding planner will ensure you have the stress-free, beautiful day you deserve.

WRAPPING UP: Whether it’s a lightshow, live performer or late night snack passing, your planner will be there to make sure the last moments of your day go as smoothly as the first. Same goes for packing up gifts and any other valuables so you won’t have to miss a second of celebrating.