Raise your hand if this you:
a. You’re newly engaged (Congrats!) and not sure where to start with all your wedding planning. In fact, you’re feeling highly overwhelmed and super stressed out with all that has to happen before you walk down the aisle. You’ve heard about wedding planners but not sure if hiring one is right for you.
b. You’ve been engaged for close to a year now, have a lot of your main wedding components figured out. But there are a few areas you’re still unsure of and a few you’ve got planned but want to confirm your plans seem right. You’re looking into hiring a wedding planner but are still on the fence.
c. Your wedding is literally weeks away. You’ve got everything planned and are considering asking Aunt Lucy to get together and go over your plans. Your 50% positive this is a good idea but it may be better if you just hire a wedding planner.
We still hear of folks who get to their wedding day and don’t have a wedding planner or day of coordinator. Regretfully, their story is told and now wish they’d invested in hiring someone other than their Aunt, Best Man, or DJ to ensure all the details happen smoothly and any Day-of mishaps or emergencies are put out quickly.
And we’re talking two types of information here. #1: Your wedding planner knows the ins and outs of the wedding industry and should be able to educate you on things like current day wedding etiquette, what a ceremony processional is, and what the going rate is for wedding florals or a Photo Booth these days. #2: That person is going to have ALL the information day of. When anyone has questions day of, they’ll be going to your wedding planner, NOT your maid of honor, to answer their question, thus alleviating stress and worries from any of your close loved one.
A good wedding planner will be able to make some awesome recommendations for you on any vendors you may still be needing. In fact, they very likely have a whole slew of personal vendor referrals they can make because they’ve seen these vendors do amazing work first hand! If they can’t find one that fits your requirements with in their immediate network, they should have access to a much bigger resource of recommendations they can find those referrals from.
3. Cost Reduction:
Maybe you’ve got a particular allowance to stick with or maybe you’re able to allocate an unlimited amount of funds to your wedding. Regardless your situation, your wedding planner will be able to help you make the most of your available resources and even be able to help you find ways to keep those estimated costs!
4. Avoids Hassle, Reduces Effort, + Saves Time:
A good wedding planner is going to have an amazing system in place to ensure a smooth wedding planning process for you True, there can always be stress with wedding planning especially since there’s a lot for our brides and grooms to decide! But with a wedding planner, the hassle, effort and time needed to be spent are reduced significantly as they’ve already found the most efficient ways to plan a wedding.
5. Simplifies + Organize:
Similar to the last point, your wedding planner should have a cut an amazing organization system all set up before you even inquire with them. When you hire your wedding planner, you’ll be amazed at how much simpler the planning process is than you thought it’d be and how organized everything is.
6. Reduces Anxiety by Reducing Risk:
Yep, you heard that right. You don’t have to stress as much because you’re plans are being made by a professional planner; someone who’s had a lot of experience planning weddings (+ maybe even events!) and can ensure that your wedding day plans and logistics are happening in the most foolproof way. And, if there is a chance of risk (can we say outdoor wedding + summer downpour? Yep, been there, seen that.) You can rest assured that your wedding planner has taken that chance into account and thought of Plan A, B, and C. This might be a good place to point out that it hiring a wedding planner not only reduces YOUR anxiety + stress but can also reduce the stress + anxiety of those near and dear to you (say mom, aunts, bridal party, and close friend) because they don’t have to worry about all those logistics and plans day of. They only have to be present, be their beautiful selves, and enjoy the beautiful day.
Didn’t think that hiring a wedding planner goes with fun/entertaining? Well, it does actually! Because all the hassle, effort, time, anxiety, + risk has been reduced therefore alleviating a ton of that stress, your emotions are that much freer to enjoy the wedding planning process. Furthermore, your wedding planner knows how to make the wedding planning process (can we say planning meetings over a glass of beer/wine at a coffee shop?) And all the fun vendor meetings + tastings where you learn more about what you like and all that delicious cake and food you get to try. All that is just a little bit fun, you know? Day of, if you’re wanting to bring the fun to your party your wedding planner will be able to either help make your dreams happen OR be able to create a really fun environment for you and your guests to enjoy.
8. Design+ Attractiveness:
A good wedding planner should be able to help bring your vision to life in the most aesthetically appealing way. We often have brides come to us with their design vision needing just a little bit of reassurance or a lot a bit of help needed to make their dream happen. We also have those brides who need help creating the design/theme of their wedding. And guess what? Your wedding planner should be more than able to help you design the wedding of your dreams.
Okay, and just a few more reasons you should hire a wedding planner:
- They’re not your mom, sisters, or best friends. We get it, it’s so much fun to have all the ladies in your life come together to help you plan your big day. And they’ll probably be so excited to help, too! But it’s super nice to have someone who isn’t so close to you that will be able to hear your visions and dreams objectively and who’ll be able to ensure they’ll happen the way you’ve dreamed. Not your mom or best friends way.
- They’re a professional. Your wedding planner takes their job seriously and is constantly educating themselves in industry best practices, networking with vendors, and growing themselves all so that they can serve you better. For us wedding planners, we kind of geek out on all the above because we love what we do but do it because we LOVE serving YOU (no rhyme intended).
Most wedding planners offer a handful of different services so you can choose one that will most fit your needs. So hiring a wedding planner should be an easy decision for you.
But if you’re still on the fence about whether you should hire a wedding planner, give me a ring or send an e-mail. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.