Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner:
Engagement Season is in full Swing! After the excitement of the engagement settles, stress levels rise as couples contemplate the full scope of planning their dream wedding. A common question among newly engaged couples is “should I hire a wedding planner?” and being a wedding/event planner myself, my answer is always going to be, “yes, you absolutely should!”
But in case you need a little more convincing, here are a few of many reasons why I believe you should hire a wedding planner:
Wedding Planners Make it so You Can Enjoy the Planning Process and Your Wedding Events:
Your wedding is a special day and you should be able to experience each element without having to worry about the details. In 2019 it was reported that the average wedding took 528 hours to plan. Most of us lead very busy lives and we can’t always take time off work and life to fully dedicate ourselves to the planning process. A great wedding planner can take a lot of the time and stress of wedding planning off your shoulders. After just a few conversations, they will be able to determine the different elements you are looking for and spend time sourcing your vendors and each individual detail for your perfect wedding. These various options will be presented to you to allow you to narrow things down and make final decisions. Additionally, a great wedding planner knows how to help you negotiate to get the best price possible and helps you stick to your budget.
Having a wedding planner is invaluable on the day of your wedding as they will ensure that every vendor has what they need and that each detail falls perfectly into place. With your planner checking in on the details, you have time to enjoy your wedding, spend time with your guests, and soak up every second of your special day.
Wedding Planners Know the Vendors:
A great wedding planner not only knows the vendors in their main location, but often has a relationship with them. Planners will have a network of contacts throughout the country and/or world and will be able to give vendor recommendations that will perfectly fit your wedding vibe. Past experience gives planners knowledge on vendor price points which will give you a good starting point and help you stay on budget. This is helpful because you don’t want to end up falling in love with a vendor that is out of your price range.
Wedding Planners Help you Maintain a Reasonable Budget:
The budget is always a very important part of the planning process and often a big stressor for couples. With the internet full of pictures of extravagant weddings, it is easy to have dreams that simply do not match your budget. A wedding planner can give you price estimations from the beginning and give you realistic alternatives that better fit your budget. Planners will also know where elements can be cut without changing the vibe of your wedding. For example, the difference between 3 and 4 appetizers won’t make a big difference to your guests but can drop the price and a simple substitution in your flower choices can give you the elegant feel you are looking for without breaking the bank.
So is it Really Worth it?
Planners want you, your partner, and your friends and family to enjoy the day and will do everything they can to make that happen. A great wedding planner is definitely not inexpensive, however they will make the day run smoother and be more than helpful along every step of the way. Hiring a wedding planner is a great investment and should be one of your first considerations on your route to your perfect wedding.