The Wedding Guild Series: Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner
We mentioned last week that the key to a successful wedding is hiring the right team of vendors, which includes a wedding planner. And that's where we come in!
Today, we're sharing why this will be the best decision you make in the wedding planning process with our top 10 reasons to hire a wedding planner.
Wedding planning can and will take over your life and if you work and/or go to school full time, you probably don't have hours and hours to spend searching for and researching vendors while also wondering about their level of talent and if they are reliable.
Hiring a wedding planner means gaining access to their "tried and true" network of vendors, which will save you more time than you can imagine.
If you want someone to make your wedding look like a million dollar event on a budget, someone with budgeting expertise, or someone to help you stick to a budget, you need a wedding planner.
Planners also know firsthand that making mistakes on DIY projects or hiring vendors without a credible reputation can cost more money in the end.
Additionally, planners know how to understand and explain vendor contracts, as well as negotiate affordable rates.
When you're struggling to meet the demands of friends and family or when you need a tie breaker/mediator when you and your fiance and/or parents are butting heads, your planner is the perfect person to have on your side and step in when helpful or necessary.
You want the planning process to be enjoyable, not stressful. So if you're already way past feeling stressed or frazzled, if you don't like stress, or if you don't know how to negotiate your wants, hiring a planner enables you to step away from those negative feelings and focus on the positive and excitement of the whole experience.
Additionally, having a planner ensures that on your wedding day you don't have to be the person running around making sure every detail is perfect, you just get to be the bride and can direct all your attention to those important and fleeting moments.
#5 DREAMS VS. REALITY
Are you unsure of where to start on turning your dreams into a reality? Are you struggling to bring your vision to life or do you keep changing your mind and have given up on making decisions? A planner will point you in the right direction, take charge of your dreams, and won't stop until they are reality.
#6 PROFESIONAL ADVICE & EXPERTISE
If you're looking for someone with extensive wedding knowledge and experience and if you appreciate honest, unbiased advice from a professional who is looking out for your best interests, you need a planner.
Most importantly, a planner will help you avoid costly mistakes and pitfalls, which can make all the difference in the planning process.
#7 WEDDING DAY TIMELINE & EXECUTION
You deserve to have a perfect wedding day. So if you'd like peace of mind for you, your family, and friends, you need someone to create and run the wedding day schedule so you can focus on being the bride. If you're supposed to be in hair and makeup or taking photos with your family, you don't want to be responsible for accepting vendor deliveries, setting up, and other little details.
A planner will remove that burden and put your mind at ease, all while making sure no detail is overlooked.
#8 GO-TO-GAL (OR GUY)
Hiring a wedding planner gives you help with organizing, prioritizing, and keeping the planing process on track. It also provides a second opinion about your ideas and concerns and a confidant when your mom or maid of honor is driving you crazy.
#9 CRISIS CONTROL
When you'd rather have someone else deal with problems that arise during the planning process and if you don't want the added stress of putting out fires on your wedding day, look no further than your planner.
If you're planning a destination wedding, if your venue requires an outside professional event planner, or if you have great venue coordinator but they don't help with any other details, hiring a planner is the perfect solution.
So are you convinced yet? Contact us HERE and let's get started!