November 29, 2019
Are you engaged? Have you considered working with a wedding planner? Did you know that more than 95% of engaged couples feel stressed while planning a wedding?
In fact, 40 percent say the planning process is not just stressful, but “very stressful” or even “extremely stressful.”
If you’re planning a wedding, stress isn’t something that you should let stand in the way of the most amazing day ever. Planning your wedding should be one of the happiest times of your life, but trying to plan everything on your own can get in the way.
There is no reason to let yourself be stressed and exhausted leading up to your wedding. The answer you might ask is? Hire a wedding planner.
Wondering what a wedding planner can do? I’ve got the top 10 reasons you need to hire a wedding planner!
Weddings are special events. In the time leading up to the big day, you’ll want to be able to enjoy every moment.
There’s already enough to do before your wedding. Dress Shopping, picking the most amazing flowers, plan your honeymoon, and so on.
Hiring a wedding planner, allows you to focus on the things that really matter, so you don’t have to waste your time-consuming details of communication and planning.
There are some details that deserve all your attention, like your bridesmaid’s dresses and your future husband’s Tux. I have some great resources for both.
The fact is, it’s hard to get every little detail right when you’re trying to do it all on your own. A wedding planner’s job is to miss no detail on your special day.
Hiring a planner lifts a huge weight off your shoulders – no more need to be stress about being a wedding perfectionist. When you hire a planner you let your wedding planner make sure everything is taken care of so the day goes as planned.
Many people steer clear from hiring a wedding planner because they think it will be too expensive.
In my experience the opposite is often true: a wedding planner can actually save you money by keeping you on budget.
Everyone has an idea of how much they want to spend. But do you know how you’ll break down that budget to cover every expense? Chances are no, probably not. Unless you want to spend the next 12 to 18 months staring at a spreadsheet, you should leave your budget planning to the wedding planner.
Wedding planners have the experience to calculate how much of your budget should be used for what, based on things like how many guests you plan on inviting. Once they have a rough idea, they’ll go over the budget with you to make sure you’re spending exactly the right amount for the wedding you want.
The timeline for your wedding is critical. You need to have the right amount of time for everything so no part of it feels too rushed or too slow.
If you hire a wedding planner, you can be confident that they know exactly how to time everything right, because they’ve done it before. Using your vision for the day, they’ll make a timeline that makes sense and meets your needs.
They’ll also make sure everyone who needs to know is clued in on the timeline, so they’re in the right place at the right time.
Not all wedding vendors are created equal. An experienced wedding planner will know which vendors are best to work with and can give you great recommendations.
It’s true that some wedding planners get referral fees from vendors. But they won’t recommend someone bad, even if they’re getting a little compensation – it would damage their reputation too much. And of course, there are many wedding planners who don’t accept referral fees at all, but just give great referrals.
A wedding planner doesn’t only help you out in the weeks leading up to your wedding. They’re also there to help on the day itself.
On your wedding day, do you really want to be rushing around trying to take care of last-minute details? Let a planner make sure the candles are lit and the desserts get put out on time. You’ll be relaxing with a glass of champagne instead.
At the end of the night, it’s easy to forget things like gifts and cake toppers. However, you’ll be kicking yourself for years to come if valuable things go missing because you left them at the venue.
A wedding planner will make sure nothing of value gets left behind, so you can walk out the door with no worries.
No one wants a cookie-cutter wedding that’s just like everyone else’s. However, it can be hard to come up with fresh wedding ideas on your own, especially when you’re being bombarded by the latest trends.
Wedding planners know both the latest trends and classic ideas for wedding inspiration. If you’re stuck on how to make the rustic-chic wedding of your dreams completely unique, for example, a planner can help.
Are you thinking about getting a hotel room block to continue the celebration?
If you have a destination wedding, you’ll probably want a hotel. Hotels can be great even for weddings that are closer to home, too. They take the stress of traveling back home at the end of the night off the wedding party.
Many wedding planners are great at hotel negotiations. They’ll be able to get the block reserved at the best price possible, and they might be able to negotiate an upgrade for you.
Contracts are an important part of any wedding, of course.
However, you shouldn’t try to handle the fine print on your own. Wedding planners have read hundreds or even thousands of contracts before. They know exactly what to look for, and will make sure you don’t sign anything that’s not a good idea.
Just know that when you hire a wedding planner, you’re making a valuable investment in yourself and your partner. We would love to partner with you. Rogan & Co. Events are located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, read more about us and how we can help you be your guest.
If you’re trying to do it all on your own, there’s no guarantee that things will go according to plan. In fact, weddings are notorious for having unpredictable last-minute issues.
But with a great wedding planner on your side, you can navigate the unexpected with poise and grace, no matter what comes up.
Once you have your wedding planner, you can focus on the fun parts of the wedding, like choosing a dress. We would love to connect with you and learn more about your wedding.