November 30, 2022
Planning your wedding is a huge time commitment. Between researching venues and visiting them, researching vendors and booking them, and choosing every element of your décor, couples can typically spend hundreds of hours working out the details of their wedding weekend. Your weekend can include a welcome party and brunch. Fortunately, the bride and groom do not have to tackle wedding planning alone. Wedding Planning is a serious business, and as much fun as you think it might be, it’s not what you signed up for. We know you have a lot going on at work and other commitments, and you are overwhelmed by the number of decisions you need to make and make quickly. Think that you need help from a professional who can weed through the options better than you can; hiring a wedding planner will make the process much easier and more enjoyable. Here are seven advantages of bringing in a pro.
Wedding Planning tasks take up a lot of free time, even time that’s not free. If you’re like most couples, you work full-time and have family and social commitments (and you love to travel), so chances are you might already feel like you need more time to spare. Hiring a wedding planner allows you to hand off those more time-consuming responsibilities to a professional. Your planner will make all the calls, send all the emails, schedule appointments, work with all the vendors, and work through the logistics issues of your wedding day.
Most couples have a wedding budget (and some don’t) and a timeline they must adhere to. Working with a wedding planner, you will be able to meet and get introduced to wedding vendors you may not have known about but fall perfectly into your budget. Wedding Planners work with a timeline, and they’ll keep you on schedule, allowing you to cross every to-do off your list in a timely manner.
A wedding planner regularly communicates with florists, caterers, DJs, stationery designers, hair stylists, photographers, videographers, and anyone or vendor you can think of. If they don’t know someone you are seeking, you can rest assured that they will find them. They will recommend the best wedding vendors for your wedding weekend, meaning you don’t need to spend hours sifting through Google search results.
Planning a wedding means lots of vendors and lots of agreements and contracts. Your wedding planner will review these agreements/contracts, know what to expect from the vendor, check pricing and terms, and ask questions when something needs clarification.
Most couples spend hours scrolling through Pinterest and Wedding Blogs for inspiration; you can find true inspiration by working with a wedding planner. Your planner will have original ideas for your wedding weekend based on a questionnaire and conversations getting to know the couple.
It’s difficult for everyone to agree on everything when planning a wedding. Bridesmaids don’t like the dresses, and parents and in-laws disagree about the menu. When should you send out the save the dates? Who pays for hair and makeup for the bridesmaids? An experienced wedding planner can help you navigate all the sticky, uncomfortable situations and conversations; before and during the planning process.
You’ll sigh relief knowing that your wedding planner is coordinating the vendors and managing the transportation and lodging for your guests. Scheduled your tasting and secured an invite to a band showcase of your desired band. When your wedding weekend arrives, you’ll know your wedding planner is in control—managing the venue and the vendors and coordinating logistics, ensuring all runs smoothly. The planners’ job on your wedding day is to address all issues (if any) during the ceremony and reception. It is their job to take care of everything. The couple need not worry about anything except celebrating with their friends, family, and each other.