Updated: Oct 19, 2018
Planning your wedding can be fun and exciting. But it can also be stressful, daunting, and overwhelming. You’ve got to book a venue, choose your décor, coordinate travel arrangements for out-of-town guests, and so much more. That’s why it can be helpful to get the assistance of someone who plans weddings for a living: a wedding planner. Here are 5 reasons why you should hire a wedding planner for your big day:
1. They lighten your load
If you and your partner both work full time and have other commitments, it can be challenging to squeeze in time for wedding planning. It may be hard to schedule appointments with vendors, visit the venues you’re interested in, and search online for décor inspiration.
If you hire a wedding planner, he or she can take a lot of the heavy lifting off your plate by tackling the most time-consuming tasks for you. For example, if you tell a planner what you’re looking for in a venue, he or she can identify options that fit your needs, schedule appointments, and even visit venues in advance to see if they’re worth a visit from you and your partner.
2. They make your budget go further
Most couples know that weddings are expensive before they start planning. But it’s not until you start talking to vendors and seeing estimates that you realize just how expensive weddings can get. If you hire a wedding planner, he or she can help with this by making the budget you’ve decided on go further.
Because wedding planners are experienced, they can give you advice on where to splurge and what to save on. For example, you may have your heart set on centrepieces that are made from a rare and expensive flower. If you hire a planner, he or she can suggest that if you choose a more affordable flower, you’ll end up with centrepieces that look more impressive for the same cost.
3. They have valuable industry connections
Wedding planners plan weddings for a living, so experienced ones have lots of industry connections. This can help you in a few key ways. First, if your planner knows your vendors, he or she may be able to score deals for you. Second, if you’re looking for a rare or specific vendor, your planner has a better chance of knowing where to find it. Third, because your planner is a repeat customer for your vendors, you’re more likely to get better treatment from them.
4. They can spot problems before you run into them
There are some things about wedding planning that you don’t learn until you’ve done it a few times. That’s why being able to rely on an expert can help you avoid critical mistakes. For example, the brochure for a venue may say that it can fit 400 guests for a sit-down dinner. But if you hire a wedding planner, he or she can warn you that if you want a dance floor and a henna station too, it’ll be a tight squeeze.
5. They’ll make sure you enjoy your day
No matter how well you plan your wedding, it’s inevitable that they’ll be questions to answer and problems to troubleshoot on the day of. If you don’t have a wedding planner, you and your partner or a designated friend or family member will have to take on this task. This may not seem like a problem now. But it can be stressful for you in the moment, and friends and family may not know enough about your wedding to coordinate logistics.
If you hire a wedding planner, he or she will be the point person who’s responsible for making your special day run smoothly. Your planner will answer vendors’ questions, address issues that arise, and make sure everything you’ve worked so hard to plan and pay for comes together in the way you had hoped.
It’s helpful to hire a wedding planner
If you’re like most brides and grooms, a wedding is the biggest event you’ll ever plan. It may seem relatively straightforward to book individual vendors for your big day. But if you don’t have the expertise to pull all of the pieces together into a cohesive event, you may not end up with the wedding you envisioned. Enjoy the wedding you’ve always wanted within the budget you can afford by making the move to hire a wedding planner.
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