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7 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

Wedding Planning can be quite stressful at times – ask any bride in the midst of planning and she will quickly tell you about the overwh

elming feeling that can sometimes take over. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It’s also one of the most expensive. With the pressure that can come with planning such a large event, and the financial stress that it can create, it’s nice to know there is someone who has your back and is there to help you get through the wedding planning craziness – your wedding planner.

A wedding planner can be an invaluable investment in your wedding day. You want to make sure that you not only enjoy the planning process and the wedding day itself, but you also want to ensure that the money you are spending on your big day is well spent. We’ve helped many couples here in Toronto plan their dream wedding. From Yes to I Do, we’ve guided brides through the exciting journey of planning their wedding. Whether it’s planning the entire event from start to finish, or being there on the wedding day to coordinate every last detail, we have several packages that are perfect for every couple.

Here are seven reasons to hire a wedding planner.

1)      A wedding planner will help alleviate your stress.

Every bride gets a little stressed from time to time. Between budget constraints, trying to please everyone, and hoping for perfect weather – the stress can often become overwhelming. A wedding planner can be there to help you see the big picture and put your mind at ease. Often you just need to hear someone say “Don’t worry, I got this.” or “I’ve seen this happen before and everything will be fine.” or “I have the perfect solution to that problem.” Knowing that there is an experienced professional on hand is an invaluable asset.

2)  A wedding planner will save you time.

You’re busy – between work, your fiancé and your social life, it doesn’t leave much time for researching vendors, creating a budget and timeline, and creating a décor plan. It takes the average bride 250 hours to plan her wedding. It’s like having a second job! Sit back, relax, and know that your wedding planner is taking care of all of those details so that you don’t have to.

3) A wedding planner will keep you organized and on track.

As mentioned above, your time is very valuable to you. You may not have the extra time to keep track of your wedding finances or remember when to pay vendors. This is when wedding plans can derail and go off course. A wedding planner will manage your timeline to ensure that you book vendors when you are supposed to, will remind you when to pay them, and will do all of the leg work for you when you can’t. Often brides feel overwhelmed when they first start planning as there seems like there is so much to do. Your planner will help to break everything down so that it’s all spread out into a manageable and less intimidating timeline.

4) A wedding planner will keep you on budget.

Your planner has experience and can give you an idea on what your vision for your day will cost. It is also her job to make sure that your vision matches your budget. Often brides and grooms have no idea how much weddings cost and have grand ideas without the bank account to match. A wedding planner can sit down with you to discuss the options and can tell you where you need to cut back in order to stay on budget while still keeping your vision in mind.

5)      A wedding planner helps with creative design.

With mountains of wedding inspiration at your fingertips, you will be bombarded with photos of flowers in every colour, invitations in every style, and reception ideas that will make your head spin. How can a bride possibly choose? The options are endless. Do these flowers fit my style? What is my style? A wedding planner will create a décor plan that is perfect for your vision and your budget. Planners see everything, so chances are they will have ideas that you never would have thought of on your own, adding the perfect touch to your day.

6)      A wedding planner will save you money.

Wedding planners get discounts from their preferred vendors that they pass onto you. Generally the savings is around 10%. When you are looking at spending tens of thousands of dollars on your big day, 10% goes a long way. They can also stop you from making costly mistakes – like ordering too many invitations, booking a vendor that is overpriced for your needs, or forgetting to repurpose flowers from the ceremony to the reception. Every little bit counts, and a planner’s expertise in this area is priceless.

7)      A wedding planner is your eyes and ears on the wedding day.

Waking up on your wedding day knowing that there is a professional on site who is your advocate is the best way to start off on a stress free wedding day. Schedule and emergency kit in hand, your planner will know your exact vision and desires for your wedding day, and will ensure it all happens the way you planned it. She will manage vendors, direct guests, eliminate problems and keep everyone on track for the day. If anything goes wrong, you and your guests won’t know about it. It will all be taken care of behind the scenes so that you and your fiancé can enjoy every beautiful moment.

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