Your wedding day is naturally one of the best days of your life. It consists of all of the little (and big) things that represent you as a couple, a day for all of your friends and loved ones to enjoy and one that you’ll remember forever. There are so many aspects that you need to focus on in order to bring it all together though, which is why this can be such a stressful period for brides too. Hiring a wedding planner can make this joyful time a little easier on your nerves. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a professional planner:
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1. You’ve never done this before.
Chances are you and your fiancé haven’t planned a wedding before. Even if you have, there are always new and exciting trends, venues, and vendors popping up so it’s never the same. Some brides feel that they can plan their own weddings because they’ve helped a sister or best friend plan theirs but planning your own wedding is completely different. A professional wedding planner is the best person to guide you through this intricate process. They have planned hundreds of weddings and if you find a professional wedding planner who you hit it off with! Even better! Remember, it is like dating, are you compatible? A match! This is so important since you will be spending the next 12 to 18 months planning. your big day! This is what I mention on every Discovery call. You need to fall in love with me and I you. 🙂
2. The stress is getting to you.
Planning a wedding is harder than it looks and if you’re already losing sleep over your massive to-do list, hiring a wedding planner can really make the entire process much more manageable and enjoyable for you. Did you know planning a typical wedding and can take at least 150 hours if not more to plan? You should be excited about your big day, not stressed and tearful.
3. You’re unsure about the costs involved.
If you’re in the process of putting a budget together and would like some more guidance on what to expect based on your unique preferences, a wedding planner can be your guide. A professional wedding planner can offer you great insights on industry norms and trends and what you can expect. They can also really help you stick to your budget and guide you on what parts of your wedding are essential and what are not essential. Budget’s are a wedding planners jam! Trust them! They are experts in their craft!
4. You need a push start.
A wedding planner can help you get the ball rolling so that you can start making all the important decisions. They’ll help bring your vision together and put you in touch with vendors and suppliers who can help bring your day to life. They will keep you organized by keeping you on track with every part of the planning from when to send out Save The Date Cards to booking your caterer.
5. You’re under the impression that your photographer or DJ will help with the planning.
Yes, a photographer can give you some guidance on the timing, but they definitely won’t be assisting you with any other coordination or wedding planning. Your photographer will be able to tell you what time to start getting ready and how much time they’ll need for family shots but they won’t be able to assist with the clearing of the reception hall for décor shots, bustling your dress before you walk down the aisle or making sure that the men’s boutonnieres are pinned on properly, this is what your wedding planner is for. A wedding planner is there to make sure that your photographer can do his or her job on the day.
YES, your DJ can help you with some guidance with your timeline during your ceremony and reception…but he or she definitely won’t be assisting you with any other coordination or wedding planning. Let alone with your decor setup and managing all your vendors. Wedding planning can be stressful, and although it should be a joyous chapter of your life, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the pressure. That’s why hiring the right wedding vendors can make a world of difference. And the one vendor that will truly make your wedding planning journey a breeze is a wedding planner. But we understand that it can be a big expense, especially if you are on a tight budget. So is it worth it to hire a wedding planner? We think so! And we’re telling you why.
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