The 5 Major Reasons You Should Hire a Wedding Planner
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When it comes to the planning process, the bridal spectrum stretches from “I have no idea what I’m doing” to “I think wedding planning may be my calling. Should I quit my day job?”
1. Planners can help with your budget constraints and legal contracts.
We can then stretch your budget because we know what’s more important, when you have a planner who knows what they’re doing.
2. Planners will fight for your wedding vision and keep everything on track.
In addition to helping couples with their budget and supervising sticky details like legal contracts, the most important perk of a planner, is having someone who’ll fight for your wedding vision from start to finish. While many vendors tackle more than one wedding per day or per weekend, a planner is focused only on your special day and will push to make sure everything goes according to your unique plan.
3. Planners can keep things stress-free.
From a vendor’s perspective, working with a wedding planner instead of directly with the bride or groom or their parents can keep things streamlined and stress-free, planners having those built-in relationships with vendors can also cut costs.
4. Planners can get you a vendor discount.
Sometimes discounts don’t appear on paper. If we call our lighting guy and on the wedding day we don’t like what he’s brought, you can be sure we’re going to have him add extra lighting and you’re not going to get charged for it, we are repeat business. Couples are not. [The vendors] aim to please us so we bring them more business.
5. Planners can handle ceremony to reception flipping.
Full and partial planning packages aside, a day-of coordinator is ideal, if you can wing it, especially if your celebration involves complex orchestration like flipping the ceremony space in a short time period so it’s ready for the reception. It is so important to have somebody who can bring in vendors who are familiar with the space who are familiar with what they’re doing.
6. Planners can help you coordinate the entire day (as opposed to just one aspect).
A wedding that’s divided in multiple venues with their own coordinators may require less overall coordination. But even if a venue offers an in-house coordinator, couples should remember that that person will likely only be coordinating the specific details that venue is responsible for providing, like food or the space itself. They may not be focused on helping you juggle all the little details that will make your special day so special. And juggling details is the last thing you and your fiancé want to worry about on your wedding day.
At a hotel or a venue, they see a wedding every weekend or two a weekend. Your wedding planner wants to make sure this is your wedding. So having someone help you understand how to celebrate that is so important.