3 Major Reasons You Should Hire a Wedding Planner

 Photo by Stereoscope Photography

Photo by Stereoscope Photography

So you think you've got everything figured out, do you?  You've been planning your wedding since your childhood and couldn't fathom hiring someone to plan Your. Big. Day.  What could you possibly need with a professional planner?  Well I've got news for you my friend- there's a lot that goes into that dreamy, fairy tale wedding and planning is not for the faint of heart.  Here are a few reasons why you might think twice about handling all the details yourself.

Planners can save you time.

Planning a wedding takes A LOT of time.  Perhaps you work full-time and don't have the time nor the energy to devote to all the planning, which is just short of working another part time job.  Maybe you don't want to take on calling vendors or attending meetings on meetings on meetings.  Many full service planners will take care of all of this for you.  From creating timelines and checklists to keeping you on schedule with vendor payments, planners are there to create a feeling of ease and to make your planning process enjoyable.

Planners can save you headaches.

Because we live in a post-Pinterest era, many brides have a vision of what their picture-perfect wedding should look like, but don't quite know how to execute it.  Hiring a planner helps you streamline all of the ideas you've mustered up in a very intentional way.  Many brides don't even know where to begin when searching for vendors and venues, which can quickly become overwhelming.  Planners know and work with trusted vendors.  The last thing you need is the caterer to show up late to the wedding, or the photo booth, that you planned to use to create your guest book, to malfunction.  Did I mention my photo booth malfunctioned at my wedding leaving me with zero guest book entries? I'm still recovering from the rage blackout I suffered...

Planners can save you money.

Unless throwing extremely expensive and elaborate parties are your jam, I'm assuming your wedding is the biggest party you ever have and ever will plan.  Wedding budgets can get a little crazy!  A professional planner can help you determine what the perfect event budget is for you.  Wedding planners spend much of their time (when not actually planning and attending weddings) forming relationships with vendors.  Planners are well versed in what services cost and can help you stay on budget by ruling out astronomically priced venues and vendors.  They also know the ins and outs of how to get a discounted rate.

Rethinking hiring a planner now?  I'd love to help design your perfect day!