Most couples especially the bride underestimate how much time and hard work it takes to plan and pull off the perfect wedding. Since in most cases, you have never planned a wedding you are starting from square one in the planning process. However, a wedding professional has planned numerous weddings, so with practice comes perfection. A wedding planner will have the right contacts, know how to get the best prices, experience with negotiating contracts and can ensure every detail is in place for your big day.
Reason #2. Budget, Budget and did I say Budget?
Budget is one of the hardest aspects of planning your wedding. A seasoned wedding planner can help you prepare and stick to a budget plan for your big day. We act as your personal financial planner who just happens to do weddings. A wedding planner can help you divide your budget for each category, help you secure services with deposits, keep you on track with payments and keep your budget in line.
Reason #3. Your wedding planning experience should be enjoyable, not stressful.
You have already done the hard part – finding the man of your dream and getting him to “Put a Ring on it”. Do you know why most brides turn into Bridezillas? Because the stress of every detail of their big day overwhelms them. When you can’t sleep, can’t eat and you are constantly yelling because you are stressed out about how much work goes into the details – what is the joy in that? A wedding planner has the time and skills to tackle each detail for you.
Reason #4. Venues and flowers and caterers, OH MY!
There are lots of venues and wedding vendors are there. Knowing who’s services are credible and have a great reputation can be overwhelming. Hiring a wedding planner can make this task easier. Many times an experienced planner will have an aresonal of perferred venues and vendors to choose from and know how to negoiate the best prices.
Reason #5. Wedding Planners are devoted to details.
Wedding Planners are pros at taking care of the details. A wedding checklist can be 2-3 pages long and need to be tracked and updated through the duration of the planning process. A good wedding planner will keep track of deadlines and handle the details. You decrease the likelihood of an unexpected mishap or things being missed because of lack of preparation.
Reason #6. Busy with school, work or life in general
Wedding planning takes a huge amount of time, even more if you do everything yourself. Having a wedding planner is like having a personal assistant whose sole responsibility is take all the stress out of planning for you.
Reason #7. You have a great venue coordinator but they don’t take care of any of the other details.
You’ve already found your venue and you get along really well with the venue co-ordinator (the person who takes care of all the logistics of the venue and often is provided as part of your wedding package). They are great about giving you a recommended list of suppliers that they work with but keep in mind, that’s generally as far as their services extend. A wedding planner goes beyond these tasks and can help you manage your budget, mediate disputes with your family, tell you what flowers are in season on your wedding date, take you to meet the other suppliers, research prices, and anything else you wish.
Reason #8. Taking your vision and making it a reality
Even if you are in the beginning stages of plnning and have no idea of what you want or have a vague idea or know exactly what you want, a wedding planner can help you design and create the look, mood, style exactly how you want. Planners know industry trends, and have much needed experience and expertise. A great planner has the ability to take your ideas and bring your vision to life.