When it comes to the wedding planning process, most couples have no clue where to start. Between booking vendors and choosing every detail of the décor, it becomes a huge time commitment that can get overwhelming for the bride and groom. But you don’t have to do it alone. Hiring a wedding planner can make the process much smoother and much more enjoyable. And if you’re worried about the financial aspect of hiring a pro, keep in mind that having an expert in your corner can actually end up saving you money. Here are eight advantages of hiring a wedding planner:
Help with budgeting and scheduling
Think of wedding planners as the financial advisors who specialize in weddings.They will be able to help you get the most bang for your buck, help you take advantage of discounts and know what you will be able to spend on every aspect of your wedding, all while staying within your budget. Wedding planners will also keep you on schedule, crossing off to-do lists and knowing when payments and bills are due.
A wedding planner can suggest the best vendors for your special day because they regularly work with caterers, photographers, florists, etc.This saves you from having to spend hours looking up and researching every single vendor that you come across. Your wedding planners extensive network of vendors is a huge help when coordinating the entire vision for the day. They can set you up with quality vendors and tell you who wouldn’t be a good fit.
It’s their job
A lot of time and energy go into planning a wedding. It is a lot of work, plain and simple. Some experts estimate that an engaged couple spends about 15-20 hours per week on wedding planning (basically a part time job) (http://bit.ly/2wN4V04). Between your full time job and other social commitments, finding an extra few minutes to spare can feel impossible. A wedding planner takes those extra responsibilities off your plate by scheduling appointments, answering questions and much more.
Help make your vision come to life (In a realistic way)
Most couples already have Pinterest boards dedicated to their big day. Pinterest is great for ideas and inspiration, but it makes it hard to narrow the focus and put together a cohesive event that fits within your budget. A wedding planner will listen carefully to your vision for how you want your wedding day to feel and what style you want. Then they will help make your dreams become reality by bringing in their creativity, connections and most importantly, their experience into the mix. They offer tons of unique, yet realistic ideas for your ceremony and reception that you won’t be able to find anywhere online. They can also brainstorm on how to bring your must-have, favorite elements to life, in ways you’ve never even dreamed of.
They offer advice
It’s natural for tensions to arise when it comes to planning a wedding. You have two families involved that won’t always agree. You have guests asking questions about the dress code. And what’s the polite way to say “no children” on your invitation? The list goes on and on. Wedding planners have seen and heard it all. They will be there to offer the best advice and guide you through those difficult and complicated situations that will arise during the preparation for your big day. Couples need a dependable outlet for discussing their wedding and a planner provides just that: an enthusiastic, judgment-free, outlet for couples.
The big day is finally here but without a well thought-out, organized, timeline it will be a cluster! A planner customizes a day-of timeline for the bride and groom and then hands it out to every member of the bridal party. They make sure to coordinate with the venue and all the vendors involved. It will have every detail of the day, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep as Mr. and Mrs.
You have full wedding day assistance
On your wedding day, you will be filled with so many different emotions, but being stressed should not be one of them. Your planner is there to take command of the day by answering any and all questions from the venue and vendors. They understand how each vendor’s responsibilities overlap and coordinate the complexities of a time line that is full of moving parts, all while you focus on getting ready for your special day. With everything going on that day, the planner steps in to help make sure everything is set up and running smoothly. If any situations arise, they will handle it and leave you, your groom and the families out of it.
Your wedding day happens once in a lifetime and being able to be fully present in the moment in order to enjoy it is key. Why not invest in someone who can take off every single responsibility from your plate and onto theirs? You have invested so much time, energy and love into making this day so incredibly special, it’s so important that you enjoy every second of it.