I know, I know--as soon as you get engaged, you dive in to wedding planning and you start to look through the magazines to pick out how you will make your dreams come to life and you find it fun to do research and meet with wedding vendors and do cake tastings. Yes! Those are all the things a bride should enjoy about wedding planning but once you get passed the vendor choices and cake tastings wedding planning gets stressful, especially if you are not familiar with event planning. These are my top 4 reasons for hiring wedding planner:
1. Wedding planning is stressful. Yes, being engaged is a very fun time! But the two months leading up to your wedding are when a lot of little details that went forgotten need to be decided on. Small things like ensuring you have someone there to cut your cake (no, the hotel/reception site does not always include this in their fees), ensuring the DJ has enough electricity available for his set-up, collecting and organizing RSVP's, and not to mention figuring out how the wedding party is getting to and from the ceremony and reception. You should spend the last few months before your wedding being stress free. Bringing on a professional wedding planner to help with these last minute details can not only take a large load of stress off your shoulders, it can also help manage family drama that may come about.
2. Vendor referrals. Every wedding vendor has a preferred list of vendors they like to work with. These lists are not to be taken lightly. A wedding planner is going to refer you to a vendor who fits within your style of wedding you are going for. They are also going to refer you to someone who they know will meet all of your expectations.
3. Costs. I know--weddings are costly and a lot of times a planner is one item that everyone easily justifies cutting. Why you shouldn't: a wedding planner knows and understands contracts and budgets. They can help you manage your budget to ensure you are not going over and won't be surprised when you get handed a final bill by a vendor. Planners are able to find trusted vendors in your price range and ensure there isn't a vendor taking advantage of you.
4. Day of the wedding assurance. As a bride, you should be enjoying the morning of your wedding. You should be with all of your bridesmaids and your family and be thinking about meeting your future husband at the end of the aisle. A wedding planner can ensure this is the case. Your wedding planner will be the person making sure vendors are to the ceremony and reception site on time, they will make sure all your flowers are delivered in time for pictures, and while you are saying your 'I Do's', your planner will be at the reception making sure every candle gets lit and every place card is folded and put out. Not only will your planner make sure every detail is arranged, they will always have a 'Plan B' in case something happens.
Even if you don't think it's for you, look into your local wedding planners. It won't cost you anything to reach out and give us a call!