Your wedding day is naturally one of the best days of your life. It consists of all of the little (and big) things that represent you as a couple. A day for all of your friends and loved ones to enjoy and one that you’ll remember forever. There are so many aspects that you need to focus on to bring it all together, which is why this can also be such a stressful time too. Hiring a wedding planner can make this joyful time a little easier on your nerves. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a professional wedding planner:
Chances are you and your fiancé haven’t planned a wedding before. Even if you have, there are always new and exciting trends, venues, and vendors popping up so it’s never the same. Some couples feel that they can plan their weddings because they’ve helped a family member or a friend plan theirs but planning your own wedding is completely different. A professional wedding planner is the best person to guide you through this intricate process. It is one of the best investments you can make in your wedding day.
Planning a wedding is harder than it looks! And if you’re already losing sleep over your massive to-do list, hiring a wedding planner can make the entire process much more manageable and enjoyable for you. Be excited about your big day, not stressed and anxious.
If you’re in the process of putting a budget together and would like some more guidance on what to expect based on your unique preferences, a wedding planner can be your guide. A professional wedding planner can offer you great insights on industry norms and trends and what you can expect. They can also really help you stick to your budget. Wedding planners are pros at guiding you on where you can trim costs to achieve your overall vision while staying on budget. A great planner can also tell you when your vision doesn’t quite match your budget, allowing you to make adjustments as needed.
A wedding planner can help you get the ball rolling so that you can start making all the important decisions. They’ll help bring your vision together and put you in touch with vendors who can help bring your day to life. And due to the relationships wedding planners have built with other vendors in the industry, they are great at vetting vendors and matching you with your wedding vendor dream team!
Yes, a photographer can give you some guidance on the timing but they definitely won’t be assisting you with any other coordination or wedding planning. Your photographer will tell you what time to start getting ready and how much time they’ll need for family shots but they won’t be able to assist with corralling your wedding party before you walk down the aisle or making sure that the men’s boutonnieres are pinned on properly – this is what your wedding planner will do. Similarly, while many great venue managers go above and beyond, their primary focus is on the venue. Venue managers ensure your food is served on time and the venue policies are adhered to, but they will not make sure your DJ plays the correct song as you enter the reception. Brides.com says, “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”. A wedding planner is there to make sure that your photographer and all your other vendors can do what they do best on your special day.
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