Why should you hire a Wedding Planner, anyway?
Let's face it; many people in this world, especially like me, think they can do everything themselves. And we CAN accomplish a lot on our own; however, there are sometimes in life where seeking help from others can make a huge difference! You might be one of those do-it-all people reading this right now. Maybe you are planning your wedding or a major event and you're wondering why you should hire a planner, anyway?
So, let’s get to the good stuff...
How can a wedding planner help you? Many ways! After you say, “Yes!”, you might be thinking, “Uh, so, now what?”. Wedding days are made of thousands of minute details, and wedding planners can handle all of those pesky details for you. When you’re planning your wedding, you’re most likely looking at hiring a DJ or band, hiring a caterer, choosing a venue, choosing a reception venue, choosing reception music, choosing flowers, choosing a cake or special desserts for the guests, and more. These decisions all require an immense amount of work which can often seem like daunting tasks; phone calls, emails, and visits with local vendors to determine the best options for your budget. A wedding planner can take that work off of your plate and provide you with a summary of options appropriate for you; so you can focus on enjoying your engagement.
What kind of wedding planner should you get? Many wedding planners offer different services depending on your budget and your needs. If you prefer a high-detail level of planning, I would suggest hiring a planner during your engagement, at least six months prior to your wedding. This will ensure that the planner is able to be with you every step of the way; making all the phone calls, setting appointments with vendors, checking things off the list right there with you, and ensuring nothing is forgotten! You could also hire a wedding planner to do day-of coordination for your big day. No matter what your budget is, everyone should enlist some level of wedding planning services.
What are the benefits of hiring a wedding planner for day-of coordination? I’m just going to come right out and say it: On your wedding day, you won’t have time and you won’t want to handle all of the teeny tiny details that will inevitably come up. How will you, as a bride, coordinate your bridesmaids’ hair and makeup while simultaneously making sure that the photographer is capturing photos of the groomsmen, the DJ has the allotted space he needs, guests are being seated, and the music starts on time? You can’t! Well, maybe you could, but you would be incredibly stressed out, irritable, and you would NOT be enjoying your special day. Hiring a wedding planner for day-of coordination makes a world of a difference. A wedding planner is behind the scenes making sure that all elements and details are set. A wedding planner will make sure that the guests are being seated, that the wedding cake was delivered and staged properly, the officiant knows where to stand and when to start, etc. The list goes on and on! Your wedding day is about you and your significant other. It’s about living in the moment and enjoying one of the best days of your life. It’s not about stress or worrying. It goes by so fast, and I want you to truly appreciate every second.
I know you are capable; I know you know your vision for your wedding. However, I know you are busy, and I know you might feel overwhelmed. Do yourself a favor, and hire a wedding planner!
Congratulations on your engagement!