The planning process for a wedding can be overwhelming, and you’ve got an extensive to-do list on your hands if you decide to take on the task yourself. As a team, we’ve collectively shot hundreds of weddings, and so many couples have told us how glad they were that they delegated to a professional wedding planner.
We’re firm believers in the power of a wedding planning expert to make your wedding day so much simpler. Here are 10 reasons we think wedding planners are 1000% worth it.
Wedding planners are well-versed in the wedding industry and know the entire process of planning a wedding extremely well — and you can rely on their knowledge to help you make the right decisions for your big day.
Finding the right vendors, booking a venue, and making sure the day runs smoothly are all second languages to a professional planner, but these tasks can be incredibly stressful for you and your partner as your wedding day approaches. Delegating to a professional full-service wedding planner helps you ensure that your life isn’t consumed by stress over all the details when you should be able to focus on quality time and enjoying engaged life.
A wedding planner can also double as a budget manager, helping you maintain your vision for your wedding while still keeping enough money in savings for your life as a married couple.
If you need a planner who offers budget management as one of their services, make sure to get on the same page before you choose someone.
A full-service planner can help you feel confident in your wedding budget while planning the specific aspects of your schedule and keeping the big day worry-free. However, not all wedding planners offer services like budgeting — talk to a planner first to make sure you pick to ensure that they can do what you need them to do.
When you hire a wedding planner, you can count on them to keep your close friends and family members on schedule and make sure everyone is in the right place during the ceremony and reception. During the planning stage, your planner can even help you choose the members of your wedding party and make a plan for a successful rehearsal before the real deal.
Having your dream vendors at your wedding can make your special day even more special. Whether it’s a florist you’re obsessed with or your all-time favorite photographer, a planner can help you get them involved in the wedding day festivities.
This is another extremely helpful aspect of full-service wedding planners — they will coordinate with all of your local vendors, and can even draft vendor contracts for you, helping you feel confident that all of the moving parts of your wedding will work like clockwork on the big day.
It’s normal to feel jittery on your wedding day, especially as the ceremony approaches. Marriage is a huge deal, and saying yes to life with your partner is sure to fill your stomach with butterflies.
However, sometimes, the nerves and jitters of your wedding day can turn into a full-blown anxiety attack. A wedding planner is there to help you avoid getting overwhelmed, keep you calm, and support you in any way you need. That way, you can enjoy the moments without worry.
The wedding planning process is all about the details. These are the aspects of your wedding day that you might forget if you were solely responsible for them. However, when you hire a wedding planner, you can count on having a clear idea of how even the tiniest parts of your wedding will go.
From the aesthetic details to the last-minute changes, your wedding planner can zero in and make sure you don’t have to stress. Taking the weight of all those details off your shoulders is definitely worth it!
You’ve got a specific vision for what you want your big day to look like, and hiring a wedding planner can help you make that vision a reality.
At your first meeting with your planner, you have a chance to present your ideal wedding day and get on the same page about how you hope your wedding will look. From there, your planner will work hard to make it happen to the best of their ability.
Your wedding planner can take your ideas and effectively implement them into the full-fledged plan for your wedding. With their experience and connections in the industry, your planner will make sure that every aspect of the process gets taken care of in the most practical and timely way possible. That means you can save money, save time, and get your wedding planned far in advance of the big day.
Another benefit of hiring a full-service wedding planner is having someone by your side on your wedding day to make sure everything runs smoothly. A day-of coordinator keeps everything on schedule, gets the wedding party from point A to point B whenever necessary, and meets any last-minute needs you might have. In other words, they’re literally a lifesaver.
Planning a wedding on your own might seem like a more budget-friendly option, but that’s not always the case. A planner can help you stick to a wedding budget and feel confident in the vendors you hire and the venue you choose. As a result, you may end up saving money in the long run.
We’re big fans of professional wedding planners. They’re hardworking, empathetic, and extremely helpful resources to have by your side before and during your big day. We highly recommend starting out your wedding planning process by hiring a pro.