Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner
1. TO HAVE THE TIME TO ENJOY THE PROCESS
Between your 8-hour work days, fiancé, girlfriends, family, pet and gym time, etc., researching vendors and dealing with the hundreds of additional emails and phone calls is something you might not have time for. A full-service or partial wedding planner will only present you with the top options meeting your criteria, and with some of the best prices due to their built-in relationships with vendors.
2. TO HAVE THE DETAILS TAKEN CARE OF
Wedding planners are Type A detail-oriented and organized. Your wedding planner will think through every little thing to make sure your day is perfect. Wedding planners will fight for your wedding vision and keep everything on track, while making sure the small things are just as important as the vision, such as a pen for the guest book, a lighter for your unity candle and the personalized knife for the cake cutting.
3. TO HAVE A BUDGET THAT WORKS
Wedding planners are all about budgets, negotiating and legal contracts. Their job is to get you the best deal, and can stretch your budget by determining what needs should be increased/decreased based on your must-haves. They can show you a budget breakdown, handle all payments and offer you updates along the way. Most vendors prefer to deal directly with the wedding planner, so as to not bother the already-stressed couple.
4. TO HAVE A STRESS-FREE, HAPPY DAY
This is supposed to be the happiest day of your lives, so why bog yourselves down with stressful and unexpected situations? Things will go wrong — as they say, “The only thing expected is the unexpected.” But, wedding planners were born to handle stressful situations, and they will make sure it’s taken care of without you knowing anything went wrong in the first place.
5. TO HAVE THE BEST RECOMMENDATIONS
Like I mentioned above, wedding planners usually have built-in relationships with many vendors, and your planner is going to recommend the ones who have done incredible jobs, as well as the ones they know are within budget. Also, some of the best vendors in the North California area do not have websites or storefronts, so working with a wedding planner is essential when getting amazing vendors at a great price.
6. TO HAVE YOUR PINTEREST BOARDS BROUGHT TO LIFE
Wedding planners can take your wedding inspiration and vision and bring it to life, all while being budget conscious. And if you don’t have a Pinterest board or have any idea where to start, your wedding planner can help craft your vision.
7. TO HAVE A REALISTIC, PERFECT TIMELINE
A wedding planner will be able to take your vision and create a realistic timeline that will then be shared with all the vendors and wedding party. This way, everyone is on the same page (literally) and if there are any questions or issues, your wedding planner will be listed as the contact.
8. TO HAVE THE ULTIMATE PROBLEM SOLVER
Wedding planners have reviewed many contracts and know what to look for, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally agreeing to pay for the 2-night accommodations, meals and mileage reimbursement for your band. And wedding planners have anticipated rain when you’ve planned an outdoor wedding, and have already come up with a beautiful indoor alternative. They’ve got your back. And that’s what hiring a wedding planner is all about.
9. TO HAVE EXPERT ADVICE AND KNOWLEDGE
If you have the ceremony and reception in the same area, the wedding planner will make sure it’s flipped and flawless in the time allotted, while you enjoy drinks with friends and family at the cocktail hour. Want your honeymoon suite to look absolutely breathtaking? Let your wedding planner arrive early to set-up rose petals, chocolates, champagne and anything else you desire for your romantic evening. Need a hotel room block for your guests? Your wedding planner (bonus - TRAVEL AGENT too!) will negotiate a rate and contract with no hidden fees! And whether it’s a stretch limo, horse-drawn carriage, vintage Bentley or powder blue moped, your wedding planner will make sure your getaway vehicle is ready to whisk you away.
10. TO HAVE ABOVE AND BEYOND
You may want a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch, and your wedding planner can help coordinate all those other very important events. Also, some venues have in-house coordinators, but they are likely only providing specific detail that the venue is responsible for providing, such as food and the space itself. They’re not going to be focused on helping you juggle all the little details, and all the little details is the last thing you and your fiancé want to worry about on your wedding day.
So there’s a few reasons why hiring a wedding planner is a must!