By Hannah McCarthy
When planning a wedding, couples typically fall in two categories. The first are couples who absolutely love it and want to experience the planning season to the fullest. They enjoy communicating with their vendors and figuring out all the small details that go into their special day. The other extreme are couples who do not like all the planning involved in putting together their wedding. They get overwhelmed with all the details and frustrated when communicating with vendors.
Regardless of their mindset, all couples need extra help for their wedding day. Whether you enjoy planning your wedding or are beginning to consider the merits of eloping, having someone come alongside you to plan the wedding will make your engagement season much more enjoyable. In this blog, we’re going to share a few reasons why you should hire a wedding planner.
What is a Wedding Planner?
A wedding planner is different from a day of coordinator. A day of coordinator will meet with you once or maybe a few times to discuss your wedding, but is not involved in all the details of planning your wedding. They will make your day run smoothly, but all of the planning falls on you. If you have a very limited budget, a day of coordinator is a great option. They will ensure that your day is fantastic.
A wedding planner comes alongside you and your fiancé as you plan your big day. They will be as involved as you want them to be. My suggestion is that you have them involved as much as possible. Hire them in the early stages of wedding planning that way you can get their insight from the very beginning.
Weddings are a planner’s job. They will have the expertise and know how to plan your wedding in the smoothest way possible and can walk you through the entire process. They will know what works and what doesn’t. They can calculate such details as how many staff will be needed, how much time is required for photos, what will be needed for your cocktail hour, and so much more. From discussions with you, the planner will be able to see what you want and then make it come to life for you. If you don’t have a solid vision, they will help you create it.
Wedding planners are in the industry, so they are familiar with who the very best is in the industry. They can help you find a venue, florist, photographer, caterer, rental company, bartender, DJ, designer, and any other service you may want at your wedding. You can trust their suggestions because they have seen many vendors and know who outshines everyone else. Planners can reach out to your vendors and arrange details with them.
Day of Ease
Just like your planner organized and planned all of your details, they will do the same thing day of. You can be at peace on your wedding day because they know as much as you do about your big day, if not more. They know when and where everything is happening. They know how all the decorations will be set up. They know about any family drama, have made a plan to work around it, and will diffuse any family issues that arise. Your planner will field questions and phone calls, so you won’t be bothered. They know everything that goes into your special day, so you won’t need to worry about it.
Hiring a wedding planner can make your engagement season much more enjoyable. Your wedding planner will ease your worries, give you peace of mind, and work out all of your details! The coordinators listed below are phenomenal and are sure to take away your wedding planning stress!
After the Engagement: www.aftertheengagement.com
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