Wedding planners are not just for the rich and famous, who will spend more on their flower arrangements than the rest of us will pay for an entire wedding. In fact, wedding planners are super accessible, affordable, and will most likely turn out to be one of the best investments you make for your wedding day.
There are so many benefits of hiring a wedding planner that goes way above and beyond simply enlisting help to connect all of the dots to create your perfect wedding day – some you may not have thought about.
They will lighten your load
Okay, so everyone knows the main purpose of hiring a wedding planner is to have someone who can coordinate all of the things that can bog down couples who are already super busy. But, getting a wedding planner on board does not mean you are handing over control of what your big day will look like. In fact, most wedding planners offer different packages, so you can choose how much or how little you want to work alongside them. Of course, the more you ask them to work for you, the bigger the price tag (but it’s super worth the investment!!). Generally speaking, wedding planners will schedule appointments, liaise with vendors, and help you to plan out every detail of your wedding day.
They will help you stick to your budget
While guest lists can be a pain in the backside, it is generally much easier to abide by a strict number of guests than it is to stick to a strict budget. No matter how hard you try, the temptation to add in just one more thing you saw while scrolling through Pinterest can sometimes be too hard to ignore. The result is another budget blow-out. With a wedding planner on board, they can help to keep you accountable for your spending and also outside-the-box solutions that might allow you to add that extra Pinterest-inspired creation by cutting back on something else.
They can snag you discounts
Wedding planners who have been in the industry will be well-connected and they will not only know how to get you the best bang for your buck, but might also get discounts from suppliers or venues they often use that they can then pass onto you.
They know who’s hot
Another benefit of hiring a wedding planner is that they know who’s who, which venues or suppliers are on trend, and which ones you should avoid. None of this will be based on hearsay or random Google reviews, but on their own personal experiences from the past, so you know they will steer you in the right direction when they give their professional advice.
They will dot the i’s and the cross t’s
The many and deposit requirements and various contracts couples have to sign to secure their favourite vendors can be a minefield, but having a wedding planner on side will help you to navigate it without fear of an explosion. When you are working with suppliers your wedding planner has worked with before, they will know the in’s and outs of what will be required of you and can help you to understand everything (even the fine print) before you commit to the contract. If you have any issues with the contract, the wedding planner can act as a middle-person to sort things out directly with the supplier.
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They are also design gurus
When it comes to weddings, planners have seen it all. From budget, DIY-heavy, to top-of-the-line everything with glitz and glam. So, they will also have quite an eye for what will work for your decor and other elements that will help to tie into your theme seamlessly while still fitting in your requirements. Wedding planners will also be able to help you with original ideas that mean you can ditch Pinterest altogether and create something that is bespoke and as unique as you and your partner are.
They can help with all wedding related issues
Weddings can sometimes put a strain on relationships with friends and family and while enlisting the help of a wedding planner can free you up and de-stress you, tricky situations can still arise. Wedding planners can offer guidance on how to handle disagreements between the mother and future mother-in-law over wedding details, issues with the bridesmaids, and just be a neutral person to listen if you need to vent.
They will be there for you on the day
While most of the work for wedding planners consists of managing pre-wedding details to pull your big day together, the other part of their job, (and probably the most enjoyable) is seeing what you have both worked on come to life on the day. If you choose, your wedding planner can play a key role on your wedding day, coordinating with vendors, ensuring everything has arrived and is set up on schedule, and also making sure any guests who have special roles on the day carry out their duties. The result? Less stress for the newlyweds and a much more enjoyable wedding day!
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