Wedding venues, color schemes, and relatives. Planning your wedding consists of taking into account all of these factors and so much more. So why do it alone? Between venue preparation, wedding film planning, and the stress that comes along with planning a wedding, here are our top ten reasons you should hire a wedding planner for your special day.
Narrowing Down Ideas
There are so many resources out there for brides to find inspiration. From magazines to Pinterest and everything in between, the vast amount of ideas can get overwhelming to take in. With a wedding planner these ideas can be narrowed down into categories that are probably overlooked when scrolling through Pinterest— leading to ideas that fit your budget and theme.
Applying industry knowledge
While no one knows the love of you and your partner better than you two, your wedding planner will probably know some ins and outs of the industry that haven’t even crossed your mind. From a list of venues to catering and expert tips, your wedding planner can provide a list of options to find the perfect choices for each item on your checklist. This can include finding the right venue and caterers, making sure both stay on track with your timeline, and ensuring that all the meticulous details that could be overlooked are in place by your date.
With their industry knowledge, wedding planners can find deals that will ultimately help you save money in the long run. They can facilitate money discussions in a way that puts less stress on you and your significant other and offer solutions to stretch your dollar. An investment themselves, hiring a wedding planner is something you want to determine in advance, but after you do the help you will receive and the money you can save is well worth it!
The last thing you want to think when you prepare to walk down the aisle is ‘Oh no, we forgot to invite Aunt Shirley.’ With a wedding planner, you get another pair of eyes on each detail of your wedding in addition to yours and your significant other’s. With a trained eye in wedding planning, your planner will have a list of boxes to be checked before your special day — including that invitation to Aunt Shirley.
Easing Pre-Wedding Stress
With everything triple checked and prepared beforehand you are free to do what you should be doing on your wedding day: Enjoying it. Your wedding planner will know how to handle any stressors that arise at your wedding and will have planned responses to the ones they see most. With every plan tucked away, the day will flow smoothly, and your guests will be elated seeing how happy you are enjoying one of the best days of your life.
Your wedding planner will be up-to-date with all of the latest wedding trends. With this knowledge they are able to contribute to any brainstorming you and your significant other do regarding the activities and details of your wedding. This added inspiration can lead you to choosing a detail of your wedding you would have never thought of or solidifying details you were unsure about.
Whether you are having a destination wedding or a wedding in your hometown, your wedding planner will know the logistics of the town that you may overlook for your wedding day. When is the right time for travel? What are the best venues in town? What are the possible complications that could happen, if any? What hotel would be the best for guests to stay at? These are questions that your planner will look into and be prepared for before your wedding.
Experts in the Field
Just as we are experts at capturing your wedding, your wedding planner will be an expert at planning your wedding from the conceptualization to the final walk down the aisle. Your planner will have extensive research in venue options, a solid foundation in event planning and a meticulous eye for detail and design. Unless you yourself are a wedding planner (Go you!) the idea of having extensive knowledge in these areas is overwhelming and unnecessary when you find the right wedding planner to make your dreams a reality.
Capturing Your Memories
A great wedding planner can not only help you find the right company to capture your day but also serves as a liaison between you and the cinematographers and videographers present at your wedding. With this line of communication and the knowledge that your wedding planner has about the specifics of your wedding, videographers and photographers are able to capture the aspects that matter most to you.
Making Your Dream Wedding a Reality
There are some things that you just can’t imagine being planned by someone else. For a lot of brides and grooms to be one of them is their wedding. A common misconception is that with a wedding planner all control of your special night goes out the window. Well fear not because here’s a little secret: With the right wedding planner not only will your ideas be listened to, but you’ll also have a professional that can make a plan to execute those ideas into a reality. You know what you want in a wedding, but your wedding planner will know the steps you need to take to make that a reality.
Keep in mind, before hiring anyone to come on board for your special day you’ll want to make sure they are compatible with your style, budget, and overall vision for your wedding. Interview your planner extensively before you hire them. Get to know them and ensure they get to know you. The more communication there is between you and your planner the better equipped they are to plan every facet of your wedding day. With that in mind, get out there and get to finding that planner!