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4 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Wedding Planner

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If you’ve been thinking of tackling your wedding on your own, give it another thought. While it might seem like the more cost effective choice to make, there are many progressive parts involved in designing a wedding. From the venue to the cake, to the dress, invitations, and so much more — the last thing you need is a giant, unflattering blemish caused by stress to make its appearance during vows.

As any couple knows, it’s a huge amount of work for those inexperienced with putting together such a big event. According to a report from The Knot, nearly one in three couples hires an event or wedding planner as 50 percent of brides found that planning their own wedding was way more stressful than expected.

While a wedding coordinator is essentially the same thing as a planner, wedding planners go beyond all that day-of planning. By working with you from the first day to the big day, wedding planners become more than just an extension of you — they’re a large part of your life as many will spend up to a year with you getting everything sorted. 

Great, creative minds

Always on the hunt for innovation and inspiration, your wedding planner is a motivated and valuable resource of creativity. One of the best ways to find the best wedding planner for you is to take one out for lunch, discuss your ideas and see if you share a common vision when it comes to that wedding day feel and style. Because their number one priority is you, they will be sure to listen carefully to your thoughts and ideas, while bringing their real and very practical creativity, connections and experience to the table. Additionally, they are the perfect sounding board for all your wedding day anxieties when it comes to color, food, reception, and even the dress. Their job is to help you focus your vision that best reflects you and your partner’s personality.

Help you save money

If you’ve done your research well, the wedding planner you’ve picked out will have not only worked in the wedding industry for years, but will have a lot of positive testimonials that cater to your needs and wants for that perfect wedding. Moreover, because of their expertise and background in the field, they are familiar with everything that entails a gorgeous wedding — and that means what’s expected, the costs, and the difference in value between points of comparison. This takes time if done on your own, but they will know it most promptly and aptly, while looking out for the best deal. Moreover, wedding planners will make sure to guide you around all the potential confusion when it comes to staying under budget and help you understand what is required for that dream wedding you’ve been thinking about for years.

The inside scoop

In addition to being proactive and getting what you want, wedding planners have an extensive wealth of wedding knowledge that will ultimately benefit you. Thanks to their smarts and an extensive and ever-evolving knowledge base, they are able to share the behind the scenes of the business and tell you who the best vendors really are. Sure, there’s Yelp and Facebook for that, but they will know things that others might not have come across or reported on social media. Thanks to their connections, they have the inside scoop and know who is a professional, creative and could be considered a trusted ally within the industry.

Everything is less stressful

Wedding planning takes a lot of time and let’s be honest, you’re actually busier than you think. The best-selling wedding guide, Rich Bride Poor Bride reports the average couple spends more than 200 hours planning their special day. That is a ton of hours, but can you blame them? Everyone wants it perfect! But this is where the wedding planner enters. Not only will they save you both time and energy, while minimizing stress but you’re their top priority so chill out a bit. Hiring a wedding planner will not only ensure you and your future spouse will have a worry- and stress-free day, but you can be assured that they will make it their mission to deliver the best by taking care of you, your details, and constantly coming up with creative ways to make your wedding fun and amazing.

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One Comment on “4 Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Wedding Planner”

  1. Shad Morris October 11, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    A friend of mine is going to be getting married in a few months, and they were wondering if they should hire a wedding planner to help them out. It’s interesting that they can actually help you save money on things for your wedding. I’m sure it would be nice if they could save a bit, since weddings are expensive.

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