Now that you’re engaged and the excitement has subsided a little bit, you may be wondering what you should do next. You’re suddenly faced with a dilemma most couples face: Should you plan your wedding all by yourself or should you hire a wedding planner?
When the time to actually start planning the big day comes, many wonder what the big deal is. How challenging can planning a wedding really be? Well, the truth is, it can get pretty challenging pretty fast. You've probably already heard that hiring a wedding planner is much better than trying to do all the planning on your own, but why exactly is that? There are three main reasons to hire a wedding planner, and the second one might surprise you!
Reason 1: Enjoy The Planning Process and Decisions
Picture this: You and your partner spend your free time over the next 12-18 months going venue hunting, looking for wedding vendors, thinking of all the little details and putting everything together, so that you plan the wedding day you’ve always dreamed of. That’s countless hours of work. Because yes, planning a wedding is a lot of work. Sounds overwhelming, right?
All of this stress can be completely avoided the moment you decide to book a wedding planner. Instead of doing everything yourselves, you can just talk to your planner and let them know what your vision for the big day is. Based on your ideas and your wedding budget, your planner will come up with proposals for you and your partner to look over. You'll have a ready-made list of top-notch wedding vendors your planner has most likely already worked with, and has a clear idea of how good they actually are at what they do! Do more blind guessing on vendor quality!
Furthermore, your planner will be able to assist you with every other part of your wedding too - from making a floor plan, to choosing the cake. Decision-making is actually the most stressful part of wedding planning, so having someone to make sure you're making the right decisions will leave you with a lot of quality time to enjoy being engaged, and relish in that sweet anticipation of your special day.
Reason 2: Saving on Budget
You might think you will save money if you plan your wedding on your own, but you can actually end up spending way more than you originally planned. How so? Let us explain. Remember those top-notch wedding vendors we wrote about? Well, they're not easy to find, and even if you do find them, their quotes might not match your budget. Since your wedding planner will know your planned wedding budget, they'll be able to get you the very best of the best within your preferred price range. What's more, they'll be able to help you track your budget, let you know which items are absolute essentials and which can be left out, advise you on the latest wedding trends, and so on.
Hiring a wedding planner means there'll always be someone there to guide you through the process and make sure you stick to your budget.
Reason 3: Coordinating the Wedding Day
If you read through the first two reasons, then you definitely have an idea of just how challenging planning a wedding can get. But once everything has been booked and taken care of and the big day finally arrives, the chances of things going askew are still real.
Luckily, your wedding planner is here to help you! Many planners offer day-of-coordination services, too. Instead of you having to stress about whether the hors-d'oeuvres have arrived, or if the flowers are placed where they should be, your planner will be the one keeping up with everything. They will make sure things are exactly as you imagined, leaving you with all the time in the world to get ready, walk down that aisle, say your big yes, and celebrate the beginning of your married life. With a good wedding planner nothing will go amiss, but even if something does - you won't even know it. A good wedding planner will be on top of it before you get a chance to notice at all!
All Signs Point to The Wedding Planner
Considering everything, the dilemma is settled. By hiring a planner you're getting someone to be there for you, support and guide you through the planning process, and on the wedding day itself. When searching for one, look for an experienced planner, read lots of reviews and make sure to find a wedding planner that truly cares about your needs. This way you’ll be able to enjoy wedding planning and walk down the aisle knowing everything is as perfect as can be. If you’re looking for a wedding planner that fits this profile, our team at Timeless Rose Events would love to hear from you.