Planning a wedding is an amazing experience that is incredibly rewarding, however, the planning that is associated with this can cause brides an immense amount of stress. So the question is: Should you hire a wedding planner to help you or not? Here are some thoughts to consider when deciding if you should hire a planner or plan a DIY wedding.
They know the trends:
Wedding planners specialize in weddings so they are constantly working with and learning new trends. For modern brides, this is wonderful! Your planner will be able to bring a fresh, new, and trendy perspective to your wedding and can provide some inspiration you may not otherwise be exposed to.
They know how to get a deal:
With all of their experience, planners know how to finagle a deal with vendors. Every penny counts and the more they save you in one area, the more you can spend on another (like a wedding dress!) Their expertise also allows them to know what to buy and from who. Most times, a planner can get you an even deeper discount due to their relationship and constant patronage to a certain company, for instance, rentals.
Sometimes brides have an idea of what they want (if not, consider browsing Pinterest), but are unsure how to achieve the look and feel. A planner will help brainstorm a slew of creative ideas that you may not have considered or didn’t even know could be done. The best thing about this is that as you discuss what you want your wedding to look like, your planner will get to know you and your preferences and can suggest tailored ideas and provide even more inspiration that is aligned with your taste.
Many people think that wedding planners are only necessary when throwing a large, extravagant event, but the truth is that it’s not! Planners specialize in stretching your dollar, so just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have (or can’t benefit from) a planner.
The experience that your planner has had working with everything from different
venues, photographers, videographers, caterers, etc. will come in handy. They’ll be able to work with your budget to find someone who is reputable, trustworthy, and good at what they do.
Many don’t know that there is a lot of paperwork associated with planning a wedding. Your planner will make sure all the contracts, estimates, invoices, and payments are completed and submitted to the right people, on time. This means you’ll be able to wake up on your wedding day and really enjoy it, stress-free and ready to begin the rest of your life with your husband.
Planning a wedding is stressful enough, but sometimes it is hard to stay organized (especially if you are having a destination wedding) and make sure that you have checked off all of the items on your “to-do” list. A planner will make sure that everything is taken care of and that your entire list of wedding needs are handled.
Level of involvement:
You don’t have to hire a full-service wedding planner. If you’re in need of someone to help out the last few weeks before your wedding, or even just the day before and the day of, you can!
No matter how big or how small, a wedding planner can help you achieve the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Remember, you don’t have to hire a full-service planner! Even having a consultant will give you insight into the wedding planning process and you can decide what you’d like to do yourself and what you’d like to delegate. By choosing to have a consultant, you have the ability to work closer with your friends and family and monitor your budget, to the penny, to make sure you are always on target and
Have you hired a wedding planner or do you plan to?
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