Congratulations! You’re engaged! Now that you’ve had time to soak it in and show off that new ring, it’s time to start planning! Couples quickly realize that wedding planning takes a lot of time. Time that they don’t have, especially if life is already busy enough! It can be hard to make decisions, keep everything organized and stay on budget! Unfortunately, wedding planning can quickly turn into what should be a happy season in your life, to a stressful one. So today we’re talking about 8 reasons why you should hire a wedding planner!
They’ll help take tasks off of your plate
Do you have a demanding full time job? Or maybe you’re a full time student? Couples don’t realize until they start that wedding planning takes a ton of time! From researching the right wedding vendors, touring venues, caterer and cake tastings, dress shopping, bachelorette and bachelor party planning, making decisions about your wedding decor… the list goes on and on! Most wedding planners offer a variety of services from full wedding planning, partial planning or month of planning. You’ll notice here at Kaitlin Mendoza Photography, we suggest month-of planning at a minimum to allow you to enjoy your wedding day stress free. However, if you’re needing help throughout the entire planning process, then partial or full wedding planning may be a better fit for you!
They’ll help you stay within your budget
Whether you consider your budget big or small, everyone has a budget that they or their parents want to stick to. A wedding planner can help you figure out where you should spend your budget based on your values and priorities! They can give you ideas you may not have thought of before, that will end up saving you thousands! A wedding planner’s insider knowledge and experience that will help you stay on track is yet another reason why you should hire a wedding planner!
They can recommend certain vendors to bring your wedding dreams to life!
Wedding planners are connected to a network of vendors. Oftentimes these vendors are ones that your wedding planner has worked with and can vouch for! For example, if you’re looking for a wedding photographer with a certain editing style that’s in a certain price range, she can recommend a handful that best fit your needs, so that you don’t have to sift through google for hours on end! If you’re looking for something unique to add to your wedding decor, she can find it for you! This is just another reason why you should hire a wedding planner for your special day!
They’ll communicate with your vendors throughout the wedding planning process!
Securing vendors for your wedding day comes with plenty of contracts and paperwork, but luckily this is all a part of most wedding planners job description. A few months before your wedding day, she will also coordinate with vendors to create the perfect timeline for the day and make sure that everyone arrives on time and is good to go before your day begins!
She can help you make decisions.
If you’re anything like me, making decisions can be hard sometimes! Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, especially now that Pinterest is a popular planning tool. However, your wedding planner can help you make decisions so that you can move onto the next thing and sleep better at night! Having reassurance from someone who has worked in the industry and is up to date on the latest trends is all you need sometimes to move the wedding planning needle forward!
They’ll help you put all of your design ideas together
When scrolling through Google or social media, it can be easy to love different designs that you see. However, that doesn’t mean all of those beautiful ideas will go together! Another reason you should hire a wedding planner is they will help you with the overall design, and can be the one to bluntly (but nicely!) tell you that those gold chargers you love so much are just not going to be a good fit for the overall design. Most wedding planners will create a vision board so you can see everything together before the big day!
You won’t have to worry about a thing on your wedding day!
THIS IS EVERYTHING! This is why we highly recommend that all of our couples hire at least a month of wedding planner. They will be able to show up on your wedding day, knowing exactly what the plan is, and be able to execute it seamlessly so that you can sip your champagne stress free while soaking in every moment alongside your new husband or wife!
Also, please remember that a venue coordinator IS NOT the same thing as a wedding planner. A venue coordinator is simply there to oversee the venue during the event, not your actual wedding timeline and vendors. This is the biggest reason why you should hire a wedding planner for your day!
You’re having a destination wedding
When I was planning my destination wedding in Colorado, it was a no-brainer to hire a wedding planner since I didn’t know any vendors in the area! She was able to give me a concise list of wedding vendors based on my initial thoughts, and from there I chose the right vendors for my day! Luckily, we were able to fly out for things like the caterer and cake tasting, but if we hadn’t been able to, your wedding planner can often do that for you if you’d like! Having that local inside knowledge will be instrumental to building a wedding dream team from afar!