Wedding planning is no easy task. There are a thousand and one things to do and prepare for. Most couples don’t want to hire a wedding planner because of the cost. But we believe that hiring a wedding planner is money well spent. Here are some reasons why:
Let’s face it, every bride wants a perfect wedding. A wedding planner has coordinated numerous weddings; they are masters in perfection. They know everything that is needed to plan your perfect wedding and they’ll look into all the small details. Never, ever think that you’ll have time on your wedding day to amend the guest list, fix the décor or manage your vendors.
Wedding planning is so stressful that some brides-to-be turn into ‘Bridezillas’, while others miss the point altogether and forget to enjoy the journey and their wedding day. A wedding planner will help prepare you and free you from unnecessary last minute stress.
Wedding planning takes up a lot of time. Instead of spending hours and hours each day doing research, making appointments and going through schedules, make only the main decisions and leave the following-up to the wedding planner.
A wedding planner will help you stay within your budget. They will be able to advise you where to cut back or what to splurge on in order to achieve your dream wedding. They are like Wall Street financial advisers, but for wedding-related stuff.
Weddings can be very costly and emotional. With so many things going on, you need someone to keep track of things and help you stay organised. Besides that, a good wedding planner will also keep you up-to-date on planning progress.
Most wedding planners are very creative people. They know the latest trends and work with various suppliers in the industry. More importantly, a wedding planner will be able to capture your vision and expand on it to bring your dream wedding to reality.
A wedding planner deals with many vendors in the industry, and they will know which vendors suit you or your budget. Some wedding planners even have collaborations with certain vendors so you might be able to get a discount. This will save you time and money.
“Above all, we think the most important reason you should hire a wedding planner is so you get to function like a normal person – go to work and enjoy your weekends with your other half. You don’t want to be so stressed out about your wedding day that it’s all you ever talk about. Remember, your wedding day is merely a celebration; marriage is your ultimate goal.”
That being said, most wedding planners get a percentage cut from vendors. So if they insist on using certain vendors even though you don’t like these vendors’ portfolios, don’t comply. Always check the websites and portfolios of potential vendors that are recommended to you.
At the same time, do trust your wedding planner’s professional opinions. Most of them would have been in the industry long enough to know which vendors deliver, and which don’t.
If you really, really can’t find the budget for a wedding planner, get a trusted, responsible friend to coordinate your wedding day for you instead. Do keep her in the loop during the last stages of your planning, and give him/her a proper briefing at least two weeks in advance so he/she knows exactly who all your vendors are, what you have planned, and how you want things done on your big day.