You’ve found the love of your life. You’ve got the ring. Now what? Do you entertain in the excitement of your newfound commitment or do you wait to host an Engagement Party? Should your bridal party be selected before or after such a celebration? How early is too early to start picking out venues? A wedding planner will clarify this confusion plus answer all of your “last-minute” questions before the last minute. With mid and full-packages available, a wedding planner can lend a helping hand from the very early stages of planning to the last “I do.”
1.They can be real time savers.
Whether you’re occupied with family, working all day, or engaged with life’s many distractions (pun intended), the life of a bride can be busy, busy, busy! Your wedding planner can save you time by already knowing where to start and where to look. They come prepared with a timeline and budget that will fit your needs and focus on achieving exactly what you want for the big day. Budgets and timelines are critical documents for planning, and when used effectively will help stretch your wedding budget, and avoid costly mistakes.
2.Professionalism is to be expected.
Your wedding planner will introduce you to new ideas while finding you the best possible deals. It’s professional criteria for a planner to always be striving for perfection on your wedding day, and still manage the budget with precision. Planners are seasoned professionals in the wedding industry and can score repeat-customer deals that couples simply can’t. They know who is reliable when it comes to services, what is reasonable and expected for prices, and how to avoid a scam. Vendors often also prefer to work with a professional planner, rather than directly with an engaged couple, and will often offer lower rates to planners than to clients. Your wedding planner will already know what questions to ask, and the best way to work with your vendors, saving everyone valuable time and energy.
3.Not everyone has a vision.
Wedding planners have seen it all when it comes to big events. They’ve seen the pent-house gala, the country club wedding, the movie-inspired themes, the latest trends, and on and on. Maybe you only really know what your ideal color palette will be, or maybe you have had every detail of your dream wedding planned since grade-school. Either way, your planner will know how to manage the steps necessary to develop your vision, or bring your ideas to life, all while making the most of your budget. Most wedding planners are creative designers, and love to show you inventive ways to make your day unique.
4.You will appreciate the extra big-day assistance.
There are endless tasks that need attention on the wedding day, including setting up your ceremony and reception, managing the coming and going vendors and the event day timeline, organizing your family and bridal party, greeting guests, queuing music, and so much more. The only thing you should be worried about on your wedding day is getting ready, and enjoying your time with your loved ones (and maybe sipping a little champagne!). Your wedding planner and team will manage the many moving parts like the professionals they are, and if snags happen, you likely won’t event know about them. You shouldn’t be the one connecting with all the vendors, resolving conflicts with in-laws, and keeping everything on schedule. Your wedding day should be a dream for you, not a long day of hard labor. Leave the chaos to a professional!