You’ve only been waiting and dreaming of your wedding day your whole life. It should be a joyous occasion for you but if you’ve been sweating the details for the past year and then have also to manage the day’s events on top of it; your day could be anything but joyous. Why not hand off all of this off to a professional who’s seen it all. I’m not saying you need to hire a professional event or wedding planner. However, they do provide valuable services if there’s room for it in your budget. Here are 10 benefits of hiring a professional to handle the details of planning your most special day.
Saves Time- The average couple spends somewhere around 200 hours planning their wedding. You and your beloved most likely have full-time jobs already, so finding the extra 200 hours in the six to eight-month period leading up to your nuptial will be difficult if not impossible. Having a professional planner will free up your valuable time to concentrate on the fun side of things leading up to your wedding.
Save Money- Experienced professional wedding planners know the market place very well and know the fair market costs products and services, so you don’t overpay. They also have established relationships with trusted vendors who value those relationships and are willing to extend substantial discounts to maintain them.
Save Relationships- Hello! Planning your wedding can be stressful, and couples can argue over the seemingly smallest of issues. Family conflicts can arise out of thin air. Professional planners have dealt with the ins and outs of family dynamics and wedding planning and know how to navigate and quell the stormy waters when they arise and keep everyone on an even keel.
They Ensure Your Dreams Come True! – It’s their job after all! They will work very hard to guarantee your wedding day vision materializes and meet if not exceed your expectations. Good wedding planners will even add a surprise or two as a thank you!
Offers Expert Advise- Wedding planners know all the appropriate etiquette and will make sure nothing is forgotten. Do yourself a favor and take advantage of their expertise and wisdom.
Provides a “GO to Person”- The average wedding has around 20 vendors. Imagine trying to track down 20 different vendors for simple details and all the missed, not returned and forgotten phone calls that go along with it. Your wedding planner makes your wedding a “one stops shopping” event!
Creates and Manages Schedules- There are so many mini events leading up to your big day let alone the complex time schedule of your wedding day itself that keep it all straight can be mind boggling! Your wedding planner is more than adept at creating, maintaining and managing your schedule. All you’ll need to do is show up!
Crisis Happen! – Even at the most well planned and organized weddings, a crisis happens. So when a crisis happens at your wedding, it’s great to know there is someone there that has just about seen it all. Your wedding planner will be able to handle most crisis calmly and coolly, and hopefully no one will know, especially you.
Hands on Direction of the Entire Event- Have you ever heard the expression, “it’s like herding cats!”, Well, that’s what it’s like trying have your wedding party and both entire families be where they are supposed to be at the appointed times on your wedding day. Your professional planner and their staff will be there acting as your shepherd through the entire event from rehearsal dinner to the after-party.
Minimize Stress and Maximize the Fun- As stated in my opening, you’ve only been waiting and dreaming of your wedding day your whole life, you need to be able to relax and enjoy your wedding as you’d like your guest to. Not only is it your planners job to handle the stress but they will also make sure you are having the time of your life too! After all, isn’t it!
Now that I’ve given you 10 good reasons to hire a wedding planner, there is one small drawback. You need to be willing to give up a modicum of control and for you control freaks out there,….and you know who you are, this will be a little difficult but the payoff will be great. After all even though hiring a professional wedding planner may be a substantial cost, having stressed free, happy, memory filled wedding day with the love of your life is “priceless”!