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The Value of a Professional Wedding Planner

This is from a client email. They connected with us about their desire to share the value they see in their couples hiring a wedding planner Here are some of their thoughts on why you should hire a wedding planner, like us!



Your wedding day is exciting and one of the most important days in your life. You hire professional photographers- so you capture those special moments forever. You buy your wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses from experts in the industry. Your cake is prepared by experienced and well-known bakers. The list goes on. So why would you even think about not hiring a wedding planner? Why would you put yourself in a such a massively responsible role on your wedding day?




One reason is overconfidence. You are very confident in the professional wedding vendors you have selected. They come highly recommended and they are worth every penny. However, they are experts at their skill. They are not paid to make sure that their products line up with the timeline of the other wedding professionals involved. It is the art of bringing these professionals and products together on time and as promised that makes your wedding a success.


You may think you have the skill and time to do this. It is a lot more work than you know. The average time spent planning one wedding is 120 hours on average. That is a lot of extra time to come up with in your already busy schedule. Even professional wedding planners hire wedding planners for their wedding day.


Stress

Nothing ruins a wedding (and wedding photos) like the stress of the day written on the faces of the couple. A wedding planner removes that stress. They oversee the entire event with the eyes of experience and allow the couple to be excited about their big day- not worried about the status of their vendors while trying to get their hair done. The wedding planner can handle most minor issues are dealt with without frustrating a stressed or nervous couple.


Getting a wedding planner to deal with some things will help you to ensure that you're not stuck doing all of the heavy lifting. For one, they're an expert in the business, which means they know the vendors who offer the best deals as well as which ones are reliable. Also, they're used to handling logistics, which means you can relax instead of worrying about everything last minute.


Not only do wedding planners reduce the stress of the people getting married (and their friends and family they ease the mind of vendors as well. Since they aren't overwhelmed in the same way as the people directly involved in the wedding, they can stay level headed when dealing with the vendors. It makes things easier for everyone involved, and helps avoid any stressful confrontations.


Cost-Saving

While hiring a wedding planner may seem counterintuitive to saving money, the amount that you can save with their help is going to be well worth the investment. Since many vendors already have a good relationship with the planner, that can mean discounts and special negotiations for you.


Budget Management

Wedding planners know how to make the most of your budget. Because wedding planners have come across just about anything that could be wanted in a wedding, they know what works and what doesn't. They know which items should be given priority because of the impact they will have in the long run.


Scheduling

There is only so much time available during an actual wedding. There are particular times allowed for the access of the venue, the reception hall, photographers, and videographers. Going past those times is very costly. You do not want to run into the issue of needing more time with your vendors than previously reserved for because of time management issues. A wedding planner keeps everyone on schedule. They allow for minor delays and they watch for things that will take up time and throw things off schedule.


Experience is EVERYTHING

Wedding planners know the needs and desires of the couple. They have a better understanding of the day than an inexperienced person who has not walked every mile of the wedding journey with the couple. From the gown ordering, to the delivery of the limousine, the wedding planner has her finger on the pulse of the day. They work together with the photographer to make sure the schedule accommodates them with things like natural lighting, scenery shots, and adjustments as needed to give the couple their perfect wedding album. In a way, they make sure the photographer has a great venue to capture the day and work his/her special magic.


Communication

There is nothing worse than a wedding where no one knows what the others are doing. People are running over each other trying to get their part of the job done. People who have no idea what they are doing "help" and can throw everything off. Tempers flare and soon the atmosphere is one of frustration- not celebration. No one knows who to communicate with, so they head right for the couple. On the wedding day, the couple are a little busy. They do not have time to settle arguments or come up with ideas at the last minute. A photographer could be stuck in the middle while he is losing beautiful sunset shots outside. Once that time is lost it cannot be recovered.





Trust your wedding planner to make your wedding the wedding of your dreams.



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