For those of you on the fence about hiring a wedding planner or don't think you need support for your big day, I get it.
Most people think they can handle it. They may also not fully understand what a wedding planner actually does.
So, should you even consider hiring a wedding planner with all the other expenses you have ahead of you?
The answer is YES!
A wedding planner is a valuable expert.
Weddings are tough because you don't plan weddings everyday - we do. We know what to look for, where your problems will come and how to solve them.
Top 5 reasons to hire a Wedding Planner
Wedding sticker shock is real!
Most people have no clue how much a wedding really costs, then reality hits and it can be brutal. When it comes to your wedding, your budget is the #1 priority and not something to be taken lightly.
There's a ton to consider when making contractual and financial commitments for your wedding. A planner knows where to spend and where to save. It's a huge help to start off with a realistic idea of what your 200 person wedding is going to actually cost. For those of you who have done it, just think of all the time you would've saved not having to do all that research for the answer a planner could've given you in 3 minutes.
A planner can be your best ally. I've saved my clients thousands removing unnecessary items, finding alternate options, and especially with 'unforeseen' expenses and 'last minute add-ons'.
Planners can also help negotiate your contracts and be there to give you a reality check on why something costs so much or why you should actually spend more money.
Weddings are a major expense. Be smart about your budget and at least talk to a planner about what to look for before you start booking.
Most people work. You probably have a job that takes up a lot of energy, and the last thing you want to do when you come home is spend your free time learning how to organize an event.
Planners take the burden off your plate entirely, so you can actually enjoy your engagement!
At our company Lovely, our goal is to make things easier for our clients. There are always issues when planning a wedding, especially as expectations become unveiled, as new families meet, and as ideas or personalities clash. Planners can help bridge the gap and work through those issues with you. We can be your tie-breaker or your shoulder to cry on -- whatever you need, we are there to support you.
This is a big industry with thousands of vendors.
Sure, there are plenty of sites that can provide you with reviews of all the options, but not every five-star vendor works for every couple.
People have different vibes, different expectations and skill sets - it's good to know the ins and outs, who will work best, and who just won't. Wedding planners have that information and can give you the inside scoop!
Venue coordinators can only do so much (I know, I used to be one!). No matter what, they're always going to focus on their team, and they often miss small details you spent countless hours figuring out!
Planners are responsible for bringing every aspect of your wedding together, making it the reality you dreamed of. It's our job to make sure every detail of your wedding is taken care of.
There is no replacement for an experienced planner. No amount of research is going to give you the knowledge and expertise to know everything you need to.
It's wonderful when I 'save the day' by sharing my expertise. I work hard to be that expert and to have the information my clients need, or know where to find it.
My experience always serves my clients well and has never disappointed.
All-in-all, a wedding planner can save you time, money and aggravation. Just one conversation can make a huge difference and is worth every penny!
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