You’re sitting at home with a pen and paper, making a to-do list for your wedding. You don’t think it’s much, until you realize the list is suddenly 3 pages long and you have zero idea where to start with half of them. You also don’t know where to get the motivation, time, or money. If this sounds familiar, you aren’t alone! Planning a wedding is a lot of work, and that’s why wedding professionals exist. So the question is, do you hire one? It all depends on your priorities and how much help you need. To try and help you make a decision whether a wedding planner is right for you, I have compiled a list of how they can be worth the investment. For today’s post, here are 3 reasons to hire a wedding planner:
They help you save money
I think the biggest thing couples struggle with when planning their wedding is where and how to cut costs. If you’ve never had to plan a wedding (which most haven’t), then you have a hard time deciding what is worth spending some extra cash on, versus what you can find a more budget-friendly solution for. This is where a wedding planner can help. They have enough experience with wedding planning that they are able to help you build AND stay within your budget. They are able to help you understand where to go for the best prices and will often will reach out to these people for you and get a selection of quotes for you to see. Yes, wedding planners cost money, but they are also able to help you identify where you can save money which makes them worth every penny.
They know who’s in the industry
When you are spending thousands of dollars on your wedding, you want to know that the vendors you hire are professional, easy to work with, and care about providing high quality services and products. Reviews that you can find on social media and Google are fantastic for helping with this, but researching all these different businesses can eat up a lot of time. If you have a wedding planner, they can help you shorten the list in a fraction of time; they know who offers high quality services, which vendors are great to work with, which offer the type of product you are looking for, and what vendors might fit into your budget/price range.
They allow you to have a life outside your wedding planning
Planning your big day can be a lot of fun, but it can also become overwhelming. There are so many deadlines to make sure that everything is organized and prepared for your special day, and it can often feel Ike work rather than fun. A good wedding planner does the heavy lifting for you and allows you to focus on still having a life. They take care of the time consuming details and research, only coming to you and your fiancé when it’s needed. For example, a good wedding planner might research and collect quotes for different decor companies (which can take weeks to do), and then you and your fiancé just have to review the quotes and select which one you want to go with (which might take one evening).
At the end of the day it’s entirely what you feel is best for you. These are just 3 ways a wedding planner can be worth their investment, but there are so many more. As I always say, getting ready for your wedding and enjoying your big day is supposed to be a positive, unforgettable experience for you and the love of your life. And if handling all the parts of your wedding is going to prevent that from happening, then I highly suggest looking into getting a professional to help (most planners offer a variety of services to help with what best suits your needs).
If you still aren’t sure, talk to some married friends and family to learn about what they wish they did/didn’t do. And don’t forget to subscribe to get notified when Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner: Part 2 is posted!