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Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner: Part 2

Well folks, I hope you enjoyed the last post that talked about wedding planners and listed some reasons on why they are often a good investment for your wedding. I am back for part 2 with some more reasons why you should consider a wedding planner to help with your special day!

Now, I do want to say that it’s okay if you aren’t wanting to hire a wedding planner. Some people really do love having total control over their wedding from start to finish without very much help, and that’s totally fine! But if you are on the fence, or trying to figure out if you might want an extra hand, here are 3 more things that a wedding planner can do for you:

They are the go-to the day of the wedding so you don’t have to deal with all the questions

When the wedding day rolls around, this is it. All the work you’ve put into your wedding to make it a fun, special, memorable day with your family and friends has finally arrived, and you deserve to enjoy every minute of it. You shouldn’t have to be checking to see if the decorators have arrived, or answer the caterer’s questions about where the gluten-free kids meal has to go later that night, or review the plan with the ushers and hour before the ceremony. Your wedding planner is the designated go-to for any and all questions for your wedding that day, so nobody has to bug you with questions that you really don’t need to be bothered with. This gives you extra time to spend with your wedding party, your family, and the ability to truly enjoy every single moment.

They make sure the wedding party sticks to the schedule

Despite having a schedule or timeline made for the wedding party, it’s quite easy to get running behind or off track, especially because the party often starts early for anybody who is standing up in the wedding! A planner would be able to make sure that the wedding party stays on track, making sure that you:
A) don’t miss the ceremony
B) don’t have supper starting late
This might be as simple as making sure the entire wedding party goes straight to the bus that is taking you all for photos before the cocktail hour begins. It is also helpful if there are specific things you want to do with the wedding party prior to the ceremony. The wedding planner is there to make sure it all gets done, and in good time too.

They make sure your guests are taken care of

Wedding planners are great observers; they make sure the beverages are stocked, ice bins are full, chairs are clean and candles are on. They make sure that all the guest’s needs are taken care of, and take care of anybody who needs some assistance. This is great for you because it means that you don’t have to worry if everybody is happy or enjoying themselves, because you know that there is someone there solely dedicated to making sure they are.

So many people forget that wedding planners aren’t just there to help prepare for your wedding, they are also there to make sure that it all comes to life and goes as smooth as possible that day too. They want you to have a perfect day, and they work with you for so long prior that they learn exactly what you want your wedding to look like and are there to help make it a reality. However, if hiring a full service planner is too far outside your budget, consider asking them for alternative services. Month-of (or often called “day-of”) coordination services are often a big money-saving service because you still do the planning of the wedding, but then a professional comes in and handles everything the day of. Most wedding planners offer a variety of services to suit your needs, so be sure to explore this option as well if you aren’t sure what you need help with yet.

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