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Why you should hire a wedding planner

The Wedding Planner


Let’s face it…planning a wedding isn’t necessarily all fun and games. There is a lot of work to be done; decisions to make, phone calls to make, vendors to meet, vendors to hire and more, and oftentimes brides and grooms can quickly become overwhelmed with all that’s involved.



Today’s brides and grooms are busy and many don’t have the time and attention to devote to planning and managing all the many details and moving parts needed for their special day. And even the most organized couples who are really great at multi-tasking will reap the benefits that come with hiring a planner. Wedding planners are professional consultants who are skilled at making your process go smoothly. It’s what they do!


Wedding planners come in all forms…from full-on event design, to coordination of vendor meetings and planning details, to day of coordination.  Hiring a wedding planner doesn’t mean that you relinquish your control over the look and feel of your wedding. It means that you have a professional on your side with the expertise needed to make your day look, feel and flow as seamlessly as possible.


Wedding planners work in this industry on a regular basis and already have the knowledge of what it takes to create the wedding of your dreams, including established relationships with the various wedding professionals you’ll needed to bring together for this joyous occasion.


Wedding planners will help you schedule meetings (and on some occasions attend the meetings for you) and assist in negotiating with your vendors, making sure you get the biggest bang for your buck. Your planner is well equipped to stretch your dollars as far as they can go, and help guide you in balancing your budget so you can afford to get what you want.



Your planner will get to know you, your tastes and the vision you want for your wedding. And just as they get to know you, we suggest you get to know them! Not only will you be spending a lot of time with your planner, you’ll also benefit from their ideas and creativity. Planners can oftentimes bring fabulous elements to your wedding you never dreamed possible!


And the duties of a wedding planner don’t stop there. Your planner will be a tremendous help with controlling the flow of your wedding day. They will be in charge of your timeline and will adjust as needed should anything go awry. They are your advocate and even act as your buffer should the need arise to help manage families and friends and their personalities throughout the day. Simply put, your planner alleviates any stresses of the day so you can relish in this precious occasion.


From the smallest of details to the greatest of tasks, having a wedding planner on your side will relieve you of the many stressors that often come with planning, leaving you to relish in and enjoy your day!


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Following this handy list of to-do’s for the year leading up to your wedding day is sure to keep you on task, on track, and on budget!