One of the biggest misconceptions people have about hiring a wedding planner is that it’s too expensive, however this is the total opposite. When planning your wedding, a wedding planner is able to provide support in ways you have not yet realized. Here are some examples:
Wedding planners are experienced in knowing how much things should typically cost and how much of your budget should be allocated to each particular item associated with your wedding. For instance, a wedding planner can assist you in determining how much you should be paying your photographer, the caterer, the florist, etc. This will help you to not only stay on budget, but to ensure that you’re hiring the best vendors at the best price. When you hire a wedding planner, they will communicate with you about your budget and help you to make realistic decisions.
2. Wedding Planners have Industry Connections
When you hire a wedding planner, you pretty much get the “hook up”. From being in the industry for years, wedding planners have established relationships with various vendors from venue owners to florist and limousine companies, to name a few. Most vendors will offer a wedding planner a discount because of their established relationship and continuous business, something that a couple will not get access to if they are not familiar with the vendor. Knowing which vendors to work with is also very important and when you hire a wedding planner, they can give you their top recommendations based on personal experiences with the vendor.
3. Wedding Planners are Experienced in Handling Contracts
Contracts are essential when dealing with client/vendor relationships. But let’s be honest, some contracts have clauses or legal jargon that the average couple might not quite understand. When you hire a wedding planner, as a part of their job, the wedding planner will read, analyze, and communicate the contract terms for you. They will also act as an advocate for you against any contract discrepancies or clauses that are not beneficial to you.
4. Wedding Planners Allows You to De-stress
Truth is, you do not want to be worrying about things on your wedding day such when the photographer will be arriving, or did your bridesmaids show up. When you hire a wedding planner, you can rest assured that your day will get organized without you having to worry about it. Your wedding planner is responsible for making sure everything gets done in a timely manner and that everyone is where they are supposed to be from the caterer to the wedding party. This gives you the peace of mind to truly enjoy every moment of preparing to walk down the aisle.
5. Not have Wedding Planning Take Over your Schedule
Let’s face it when juggling work, home, exercise, and sometimes children you barely have time to do the laundry, much less pick out the perfect linens for the reception dinner. When you have a lot going on and still would like your wedding day to be perfect, a wedding planner is just what you need.If you have any questions about what to ask when interviewing planners or how to get support planning your wedding, contact us.