1) So you aren’t stressed doing it all yourself
You are only engaged for a short period of your life. Whether that’s six months or five years, you deserve to enjoy that time as nearlyweds. Go on dates, have engagement photos taken, throw parties. Not only do I not want you to be stressed on your wedding day, but I also don’t want you to be stressed leading up to your wedding day either!
Speaking of your wedding day… let’s talk about your wedding photos. If you are stressed out while I’m taking them, you’ll remember that feeling. Don’t get me wrong, if you do have something come up on your wedding day, I will do whatever I can to take your mind off it and help you remain completely present (and madly in love!) in the moment. I’m good at that! A wedding planner helps too though!
2) To Help you with your Vision
It’s easy to get caught up in all of the beautiful wedding photos on Pinterest. But unless you are a professional designer? It can be hard to see how everything will come together on your wedding day. It’s also really easy to miss things! A wedding planner will take your vision, make it better, and make sure all of the pieces flow together cohesively on your wedding day.
3) A Wedding Planner Finds you the Right Vendors
Your wedding day is only as good as the vendors you hire. Okay, maybe that’s a little bit dramatic, but I know you don’t want the drama of fighting with a vendor on your wedding day. Hiring the right vendors will not only make the wedding day smoother but the planning process easier.
I will speak from experience as a wedding photographer. Yes, you want someone who shows up, takes photos and delivers them in a timely manner. But you also want someone who asks for the detail shots you don’t want missed, makes you relax during engagement photos and helps you plan your timeline so you know exactly how many hours of photography coverage you need.
You only plan a wedding once, and you don’t know what you don’t know. A wedding planner can not only help you find the right vendors, but they also know the right questions to ask.
4) Vendor Management
Remember when I said you don’t want the drama of fighting with a vendor on your wedding day? Even if you hire professional wedding vendors, sometimes there are things that come up on your wedding day you couldn’t have possibly accounted for.
A wedding planner takes care of all of the “behind-the-scenes” so most of the time, you will never even know there was an issue. They also act as the “go-to” person for all of your wedding vendors so you don’t have to assign one of your bridesmaids to answer texts from the DJ asking you where to park or the officiant wondering where they are supposed to meet you.
5) Keeps You to Your Budget
Not only will a wedding planner help you create your wedding budget, they help you stick to it. Please don’t trust sites like The Knot or WeddingWire to tell you how much to spend where. Your wedding budget should be customized to your priorities, and your wedding planner can often even help you save money by showing you where to splurge and coming up with creative ways to save (that you and your guests won’t notice).