8 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Wedding Planner
By: Niagara Wedding Helper | June 2018
There is a lot that goes into planning a wedding from choosing the wedding date, to choosing your Wedding Venue and Vendors. From creating a guest list and sending out invitations, to staying on budget. Not to mention everything that must be taken care of on the actual wedding day. Although not every couple will need to hire a Wedding Planner to help carry out their wedding visions, many will find this option to be helpful in making the overall wedding planning experience more positive and stress free. This article discusses 8 reasons why you should hire a Wedding Planner to help you with your wedding needs. Before we get into those reasons, however, we must first discuss the difference between a “Wedding Planner” and a “Day of Wedding Coordinator”.
Wedding Planner: A professional who assists with EVERY aspect of a clients wedding, from the planning and designing of the wedding up to the actual wedding day. They are the ones who are responsible for both finding and dealing with vendors based on the client’s visions and needs. They are the ones that make sure you are being reasonable and staying within your budget. They are also the ones that oversee the actual wedding day, making sure that everything goes as planned and dealing with any situations that may occur.
Day of Wedding Coordinator: A professional that only takes care of the actual wedding day. They’re in charge of keeping the wedding day on schedule and to ensure everything runs smoothly. They are there to take care of any issues that may occur on the actual wedding day so that you and your wedding party have less to worry about. They do not, however, assist you with the actual planning during the months leading up to your wedding.
As mentioned earlier, not all couples will need a Wedding Planner. Some may prefer to hire a Day of Wedding Coordinator or just to take cake of everything themselves. For those who are considering hiring a Wedding Planner, here are some reason a Wedding Planner may be beneficial to you:
Organize your Entire Wedding Day: Wedding Planners will help organize your entire wedding day from beginning to end. They will make sure that everything stays on time and goes according to plan.
Stay within your Wedding Budget: Wedding Planners will create a wedding based on your visions, needs and expectations while at the same time keeping things real when it comes to your overall wedding budget.
Reduce Stress: Wedding Planners will help improve your overall wedding experience by reducing stress both during the planning of the wedding and during the actual wedding day. They are the ones that deal with the Wedding Vendors so that you don’t have to. They will also take care of any issues that may arise.
Save you Time: Wedding planners will take your wedding visions (or come up with ideas and suggestions for you if you’re not completely sure what you want) and turn them into reality. They will do the research for you, finding the best vendors and deals based on what you want and what your budget is. They will also take care of all the scheduling, checklists, timelines and book all your appointment dates.
Save you Money: Many Wedding Planners can get vendor discounts due to pre-existing relationships and repeat business from wedding vendors that they often deal with. Also, if your Wedding Planner has a good relationship with specific vendors, it usually means that she trusts them and that they are worth spending your money on.
Help you Avoid Costly Mistakes: Wedding Planners know what should cost what when it comes to different vendors and wedding related items. They can also help you understand contracts and give you advice on what is worth signing for and what is not.
Current Wedding Trends: Wedding Planners communicate regularly with many different wedding vendors including florists, bridal boutiques, caterers and bakers, hair/make-up stylists, stationary designers, photographers, etc. They know what the current wedding trends are and can give you suggestions to help keep your wedding modern and fresh.
Remember the Little Details: Wedding Planners are on top of everything, including the little details that can often get missed.