4 Reasons Why You Should Work with a Wedding Planner
Planning a wedding can be a significant commitment on your time, and let’s face it, your sanity can take a hit too. Not only are you trying to create the day of your dreams, but you have to bring it in on budget and not upset either set of parents or the bridesmaids and please everyone. It is a tough challenge and something we aim to do once in our lives which is where the problem can arise. When undertaking a new task, practice and prior knowledge make things substantially more manageable, but that isn’t possible when this is your first attempt at planning a wedding, so calling in the professionals is a great way to save yourself work hours and not have to reinvent the wheel. You will also find that your stress levels are significantly lower, so let’s look at why you should work with a wedding planner.
1. Insider Knowledge
As we already mentioned, a wedding planner knows a massive amount, not only about the logistics and timings of getting everything booked but importantly doing it within your local area. This means they will know of any pitfalls to venues, problems with caterers, where to find the best dresses and more. The best part is that this information is in their heads and saves hours of Google searching. It also gives you a third party buffer, someone who is not closely related to the event, to negotiate the best deal, handle issues and complaints and understand how to deal with these companies.
2. They Bring Ideas to the Table
Although most brides have been planning their wedding since the first time they hung a pillowcase off the back of their heads (wisdom imparted to us all by Monica Gellar in Friends, and oh so true), there is always room to expand and augment your plans. Your wedding planner will have seen so many weddings and been involved in their planning that using some of their ideas can complete your goals and help create the perfect day.
3. The Voice of Reason
Weddings can bring out the best and worst in people and come with a ton of etiquette that you haven’t got time to learn. Offending people is all too easy, and it can feel like walking on eggshells. Do you pay for your bridesmaid’s dresses? What happens when the bride’s mother and the future mother-in-law come to blows over the centrepieces? When do you send invitations, and do you need save-the-date cards? Your wedding planner is also a master of diplomacy and tact and understands all the nuances of planning the big day. They can solve problems, give advice and are happy to let you rant when things go wrong.
4. Your Right Hand Man (or Woman)
A wedding planner will have scheduled their diary to ensure they have the time to help you plan, and more importantly, be there on the day to make sure things go off without a hitch. Trust us; you will feel so much better knowing they are in the background making sure the bridesmaids are making good time through hair and makeup, and the best man hasn’t lost the rings!
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