With social media as our main source for information nowadays, it can be tempting to take on planning a major event such as your wedding on your own. While this can be a good option for some, you need to ask yourself if it is something you have the time, energy, or resources to tackle? Here are some reasons why you should consider hiring a wedding planner and how you can make it work regardless of your budget.
You save a lot of time – Planning a wedding, regardless of size, should not be oversimplified. There are details, both big and small that need to be accounted for in the planning process. Key tasks such as finding a venue can take weeks or even months. You have more than enough to worry about on your wedding day. Wedding planners like Luxe Events alleviate a good amount of the stress and time involved by acting on your behalf for time consuming activities such as arranging the caterer, negotiating venue pricing, and most importantly, building out your theme, decor and floral arrangements. Don’t believe the myths, hiring a wedding planner is an investment, but not out of reach. A good event planner will work within your budget to help you identify and support your actual needs. Just consider the time and tears saved by having an expert on your team!
Experience – This is one of the top benefits of hiring a wedding planner. They have the built-in relationships with venues and vendors to get you what you are looking for, in a faster amount of time and with valuable cost savings. With their expertise, they can manage all the details that you may miss. You can count on them to know things like how far in advance you must order your wedding dress, quirky details about seating at your venue, and handling last minute changes or cancellations with vendors.
So many questions can come up as you approach your wedding date. How do you travel with a wedding dress? What types of dresses work best for a beach wedding? How do wedding licenses work when you get married overseas? What time of the day should you get married for the perfect lighting background for photos? A wedding planner can help you figure all of this out!
Innovation – A wedding planner has the experience and creativity that can help your event reach its full potential. They can pull from their experience to help you come up with innovative designs, concepts, and activities that you may not have been able to do on your own. This is great especially for brides who are not sure about what they are looking for. A wedding planner can take any ideas you may have and turn them into a great concept that you will make your wedding day phenomenal!
Time and Money Saved on Rework – This is an interesting concept because most people see wedding planners as costing money. However, they can save you a lot of money as well. Having a wedding planner lessens the likelihood for excessive rework which can end up costing you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Stocking up on loads of DIY materials, to create that must-have item, that ends up looking completely different from what was shown t in that YouTube video you watched one thousand times, can cost you both money and time that you may not be able to afford. It is completely fine to do some things on your own to save money or feel more involved. However, a wedding planner will help you determine what is realistic to do and what you should delegate.
Wedding Day Support – If nothing else, you should absolutely invest in an event coordinator on the day of your wedding. This is your big day; your sole focus should be on this special moment and not on coordinating logistics. With a day of coordinator, you have someone who can run back home to get your veil, make sure your makeup artist arrives on time, that all vendors are paid and ensure that everything is in place and running on schedule. By making this investment you can truly enjoy being pampered and in the moment on your wedding day while someone else handles the details.
Okay so this all sounds good, but can you truly afford a wedding planner? Yes, you can! Often times, payment arrangements can be made, negotiating can be done by the planner to save on costs later down the line or you can pick and choose the services you can’t live without. Even having an expert help you come up with just the timeline & schedule, a budget, and a venue can take loads of stress out of planning your wedding.
Ultimately you should decide what is important to you and your fiancé, however, if you decide to make the investment in hiring a wedding planner, it will be well worth it. Go ahead and splurge for the “big I do”; you won’t regret it!