Even the most capable, organized, and energetic couple can easily become overwhelmed by pre-wedding planning. Hiring a wedding planner does not mean you relinquish the design or planning decisions for your wedding day, it just means you have a professional on your side who can help best execute your vision and allows you to focus on and enjoy all the fun aspects of planning and engagement season. Here are 5 reasons why it’s so important to hire a planner to help you enjoy your wedding day:
- Vendor Access and Communication
Your professional wedding planner has experience working with vendors in your area. They can suggest and recommend against vendors based on their experience. What’s more, when it comes to communicating with your vendors about all the nitty gritty details of your day, a good planner takes care of everything! This means you don’t have to send out 15 emails about your final guest count, timeline, etc. Instead, you channel all communication to your planner, and they handle the rest! A great planner can save you major money by helping identify the perfect blend of vendors who can handle your particular needs. (I.e. a caterer who can also handle renting and setting linens, a florist who is also a fantastic spacial designer and has rental items to support your vision, etc)
- When Road Bumps Arise…
Anyone in the event industry knows that no event, no matter how perfectly planned, goes off without a hitch. But you should never have to hear about how the DJs table broke, the caterer is running 15 minutes late, or someone forgot the cake cutter! Let your planner deal with all the little details on day of, so you can enjoy all the beautiful parts of your day, and never need to worry about some of the inevitable chaos behind the scenes.
- Let Your Family & Friends Enjoy the Party
Having dinner at your house is one thing – friends may help set up and clean up a 10 person party. When it comes to your wedding day, however, you’ll want everyone in the moment, looking their best, and enjoying the party! Many provide pack-up services and other offerings that prevent your guests from ever having to leave celebration mode. Love this!
- Everything You Haven’t Thought of
No online list or resource is as valuable as having a great planner on your team – one who knows you and your fiance, your likes and dislikes, and the dynamic of your day.. Rest easy knowing you haven’t forgotten a thing – because a good planner hasn’t! There’s a reason they chose this line of work – they can ensure you enjoy your wedding day to the fullest, and not one thing is overlooked. You should be celebrating with your loved ones, and dancing the night away after your I do’s. Let the planner handle all the rest.
- Keeping Your Ducks in a Row
Good planners will keep counter-signed contracts organized, assist with identifying and staying within your budget, stay on top of payment dates, and keep track of all your miscellaneous due dates and calendar reminders. Many planners offer not only a “day-of” service (which realistically starts a month or two out) along with a full service package, where they’re with you for the entirety of your planning process.
We have a few absolute favorite planners we have to mention here. They’ve all worked at The Sixpence, either or both with our couples or for our Sixpence-hosted events, and, well, we just love them!
Thoughtfully Designed – thoughtfullydesignedco.com
London Bloom – londonbloomweddings.com
Creating Joyful Moments – cjmweddings.com
Lori Anne Events – lorianneevents.com
Ultimately, what’s important to you is important to us, and we think a great planner should make you feel the same way! When your special day rolls around, your focus should be on enjoying the celebration, feeling surrounded by the love of your friends and family, and basking in the joy of being a newlywed. Hire a great planner to guarantee a stress-free experience, we promise it’s so worth it.
Did we forget anyone? If you have an incredible planner you think we should be in touch with, let us know! Drop us a comment or shoot us a message firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sixpence team