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There’s a reason that some people are able to take on being a wedding planner as a full time job – there’s no denying that organising a wedding and having everything come together, seamlessly, is quite a challenge and very demanding.
Whilst, of course, you can manage planning your own wedding (so please don’t start freaking out if a wedding planner is out of your budget) hiring a professional wedding planner certainly does have some pretty massive pros.
An experienced wedding planner will have had the pleasure of organising and attending many, many weddings. Depending on how long they’ve been in the business, we could be talking about thousands! So any problem that arises on the day, or on the run up, that might knock a first-timer completely off kilter won’t faze a good wedding planner.
This is something that is seriously helpful, not only because they will hopefully be able to tackle whatever the problem is and fix it, but it will also help you, the couple, not totally lose it! Weddings can be overwhelming and issues that arise when you least expect it can seem like a much bigger deal than they actually are to the bride and groom. Having someone there who can manage the situation effectively is invaluable.
A Wedding Planner Knows What You Want
It may be a strange thought if you haven’t reached this stage already, but figuring out what you actually want your big day to be like is easier said than done. You may think that you’ve got everything you’re dreaming of planned out, but when it comes to making decisions, you may find it harder than you expected.
Not only can a wedding planner listen to you and then make fantastic suggestions that you’ll both love, they can also come up with ideas based on your preferences that you might not have even realised were a possibility. Having someone by your side who really knows all the ins and outs of how to plan a wedding can make for a really special event.
They’re Always Prepared
No matter what happens, a wedding planner worth their salt will always have a back up plan for any scenario. Whether that’s finding an alternative solution when your band doesn’t show up or dealing with unexpected weather related problems, you’ll know you’re in safe hands. Part of the job of being a wedding planner is to be prepared for all eventualities to ensure that your wedding day is perfect and they’ll do everything in their power to make it so.
They’ll Deal with Things That You Don’t Want To
Let’s face it – no one likes to be the one who has to chase up vendors or deal with a messy, crossed wires situation and even more so when you’re so determined for everything to be wonderful. Hiring a wedding planner takes the pressure off your shoulders, allowing you to purely relax and enjoy your special day. Forget about having to make last minute calls and decisions, your wedding planner will be on it!
No Lost Guests
If you’re having your ceremony at a different location to your reception venue, it can be a struggle getting everyone there together and in one piece. Even if you’ve hired the transport yourself, there is still the potential for it to go wrong if the driver goes to the wrong place (which really does happen!).
One way to fix this is to hire a vintage bus for all guests to board after the ceremony and have the wedding planner be on there too. You and your new spouse can make your way to the venue in whichever way you choose and the wedding planner can be in charge of making sure that everyone else gets there too.
It’s All About Contacts
Hiring a wedding planner can be expensive, it’s true, but amazingly there is actually the possibility that hiring the right one can save you money.
Not only will wedding planners know all the best deals out there, but they will quite often have relationships with plenty of vendors that they work with for numerous clients.
If this is the case, your wedding planner is very likely to get special discounts that you can take full advantage of!