August 1, 2019
Wedding planners know the ins and outs of the industry better than anyone else, so the fact that they’ve done this dozens of times is already a leg up! They don’t have to spend hours upon hours researching because they already know exactly what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. This can also mean that even if you want to do the planning part by yourself, they can provide you with contacts for you to reach out to instead of spending days searching for the right vendors. Your planner is likely to know the local vendors whose styles will match your vision.
Wedding planners are here to help you stay in your budget, not blowing it out of the water. They will only show you the best options that give you the most bang for your buck. Instead of spending an extra $3,000 more than you intended on a venue because you saw their website and just had to have it, a wedding planner will help guide you to more affordable options that don’t break the bank.
Your planner is going to fight for you. No, not physically, but they will do their best to make sure you are getting what you have requested and for the same price you have requested it at. Sometimes this even comes before the price is finalized! While you’ll have to talk to each wedding planner on their opinion, some work to get you the lowest price or at a discounted rate without you losing out on the quality of that package. Either way, they are going to have your back for the vision you see for your wedding day!
Your planner is actually always thinking about everything that can go wrong! Will your seating plan fit in the hall? What happens if the venue hasn’t set out enough chairs? Who should you talk to if your crab puff appetizers need 30 more minutes in the oven? A planner thinks of all these things in advance to be ready for them on the day of! Plus, they deal with the ugly stuff on the actual day. Did the portable toilets run out of toilet paper? Is an intoxicated guest causing trouble? Instead of having to ask your mom to take care of it, or worse, you having to go handle it yourself, your planner will be there to save the day, so you can just sit back and spend time with your loved ones.
Planners also make sure to keep the event running on time. It seems like a simple task, but it sure means a lot when a bride or groom doesn’t have to tell the DJ to play a certain song or cut off a speech that has gone far past the allotted time slot. A time-keeper is crucial to the day, so even if you don’t have a planner or coordinator, consider having a bridesmaid or groomsman fill that role to keep everything on pace for the schedule you or the venue has set.