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Five Reason to Hire a Wedding Planner

August 4, 2013

A wedding planner is a professional consultant who will help you with most (if not all) of the tasks involved in planning for your special day. From vendors, decor, etiquette and even the smallest of details, a planner has the skills and contacts necessary to make your day come together seamlessly.

Is a wedding planner right for you? If you fit into one of these five categories of brides, then the answer may be yes.

1. You Get Easily Stressed

Does the thought of planning a wedding stress you out? Sure, there are a lot of details and things to think about, but planning a wedding should be fun! Having a wedding planner can ease the stress that you may feel during the planning process. A wedding planner will help you keep a timeline, stick to your budget and do the not so fun jobs so you can spend your time having bridal showers and bachelorette parties. This is the time you should be having the time of your life! After all, planning your wedding (and enjoying it) should be the # 1 priority on your to-do list.

2: Planning a Wedding is Not your Thing

You just aren't the kind of girl who' gets all excited and “gushy” about picking the right shade of linens for the reception or choosing the right favors and centerpieces. That’s not your thing!

That's OK! Your wedding planner will take these things off your hands that you're not interested in doing yourself. Your planner will get to know your likes and dislikes and personal style so the wedding is tailored around your personality from the start. It is the ultimate goal of your wedding planner to insure that you are having fun while organizing your wedding. So, let your planner take care of the details so you can truly enjoy your engagement.

3: You Have a Smal Budget

Trying to plan a wedding on a small budget? Although it seems like hiring a wedding planner is counterintuitive, it will actually help you save money in the long run.

Your wedding planner will work with you to set a budget and then help you stick to it, stretching your wedding dollars as far as it will go. By understanding what'smost important to you, a wedding planner can also help you determine what items can be cut from the budget so you can afford to get what you may really want. Because most wedding planners have developed special relationships with vendors, they can get you the best deals available and you will also have the peace of mind that you are working with vendors that are reliable.

If you can't afford to hire a planner to help you during the entire process, you may want to consider bringing one in halfway through your planning process or even just the day-of. This way, you can still benefit from the services of a wedding planner without the total expense.

4: You are planning a Destination Wedding

If you are planning an out-of-town or destination wedding, hiring a wedding planner can be an invaluble resource. If you are miles or time zones away from the location, it'll be helpful to hire someone who's familiar with the area as well as local vendors and venues.

An experienced wedding planner will also be able to represent you at meetings with your vendors before the big day. She will have the knowledge of the area to organize all of the details you'll need to cover for your guests, such as hotel accommodations, welcome baskets, maps and directions, and a list of fun things for them to do during their downtime.

5: You're Just Too Busy

Do you have a job that requires a lot of your time? Or do you just have a lot on your plate in general? A wedding planner will help you schedule meetings with vendors (or even attend the meetings for you!), pick out linens and invitations, and take care of the other tasks that you just don't have time for.

Since wedding planners are professionals, they know the industry much better than the average person. With that in mind, they know exactly where to go to get the services and products that you want, which will cut down on the time you spend searching for what you like.




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