While we think the benefits of hiring a wedding planner are quite obvious, we realize that some of you may still need a little bit of convincing. If you are on the fence about working with a professional wedding planner or aren’t sure if it’s a worthy investment, this list just might help you make up your mind. There are tons of advantages to working with a wedding planner, but here are just a few!
1.) They’ll keep you on track and your budget in check.
Wedding planners know when your florist needs to be hired and they’ll be able to tell you if you can really afford those upgraded chairs you’ve been eyeing. One of the biggest advantages of working with a wedding planner is that they will keep you organized, making sure you are doing what you need to do when you need to do it, all while ensuring you don’t exceed your wedding budget.
2.) You’ll have an advocate in your corner.
Your wedding planner is hired by you to have your back throughout the planning process, and especially on the day of your wedding. No matter what your future MIL is pressuring you to do or what your sister said she did at her wedding, your planner will always have your best interests and big day wishes in mind!
3.) They can take a lot of responsibilities off your plate.
Teamwork makes the dream work, right? The secret to a highly successful wedding is to delegate, delegate, delegate. Planning, designing, and executing a flawless party truly takes a village; there is simply too much to do to take it all on yourself. Depending on your package, a wedding planner can manage a lot of the most time-consuming responsibilities, freeing you up to actually enjoy your engagement.
4.) They can offer new ideas.
Want to wow your guests with something they’ve never seen before? Hoping to put your own unique spin on an age-old wedding tradition but not sure how to do it? Wedding planners thrive on being creative and will help you think outside the box when it comes to those extra special touches that will make your celebration memorable and personalized.
5.) You’ll have someone to read the fine print.
You should have a signed contract with each and every single wedding vendor that you hire. But the truth of the matter is that you likely aren’t even reading those contracts before signing them, are we right? A wedding planner can help you make sense of force majeure clauses, cancellation policies, and any other fine print that will be important for you to understand before you agree to it.
6.) They’ll bring your vision to life.
Maybe you know exactly what you want your wedding to look like but don’t know quite how to make it happen. Or maybe you have a thousand ideas but no idea how to make them all work together. Either way, your wedding planner can help make sense of whatever’s in your head and on your Pinterest board(s) in a way that is cohesive and stylish.
7.) They are a non-judgmental sounding board.
Weddings are emotionally charged events with everyone from your fiance to your grandmother having their own special requests and thoughts on how the day “should” go or look like. However, planners are in a very unique position where they can remain neutral while still offering expert advice. If you and your fiance can’t come to an agreement about something, or if your family is pressuring you to do something you don’t really want to do, your wedding planner can offer their non-biased opinion. Additionally, at times when your friends and family may tire of hearing all of your wedding talk, your planner will certainly lend a ear as they live for those types of conversations!
8.) You can reap the benefits of their vendor relationships.
Wedding planners work hard to cultivate great working relationships with other wedding professionals. They know who to call on for just about anything, and they know which vendors are going to be the best fits for any couple’s particular style or wedding vision. The good rapport they have built with other vendors can trickle down and work in your favor.
9.) They have knowledge of religious protocol and cultural rituals.
What is the correct order for the procession at a Catholic wedding ceremony? When does the couple sign their ketubah? How exactly is a hand-fasting ceremony done? Who gives a toast first – the maid of honor or the best man? How do you cut a wedding cake? The good news is that you don’t need to know the answers to any of these questions because your wedding planner likely will and can help guide you!
10.) You’ll have a professional problem-solver on your team.
Whether it’s fixing a broken zipper on a bridesmaid’s dress or making a run to the liquor store when your BYOB wedding runs out of alcohol, wedding planners are used to putting out fires. And your celebration is going to have plenty of them. Some will be big and some will be small, but they’ll all be solved thanks to their years of experience and ability to stay cool under pressure.
11.) They will ease the stress of planning.
Not only can planning a wedding quickly become a full time job, but with a seemingly endless to-do list and an infinite amount of decisions to make, it can be an incredibly stressful one too. Outsourcing some of the most pain-staking parts of planning, such as vendor research, contract negotiation, and design, to a planner can ease some of your wedding planning woes, allowing you to enjoy the process much more.
12.) They’ll be the point of contact on the big day.
You don’t need to be bothered when the limo driver needs directions to the hotel or when a groomsmen needs help sewing on a button that has popped up. Any and all questions or issues that arise on your wedding day should be diverted to your planner. They’ll be so quick to put out any big day fires that guests won’t even realize something has gone awry – and more importantly, neither will you.
13.) You’ll get to be a guest at your own wedding.
On your wedding day, you should not be moving tables or unpacking boxes or worrying about whether or not the flowers have been delivered. You should be sipping champs, getting pampered, and enjoying yourself every single minute. Hiring a wedding planner allows you to sit back and relax, knowing that a highly skilled professional is in charge of all of the tiny little details (and the big ones too!).