If our past experience is anything to go by, you – as the bride – are either ready to hire a wedding planner or, you’re thinking of starting your own event planning business – that’s how good you think you’ve become at this “planning stuff”.
When you think you need professionals to look after every key detail that goes into planning and executing a wedding of your dreams, it’s a no-brainer to hire a planner. But what if you think you’ve got it all under control and no pros are necessary? Is it really worth it to spend thousands of dollars on an event planner?
Yes. A planner can transform the whole planning process and make it much more fun. How? Because they take your vision, and your dreams, and do all the back-breaking hard work that it takes to bring it to life.
Stretching Your Budget Made Easy:
A wedding planner has experience in working with all the budgets and constraints that you can ever imagine. Hiring a planner actually saves you money as they know how to stretch your budget so that you get maximum returns.
Also, these people KNOW things; with their insider’s knowledge, and previous work experience, event planners can save you a bunch of money and time. Their contact with vendors – florists, musicians, caterers, even the lighting guys – is something that comes handy in your wedding budget planning.
Perfect Coordination behind the Scenes:
Perhaps the biggest benefit you get out of hiring an expert is they are focused on only YOUR wedding. You can have vendors who are busy tackling one wedding a day, and their main focus is always going to be ‘just getting the job done’.
While a planner knows that her job is to bring your vision to life while following the track that you laid out while planning. A planner makes it really smooth to transition from planning-on-paper to walking-down-the-aisle; she fights for your vision. It’s making sure that you get an outdoor garden wedding you’ve always dreamed about even though it’s raining.
A Stress-free Bride is a Happy One:
It may sound surprising to the brides (and the grooms) that a vendor would rather communicate with a planner than with a bride or groom for last minute details and confirmations. Why? Because they are actually afraid of hassling the soon-to-be-married couple that’s bound to be already stressed out.
Here’s the deal: no matter how hard you try, the wedding jitters, and stress gets to you. It does. And when that happens, what would you want to do? Go over the final decisions and check in with each vendor, or take a relaxing break at the spa?
Getting the Worth:
Forgive us for sounding like a broken record, but we just can’t stress enough on the beautiful…and lucrative relationship that a planner shares with the vendors. You see, they are repeat business. While YOU are not.
6 out of 10 times it so happens that the final result still needs a quick do-over, a finishing touch, if you will. For example, it’s the wedding day and the lighting guy is setting up his stuff and you don’t like what he’s brought. A planner, always, knows what to do in such situations. She will have the guy bring in extra lighting and she will make sure that you don’t pay one extra penny for it.
The Flipping Business:
More power to you if you manage to hire an in-house planner that’s provided by the venue. If your wedding day celebrations require you to flip the ceremony space into a reception party within a couple of hours, a planner knows exactly how to handle that without flipping you out. She, with her vendors, knows the place inside out and can determine how to transform the space in minimum possible time. Maybe you’re still not convinced on hiring a planner for all the events that make up for your big wedding celebration. In that case hiring an in-house planner that coordinates the whole wedding ceremony is quite doable.
We understand if you are an event organizer, or your friend is a designer, or your father is good with the spreadsheets. But pulling off a high-end wedding within a minimum budget is something only a planner can establish.