They say first comes love, then comes marriage. But in between those two comes the age-old question “Where do I begin?” for brides-to-be Organizing a wedding can be a stressful process, especially with all these perfectly curated Pinterest boards, the many different styles and venues, not to mention finding the one: the perfect wedding dress! Brides often feel overwhelmed and stressed-out, especially when planning a wedding is combined with life’s everyday fret. For some brides-to-be hiring a wedding planner is a no brainer, yet some find themselves not sure if it is worth the splurging.
We have rounded up our top 5 reasons why a bride needs a pro by her side to make her wedding planning seem easy-peasy (it’s not, refer to reason 1)
1. Expert knowledge from the inside
Numero uno! The most important reason to hire wedding planners is their expertise and that is what makes them a key investment for every couple. They know the wedding market inside-out, from all the gown designers to the best florists that will create the bouquet of your dreams. You will soon realize that wedding planning is not just about picking the centerpieces and a D.J to get the party started. It is actually a series of things-to- do, people to meet and places to visit. Planners were born to multi-task. Seriously. They will juggle multiple roles during the process, from taking care of all the logistics to being your financial advisor.
2. Wedding planners can help you come up with a budget and most importantly stick to it
Speaking of finances, bear in mind that planners can actually help you save money. Yes, they do work for a fee and some dread what that fee might be, nonetheless they will help you manage your finances and invest in what is really important. They are also excellent negotiators and have personal relationships with all the vendors and that might give them an edge in scoring better prices or throwing a few freebies in the deal.
3. Wave goodbye to all the stress
Having a wedding planner is like having a massage after a long day; It takes the weight off. You might think you have it all under control, but the truth is wedding planning for most is unknown territory, and that comes with sweaty palms and long Asana lists. No need to undergo this stress, especially when you need to be your most radiant self. Wedding planners to the rescue!
4. They know how to bring your vision to life
If you have scrolled down some impeccable weddings on Instagram for inspo, spotted gorgeous deckle-edge stationery, created a gazillion boards on Pinterest and now you have no idea how to tie all these together or even source them, then you should really consider a pro. Planners know how to extract information from you and then turn them into your very own board, a perfectly curated sum of everything you dreamed of for your wedding day. Then, they will turn this board into reality and have the time to go after every little obscure detail, ensuring the end result is perfect.
Hopefully you won’t need any, but planners are excellent wedding problem solvers and that comes from their real-life expertise. They know how to fix unpredictable situations and they do it in such an elegant manner, your guests won’t even notice.
Words by Maria Repouskou