8 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner 

So you’re engaged! Huge congratulations, this really is such a magical time for you both. Firstly, enjoy this special time! Take a few weeks to really indulge in all of the celebrations that come with being newly engaged: the parties and celebratory get-togethers with loved ones; the many champagne toasts to your long and happy future; the time spent looking at bridal magazines and browsing Pinterest for dreamy inspiration. Once you have really taken time out to enjoy your newly engaged bubble, then it is time to start thinking about the nitty gritty details of planning your wedding. Whether you’re engaged for 6 months or 2 years, the time leading up to your wedding should be enjoyable and stress-free and that’s where a wedding planner can help. Below I have listed 8 reasons why you might like to think about hiring a wedding planner. 

Reason number 1: Time 

Planning your wedding will most likely take over a substantial amount of your time – it may be all that you think about for the best part of a year. Wedding planners can spend anywhere between 150 – 250 hours on each wedding, for example, they help to produce your design concept, source suppliers, provide schedules, keep you within budget, track guest RSVPs and much more. This equates to a lot of time that you could be saving and allows you to focus on the fun and enjoyable parts of being engaged. 

Reason number 2: Organisation 

You can be sure that your wedding day and the lead up to it will run like clockwork with a wedding planner on board. It goes without saying that wedding planners are exceptionally organised and love ticking off their to-do list – they will ensure that every little detail is thought of and will provide templates for everything you need in the run up to your big day. These might include: a timeline, payment schedules, guest RSVP tracking, speech order, floorplans, photo checklist, wedding day schedule and more. 

Reason number 3: Knowledge 

Wedding planners have the experience and the knowledge of the wedding industry that is vital to ensuring a smooth wedding day. If you’re unsure of how a wedding day typically runs or don’t know when you should be thinking about sending your save the dates or invites, a wedding planner will be able to provide advice and guidance along the way. They will also be able to think on the spot and professionally deal with any problems that may arise, either during the lead up or on the day itself. 

Reason number 4: Recommended suppliers 

Along with knowledge of the industry, wedding planners know the most trusted suppliers so you don’t have to spend hours researching for a florist or a cake maker. Your wedding planner will also take the time getting to know you as a couple and will only match you with the suppliers who they feel will complement your personalities. 

Reason number 5: Budgeting 

Budgeting for your wedding day is one of the things that can create the most stress, but wedding planners are there to alleviate that pressure. They will track your budget throughout your planning journey as well as negotiate on your behalf and secure the best value for money, so that you can be sure you are sticking to your budget along the way. 

Reason number 6: Legalities 

A wedding planner will take care of all the details that may be considered “less enjoyable” when it comes to planning a wedding – think reading through contracts, proposals and quotes and checking the legalities within. This will not only save you time, but could also save you money as well. 

Reason number 7: Styling 

As part of their service, wedding planners will offer styling advice which will include creating a mood board that captures all elements of your design concept. Your wedding should be unique to you and a wedding planner will be sure to incorporate all of the little details that tell your love story throughout the style of your wedding. You can also trust that they will communicate your vision to all your suppliers so that everyone is on the same page. 

Reason number 8: Friendly support 

Last but not least, your wedding planner will be a friend to you throughout the entire planning process, they will be a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on and there to provide advice and support should difficulties arise. Not only this, but they will make the planning fun and enjoyable as let’s not forget, this is one of the most exciting times of your lives and one that should be celebrated – your wedding planner will help to make sure this is the case! 

Hopefully, you have found this blog useful and can now better understand why hiring a wedding planner might be helpful. If you feel you would like the support and guidance that a wedding planner can offer, then please head over to my Services page and don’t hesitate to get in touch to arrange a complimentary initial consultation – I would love to hear from you.  

Wishing you the best of luck for your wedding planning. 

Lydia x