Congratulations you are engaged, do you need to hire a wedding planner? You are planning your wedding and after talking to friends you feel like, hey I can do this all by myself. Yes, you possibly could plan this wedding all by yourself but let’s be 100% honest, planning a wedding is a full-time job. This is nothing like planning a birthday party for yourself or your best friend. This is an event that only happens once, and it is a big orchestrated celebration from vendors, to decore followed by RSVPs and catering. It’s your wedding day and you should enjoy every bit of the process.
Planning a Wedding is a full-time Job let’s hire a wedding planner!
Now don’t get overwhelmed this is where you reach out and start looking for a wedding planner, you have booked your venue but what’s next. How do you find great vendors in your budget who will bring your vision to life?
Start with your venue ask them if they have a list of wedding planners that they have worked with. Now your venue may tell you they have an in-house coordinator that will help you. Well, the in-house coordinator will be there for you during rehearsal and the day of, but they will not help you book your vendors, plan your budget and coordinate everything for you. On-site/in-house coordinators are there specifically for the venue. This is why it is important to hire a wedding planner they have a list of vendors in your budget to work with.
Do your research and check their reviews. It is important for you to know if they have planned weddings before and those they have planned that the couples have given glowing reviews. You also want to set up a time to chat with them via the phone or in person. Here’s the thing when you are booking a vendor they are becoming apart of your day/ apart of your family. It is so important that they not only understand your vision but that you also mesh well as you all will be spending a lot of time together.
Do you have a backup plan?
This is one of the main reasons you need to hire a wedding planner. You need to have a plan A, B, and C when planning a wedding. If you are having an outdoor or an indoor wedding you need to have a backup plan, there are a lot of things that come up while planning a wedding. There are a lot of things that if you have not planned a wedding before you do not know how to prepare for. Your wedding planner will have everything planned for you they will save the day.
Wedding planners are here to make your wedding stressfree and seamless, they are your wedding day BFF’s. Hiring a wedding planner is never really a question of should you, it is a question of who to hire. We understand if hiring a full-service wedding planner is not in your budget. Take a moment and speak to a planner and speak to them about all they have to offer. Most planners offer several packages, full-service, partial service and month of planning services. Figure out what works within your budget after speaking with them. Remember this is your time and you want to enjoy the planning stages you are preparing for a marriage and the wedding is just the beginning of a lifetime together.