Categories Blog Wedding Planner Why hire a Wedding Planner? Author Ary Iturralde3 Comments on Why hire a Wedding Planner? The Planning process is One of the Most Spectacular Journeys of Decisions and Selections that you can Enjoy and remember forever as the “Behind the Scenes” of your Unforgettable Wedding, but Planning a Wedding is not the romantic experience one expects it to be. There are many details to take care of, meddling family and friends might drive you crazy and vendors can be a source of drama. Contrary to what most of the Future Brides think, hire a Wedding Planner doesn’t mean outsourcing your entire wedding; a wedding planner only handles what you want them to (support at the start to get you on the right track, on-the-day coordination only, or indeed the whole shebang) so won’t take over and choose your final bouquet design for you. So if do you want to drive your wedding planning, you can focus on the fun parts… and leave the boring bits to a Professional! If you think wedding planners are only a privilege the some people can afford, think again. Take a look of this 5 reasons before to take a decision: Reason #1. TIME Planning a wedding takes a lot of time, even more if you do everything yourself. Having a wedding planner is like having a personal assistant whose sole responsibility is doing all the running around for your wedding. It’s daunting to know how many suppliers are out there (and how many people it takes to make a wedding a success). Knowing who to trust and who is right for you is one of the hardest tasks of planning a wedding. Once you find a great wedding planner however, the rest is much easier. They can recommend suppliers they’ve worked with before and know how to get the best prices, and the best results, from them. “Even if we have to use a new supplier, we know how to find the best one for your style and price.” Reason #2. MONEY SAVER Money is one of the hardest aspects of planning your wedding. Who’s paying, how much, when is your bill due and how do you ensure you don’t spend too much of it? A wedding planner is like a financial adviser or an accountant who specialises in weddings. They know how much things should cost, roughly what percentage of your budget will be spent in each area, whether, and when payments will need to be made in order to secure services or products. A wedding planner goes beyond any tasks of a Wedding Coordinator could offers you, the Wedding Planner will help you manage your budget, mediate disputes with your family, tell you what flowers are in season on your wedding date, take you to meet the other suppliers, research prices, and anything else you wish. Reason #3. CREATIVE DESIGNER / WEDDING DESIGNER A wedding planner/designer can help you define the look, style, mood and emotions you want to create. No matter whether you know exactly what you want, have a vague idea, or no idea at all. They know the latest trends and are inspired daily by other brides, suppliers and the industry. They can visualise what will work in your venue and know how to bring your desired mood to life. Reason #4. PRODUCTION & TIMELINE It takes a lot of time and hard work to pull a wedding together perfectly. A wedding planner has organised a wedding a hundred times, and with practice comes perfection. They know the right people to talk to, how to get the best prices, what should (and shouldn’t) be in a contract, and how to ensure that every single detail is prepared for your big day. Wedding checklists can be pages long, so it’s no surprise if you’re worried about forgetting something. Luckily a planner knows what needs to be done like the back of their hand! They will keep track of all your deadlines and remind you when things need to be done and decided on. Nothing will ever be missed, and there’s no danger that something won’t turn up on the day because of poor preparation. Reason #5. FREE STRESS Planning a destination wedding has it’s pros, but it’s hard to organise suppliers that you’ve never met or imagine a space you’ve never seen in person. A wedding planner with experience in organising abroad weddings has a trick or two up their sleeve for getting the job done the way you want. “The truth is, planning a wedding takes a lot of time, energy, emotions and focus,” says Ary. “Sure, some bits of it are fun and exciting, but then there’s the endless research, details to remember, payments to make and so on which aren’t so much fun but are very necessary. Using one of our wedding planners means you’re in control. It’s definitely your day, your way, but you have a specialist working on your behalf to do the legwork, reduce your stress and ensure every detail is your kind of perfect.” Find Planners & Consultants from our list of suppliers to help take the stress out of planning your wedding. Warmly, A.