Why Hire a Wedding Planner?

November 16, 2018

Wedding Planning Tips

When it comes to hiring a wedding planner, there are many questions that couples are suddenly faced with. Do we really need the extra help? Is it something we can afford? What can they offer us that we can’t do ourselves?

As wedding planner myself, I am always keen to debunk the myths and talk openly about the real value in hiring a planner. Here are 6 reasons why I might just be able to help you.

It will save you time

We all lead busy lives, but from my experience things often all seem to happen at once in the run up to your wedding. I once had a bride who moved house, got a promotion at work AND got married all in the space of a few weeks!

Weddings take, on average, between 200-300 hours to plan, so hiring a wedding planner to take on the bulk of your wedding plans will save you and your fiancé valuable time, leaving you to relax and enjoy your engagement!

You can rely on your planner’s supplier relationships

The chances are your wedding planner will have spent years building up a trusted network of suppliers to recommend to their couples. When you choose your wedding planner, you gain access not only to them, but to their contacts too.

Your wedding planner also wants your wedding day to run as smoothly as possible, so they will only suggest to you industry-leading suppliers that they know will deliver an exceptional service.

Your planner will manage the stress so that you don’t have to

The run up to your wedding day shouldn’t be stressful. By hiring a wedding planner, you can hand any of the stressful elements of wedding planning over to them – and still enjoy all of the fun parts of planning!

What’s more, by having a wedding planner coordinate your wedding day itself, you can relax knowing that your suppliers are organised, any room turnarounds are under control, your guests are happy and all of the other aspects to your day are being managed.

You have a constant support system

It’s easy to get caught up in everything wedding related during your engagement, but it’s so important that you don’t allow it to completely consume your relationships.

It is quite literally your wedding planner’s job to be available to support you with anything you need during the run up to the big day, so you can always rely on them to be there for any questions, wobbles or advice.

It could save you money

Wedding planners are often overlooked as an expensive luxury, but they could actually end up saving you money.

One of the most pivotal parts of our role is managing your budget, and checking that you’re not spending more than you need to or buying something that isn’t necessary for your day. A wedding planner will also be able to negotiate on your behalf and apportion your budget in a way that will have the biggest impact.

Yes, hiring a wedding planner is an added cost, but consider the value that they could give you in return.

Your planner will give you innovative (yet attainable) ideas

When it comes to design, wedding planners love to flex their creative muscles and come up with something innovative and extraordinary. However, they also know what’s attainable.

Thanks to the likes of Pinterest and Instagram, it’s easy to get carried away when brainstorming ideas for the design of your wedding, but you can rely on your wedding planner to hone in on what you are really looking for, and make it work for your style, venue and budget.

To read more about the wedding planning services I offer, click here, or get in touch today to discuss how I can help with the planning of your wedding day.

Images by Charlotte Bryer Ash Photography