The Benefits of Using a Wedding Planner
In previous years, the idea of hiring a wedding planner was preposterous unless you were from the moneyed set. This is not so anymore and we have the increasing awareness of brides everywhere about the hassles, hustle and bustle of planning a wedding from the ceremony to the reception, not to mention their busy lifestyles and substantial bank accounts.
What is a wedding planner? This is an event specialist – usually a woman although men are now also making their presence felt in the industry – who provides professional assistance and guidance to soon-to-be-wedded couples on matters related to the wedding itself. Keep in mind that her services only extend to matters relevant to invitations and table placements, favors, food and drinks, venue and decorations, among other ideas, not to matters of the heart like cold feet.
Tap Into a Wealth of Connections and Creative Ideas
The best wedding planner in the business has a wealth of professional and personal connections with reliable manufacturers, vendors and providers that couples can tap into.
With such connections, you can easily choose the best products and services that suit your needs and wants in these commodities. In contrast, planning your wedding on your own can be difficult with the added dimension of choosing the most reliable suppliers.
With a wedding planner on board, you have a competent, compassionate and creative professional to discuss themes, ideas and concepts with for your big day.
Think of it this way: You may have a general idea of what your wedding should look like but you have no idea how to make it a reality; this is where your wedding planner with her eye for details comes in.
Delegate the Nitty-Gritty Details
Wedding planning is a full-time job, no doubt about it. There’s so little time and yet so many things to do, so many things to learn and so many people to meet! Issues, both big and small, just seem to crop up at any moment so much so that soon-to-be-brides are exhausted, physically and mentally. Many relationships suffer from the stress of wedding planning, thus, the cold feet, the cancelled weddings, and the failed marriages so soon after the wedding.
With a wedding planner to take care of the nitty-gritty details of planning both the ceremony and the reception, the soon-to-be bride and groom can focus on the more important things in their lives. You can spend more time together as a couple instead of sweating over the small stuff of your upcoming nuptials as well as spend more time with your family and friends. Let your wedding planner troubleshoot the issues, deal with the suppliers, and generally just oversee the affair while you give your final approval.
As many a bride says, “I was not aware that there were major problems before, during and after the wedding – and I liked it that way!” After all, you must appear radiant, beautiful and happy on your wedding day – let your wedding coordinator shoulder majority of the hassles, hustle and bustle connected with it.
Save on Wedding Costs
save on wedding costs
Of course, you may think that hiring a wedding planner will only add costs, not save on costs. Au contraire!
Since wedding coordinators know the ins and outs of the industry, know the most cost-effective suppliers, and know negotiation skills, you will actually be saving wads of money.
In the end, a wedding planner means lower risks for disappointments, mishaps and headaches on your big day. What bride will not want that for her big day?