One of the things that often comes up in conversation at the beginning stages of wedding planning with our couples is the question of whether or not they really need a wedding planner. Some food for thought: most people don't go into planning their wedding with much (or any) event planning experience, and there are a lot of moving parts to consider when building your dream day. Here are just a few of the reasons you may want to consider adding a wedding planner to your vendor team:
A good planner can...
1) Help you realize your vision
Sometimes when couples are asked to describe their dream wedding, we get words like "rustic" or "classic" or "inviting" - which are all great descriptors, but a little bit lacking in precision. A great planner can take your ideas and tie them all together into a cohesive, unique design that reflects your wedding day vision. It's not always easy to construct tangible, physical expressions of emotions and feelings you'd like to evoke, but a pro can really help in that venture.
2) Be your Support System
Let's face it - we're in some difficult times right now. With constantly changing rules, regulations, and legal considerations, it's extremely helpful to have a seasoned professional on your side to help you sort out the real information from the what if's, and to have someone to hear your concerns. The great thing about a planner versus venting to a friend? They have the resources and know-how to take your concerns, feelings, and frustrations and implement plans and procedures to help ease the stress and worry.
3) Balance your Budget
The financial considerations for a wedding day can seem endless, but a wedding planner can help you assess your wants, needs, and goals to help you direct your dollars to the most impactful places. With tons of industry connections and a strong working knowledge of average cost of various items and services, a planner's goal is to maximize your budget and to build a vendor team that is a perfect fit for your day (and your bank account).
4) Build a "Day Of" Timeline
People REALLY underestimate the importance of a solid, well thought out timeline. Knowing who needs to be where and when makes everything about wedding day run more smoothly. A great wedding planner has intimate knowledge of most every aspect of the wedding industry, and as a result can guide you through the timing of everything in your day, from hair and makeup to a picture perfect sendoff.
5) Help You Find a Perfect Spot
Planners spend an incredible amount of time exploring, touring, and learning about all of the available local venues so that they can give you some great ideas that will fit your style, your vision, and your budget. With so many great new places popping up all over North Carolina, it's great to have a planner on your team who has all of those great connections so they can offer up some suggestions that maybe you haven't thought of!
6) Build your Vendor Dream Team
Part of a planner's expertise is knowing which vendors are awesome to work with and who will provide you the best services to implement your wedding day plan. Planners usually have a list of their favorite "go to" vendors that they have vetted for quality and integrity, so it takes much of the worry off of you and your soon to be spouse when selecting your vendors.
7) Be There For You on the Day Of
Having a point person on your wedding day, especially now in the era of smaller events, is a huge load off of everyone's shoulders. Instead of having to worry about the guests and all of the details yourself, you have someone who can be the "go to" person for all of your vendors & guests, so you spend less time sorting out minor details and more time enjoying your guests and your new spouse!
Wedding planning is serious business, and having a professional to help in all of your planning needs can take tons off of your busy mind! Looking for recommendations for an amazing organization & design guru? We know some people who might be a good fit for you! Contact us by clicking the button below to talk weddings, photography, and more.
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