You will find a lot of wedding checklists out there; and one of the first things on most of those lists is to hire a wedding planner. But why? Wedding planning is suppose to be fun, right, and not take too much time? Well, truth be told, planning a wedding has it’s not so glamorous moments and is more time consuming than you might think. When it comes to wedding planners, you can find an array of packages; from full wedding styling and planning to day of coordination, and many options in between. If you’re on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, or just trying to figure out why you should hire one, consider these 10 reasons:
10. Saves You Time
Even in the small Gunnison/Crested Butte area, in which Lucky Penny Event Planning is located, there are several wedding venues and vendors. Couples who are not working with a wedding planner will reach out to many of these suppliers to see which is the best fit for their event. A wedding planner has already done this for you. A good wedding planner will know who is the best fit for you and your budget. Not to mention a wedding planner has worked with these vendors and at the venues so you get the inside scoop on previous experiences.
9. Help You Stick To Your Budget
A wedding planner is like a financial adviser that specializes in weddings. They know the average cost of wedding items and what percentages of your budget should go to each. A wedding planner will be able to help you create a budget and stick to it.
8. Offers Advice
You’re going to have ideas, lots and lots of ideas. Some of those ideas will be good and some bad. Who better to run an idea by than a wedding planner? The answer from a wedding planner will be unbiased, based on experience and not have emotion behind the idea attached to it.
7. Creates Schedules
A smoothly executed wedding has been well thought out. And I don’t mean the napkin is the same shade of purple as the bridesmaids sash. A smoothly executed wedding has a detailed schedule running behind the scenes. A wedding planner puts that schedule together, from start to finish. It’s common for a wedding planner to create multiple schedules; one for the wedding party, parents and grandparents, another for the bride and a third for themselves that includes every detail.
6. Venue Coordinators Don’t Do The Same Thing As A Wedding Planner
If your venue includes a venue coordinator, that’s great, and they will be very helpful when it comes to venue logistics. But they will not do the same things a wedding planner does. A planner’s responsibility extends beyond venue details.
5. They Are Creative
Wedding Planners often have a creative eye. If you’re stumped on decorations, or have multiple ideas that just aren’t meshing, a wedding planner can help create a wedding day vibe that is you.
4. Allows You To Relax And Enjoy The Planning Process
Of course a wedding planner is there to help you relax, but not just the day of the wedding. It will be so relieving to hand over the day of responsibilities to someone you trust and have talked through every little detail with. We’ve got your back.
3. Keeps You On Task
Wedding checklists are overwhelming, page upon page of little boxes. A wedding planner knows that checklist like the back of their hand. One the major responsibilities of a wedding planner is to make sure nothing is overlooked or forgotten. You can be rest assured with a wedding planner that nothing unexpected pops up the day of because of poor planning.
2. Takes Care Of The Crises
Hopefully your wedding day will be crisis free; but if something should pop up, with a wedding planner on hand it will be their responsibility to handle it, not yours. Your job is to enjoy your day.
1. Will Be The Go-To Person
Think about all the vendors involved in one wedding. Then add the wedding party. And Family. That makes for a lot of people with, potentially, a lot of questions. With a wedding planner, a bride and groom can instruct everyone to simply ask the wedding planner.