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10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner?

YONGKY SUHANDA

Event Director

1. Make sure everything to be perfect

A wedding planner has organised a wedding hundreds times, and practice comes perfection. They know the right people to talk to, how to get the best prices, and how to ensure that every single detail is prepared for your big day.

2. Stick on budget

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.

3. Avoid costly mistakes and negotiate deals with your suppliers

A wedding planner know what should and shouldn’t be in contracts and know how much things should cost. In addition to helping couples with their budget and supervising sticky details like legal contracts, the most important perk of a planner.

“Beware of little expenses;
a small leak will sink a great ship.”

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

4. Planners can keep things stress-free

You do not want to turn into a neurotic Bridezilla who can’t sleep, can’t eat, can’t work and is constantly stressing about how much work there is to be done. Since it’s our job, a wedding planner has time and the skills to deal with everything on your behalf. All you have to worry about is taking care of yourself and enjoying your engagement period.

5. Finding suppliers and trying to figure out who is trustworthy

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. Without a wedding planner, most couples base their decisions about vendors on online searches or recommendations from friends. While those tools are valuable, most professional wedding planners have extensive networks of vendors with whom they have worked closely, and whose work they can vouch for, so they can both set you up with great quality vendors as well as steer you away from vendors that wouldn’t be a great fit.

6. You don’t have time to plan a wedding

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.
A wedding planner will help you schedule meetings with vendors (or even attend the meetings for you!), pick out linens and invitations, and take care of the other tasks that you just don’t have time for.

7. Don’t worry about forgetting to plan

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.

8. You can’t be in two places at once

Many couples choose to have their ceremony and their reception in separate locations. Obviously a couple can’t be getting married at the ceremony venue while they are setting up their for reception at their reception venue at the same time.
Even weddings where the ceremony and reception are in the same location often need an extra set of hands to ensure that set-up of the event is done on time.

9. Mediator

A great planner / coordinator can act as a mediator when sticky family or relational situations pop up. Everyone knows that it is impossible to please everyone all the time, especially when it comes to planning your wedding. A planner is a neutral individual to whom it is safe to point to for direction. It is much easier to say to your soon to be mother-in-law.

10. You should be 100% present for your wedding day

Your wedding day happens once, and it can never be repeated. So, why not invest in someone who can free you from every responsibility other than drinking in every moment of that day? You’ve likely invested a great amount of time, energy and resources in your wedding, so you should get to enjoy it.

“Don’t worry about little things, everything was handle perfectly.”