You may not be able to plan the
wedding of your dreams all by yourself.
You are going to need help!”
Many newly engaged couples are initially excited and motivated when it comes to planning their wedding.
It’s new! It’s exciting. There’s so many things to do!
Suddenly, it’s just weeks before the wedding date, and the couple is panicking, trying to deal with the details that they have missed.
There’s still so many things to do … !!
[ Insert stress ]
Say Yes to Less Stress
A wedding involves more work and energy from you than you would expect. It’s more than just calling a few friends & family members together to celebrate a day of bliss. If you are planning to create a memorable day for yourself and your loved ones, there are many things to consider: day, number of guests, dress, suit, wedding party, food, venue, decor, entertainment, photography, videography, flowers – and the list goes on and on.
“What do you mean you forgot to mail the invitations?!”
With so many things to consider, newly engaged couples may not know where to start. An experienced wedding planner can point you in the right direction and break down your wedding plans into more manageable steps. The planner can also provide you with a checklist and help you schedule your plans to ensure that you get everything done on time, so you can have a much more relaxed and enjoyable wedding day.
Even better, a wedding planner can take the lead and relieve you of the more stressful and/or mundane tasks that you rather not do.
Say Yes to Saving Money
“Hi Five! Our wedding planner found us some wiggle room, so we’ll be able to dress you up as a bridesmaid, too!
Wait! How do you save money, if you have to spend money on a wedding planner?!
Armed with a list of reputable wedding industry businesses, an experienced wedding planner is much more equipped to help you find what you need for your wedding that is in or close to your budget. Through personal consultations, a wedding planner will be able to determine what is most important to you for your wedding day and what you would consider frivolous. Using that knowledge, a planner can derive a more customized budget suited to your comfort and happiness levels – allocating more of the funds towards areas that need it and keeping spending in more frivolous areas at a minimum. The results may surprise you!
One: You ended up spending less money because your wedding planner, taking advantage of his/her extensive list of reputable wedding industry businesses, was able to connect you to exactly want you need for less money and perhaps for even better value.
Two: You ended up spending exactly what you planned, but your wedding planner was able to add some extra perks to your wedding plan by saving you money in one area and allocating it to another.
Three: You discover that your budget is much too small for your desired wedding, so the wedding planner helps you decide which areas can handle cutbacks, advises what services and products are available for your budget, and suggests various methods of finding funding for what you need. At least now you are better prepared and will have much more time to resolve the issues.
Say Yes to Having More Time for You & Love
Event planning is exhausting.
Just looking at the checklist for wedding planning can make your head spin. Furthermore, to find time in the day between work, fitness, recreation, family, and love to make phone calls, answer calls, remedy unexpected issues, order services and products, check up on orders, etc. could turn the whole experience of wedding planning into a nightmare.
Yes, it can be done, but don’t forget that this whole experience from engagement to wedding night should be bringing you closer as a couple, not filling your days and nights with indecision, arguments, guilt, and stress. Relieve yourself and your loved ones of such trauma and assign the challenge to an expert who is armed with the right resources. You’ll find that you’ll have time to do what is most important – enjoying the company of your loved one.
“I wish I hired a wedding planner … everything is a disaster …”
Ok. We’re being a little melodramatic. Your wedding will not be a disaster if you don’t hire a wedding planner, but the probability that something will go wrong and that there won’t be anyone there to handle it promptly and properly goes way up, when there isn’t a professional assigned to manage the wedding guests and events.
But … maybe, just maybe you or someone you know is right for the job.
Be sure you or your coordinator has well-supported and tested experience
Our experiences is built on learning from our mistakes, and that’s ‘mistake’ with an ‘s’. Often times it takes several different mistakes to mold us into the awesome people that we are. If you want an awesome wedding, you are going to want someone in charge who has already experienced the wounds of ‘Wedding Stress’ and is now better armed with how to defend against it.
Be sure to allocate a large majority of your time to wedding planning
There are so many parts to planning a wedding. So, a truly successful wedding will occur when you make time to properly plan and prepare for it. Each section of wedding planning has a different deadline and will require different amounts of energy, however, be prepared to spend a majority of it closer to the wedding date.
Be sure you have backup resources to cover up the cracks in your wedding planning
Unless you’re a professional, experienced event planner, there will be some harmful hiccups, big or small, in your planning. Despite having a budget, couples could face an additional bill of up to $5,000 or more for last minute changes, missed issues, or misunderstandings. Always read the fine print of any agreement you sign and make note of cancellation & refund policies.