By Lenni Stratton
Many brides and grooms don’t think to hire a wedding planner because they don’t know what a wedding planner can do for them. Yes, a wedding planner can help you run your event from start to finish, but what does that really mean?
A wedding planner can help in any manner of ways, from the smallest request to the biggest dream. Many event planning companies offer a range of services, from simple rentals to full-service event coordination.
One of the biggest benefits to hiring a wedding coordinator is their ability to help you create a cohesive event from start to finish, from the invitations to the send-off, and everything in between. A great wedding planner will help you keep the bigger picture in mind while still maintaining all the details.
A wedding planner is a great liaison between you and all of your vendors. Chances are, you are doing more with your life than planning a wedding. Juggling a job, school, family, and friends, and trying to plan a wedding at the same time can be beyond stressful.
With a wedding planner to help you, many of the important meetings with vendors can be taken care of while you worry about the rest of your life. Once your wedding planner knows your vision and has helped you set down the main details of the event, she can help answer questions for you wedding vendors even when you might not be available.
During the planning process, a wedding planner can help you with crucial decisions that could otherwise be quite stressful. Most brides are entering into the wedding planning process for the first time, and having a planner to guide you along the way can help relieve a lot of that stress.
Beyond knowing all the details essential to a flawless event, from where to rent chairs to having enough restrooms to including a vegetarian option on the menu, an experienced wedding planner will know what combination of great vendors will help you accomplish your unique vision, and can help you with all the steps to book those vendors for your wedding day.
On the wedding day, the benefits of a wedding planner are fairly obvious. Imagine spending your wedding day knowing that every tiny detail you’ve spent months planning is being taken care of… without you having to think about any of it or lift a finger.
A well-prepared wedding planner will be able to answer any vendor’s question, solve any problem, and address any issue throughout the day, without having to bother you with any of it. You (and your mom) will be free to enjoy your day, knowing that everything will go smoothly and everyone will have a great time.
Your wedding day, though arguably the most important day of your life, is one day. The wedding planning process can take months. Having a wedding planner along for the entire process will ensure that every part of the experience, from booking vendors to ensuring they show up on time on the big day, is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.