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5 Reasons Why Every Bride Needs a Wedding Planner

A wedding planner will be your right hand. Your wedding day is naturally one of the best days of your life. It consists of all of the little (and big) things that represent you as a couple. It is a day for all of your friends and loved ones to enjoy and one that you’ll remember forever. There are so many aspects that you need to focus on in order to bring it all together though. Reasonably so,  this can be such a stressful period for brides too. But don’t fret.

Hiring a wedding planner can make this joyful time a little easier on your nerves and your anxiety. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a professional wedding planner:

You’ve never done this before

Chances are you and your fiancé have not had to plan a wedding before. Even if you have, there are always new and exciting trends, venues, and vendors popping up so it’s never the same. Some brides feel that they can plan their own weddings because they’ve helped a sister or best friend plan theirs but planning your own wedding is completely different. A professional wedding planner is the best person to guide you through this intricate process.

 The stress is getting to you

Planning a wedding is harder than it looks and if you’re already losing sleep over your massive to-do list, hiring a wedding planner can really make the entire process much more manageable and enjoyable for you. You should be happy and joyful about your big day, not spending time worrying or in tears.

You’re unsure about the costs of planning a wedding

If you’re in the process of putting a budget together and would like some more guidance on what to expect based on your unique preferences, a wedding planner can be your guide. A professional wedding planner can offer you great insights on industry norms and trends and what you can expect. They can also really help you stick to your budget.

You need a push start

A wedding planner can help you get the ball rolling so that you can start making all the important decisions. Most importantly they’ll help bring your vision together. They will put you in touch with vendors and suppliers who can help bring your day to life. Whether big or small tasks, your wedding planner is there for YOU.

You’re under the impression that your photographer will help with the planning

Yes, a photographer can give you some guidance on the timing, but they can’t always assist you with all the coordination or wedding planning. Your photographer will be able to tell you what time to start getting ready and how much time they’ll need for family shots. However,  they won’t be able to assist with the clearing of the reception hall quickly. They won’t be able to  make sure everybody is where the need to be at the right time, etc etc. Keeping the flow of your wedding and time to a t or fixing your dress right before you walk down the aisle. Sometimes small details such as making sure that the men’s boutonnieres are on properly. Photographers do pay attention to detail, but with the help of a wedding planner your day with flow smoothly.

A wedding planner is there to help make sure that your photographer  and other vendors can do his or her job flawlessly on  your big day!

5 Reasons Why You Need A Wedding Planner


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