As you start planning your wedding, you might be wondering if you should spend the money and hire a wedding planner. Maybe your wedding is more intimate, and you’re not sure if you need one. Perhaps you’re thinking you hired a great vendor team, so you don’t need anyone else. Well, we’re here to tell you that if you’re having a wedding, even if it’s an intimate one, you should hire a wedding planner! Here’s why.
They can help you find the right vendors
As one of the wedding vendors you book first, your wedding planner can help you find all of your other vendors. Your wedding planner serves as a local expert who knows things like which florists can do the style you’re looking for or which caterers are within your budget. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the many vendors out there or you’re going for a very specific vibe, hiring a wedding planner is a good move.
This is especially true if you’re planning a destination wedding. It’s going to be hard to meet with vendors and research all the different customs and rules. A local wedding planner can help you navigate all of that.
They can help your manage your budget
One of the best things that wedding planners can do is help you create and manage your budget. They understand how much things typically cost, so they can put together a detailed wedding budget that includes everything you need. Wedding planners are also amazing at helping you come up with budget-friendly alternatives to expensive ideas. If you love an idea but you can’t quite afford it, planners can help you find something else that creates the same feeling or achieves the same goal.
They can help you handle all the details
Not only are wedding planners incredibly detail-oriented, but they know exactly which details are important. You might not even realize you’re missing a detail until the day of. But your wedding planner will know what things need to be done, so you have the perfect day. This is especially true if you’re having a complicated wedding with a lot of moving parts.
They can help you with design
This might depend on your planning package and your wedding planner. Many wedding planners are skilled at design and can help you come up with a theme and color palette that matches your vision. They can help you come up with details that you love and go with your overall vibe. If you’re at a loss when it comes to design, you can hire a wedding planner who can manage that for you! Just double-check their packages because this might cost you extra (but we’re sure it’ll be worth it!).
They can manage everything on the day of
On the day of your wedding, no matter how amazing your vendor team is, they’re going to have a million questions. You want someone who is able to answer those questions and manage everything for you. It’s your wedding day! You don’t want to spend all day managing your vendors and your timeline. Your timeline is so important too, and you definitely want someone who can take care of it. If things are running too quickly or too slowly, your wedding planner can help get things back on track. There are always adjustments that need to be made on the day of, so if you have a wedding planner, they can take care of everything for you.
Hiring a wedding planner can save you a lot of headaches both during your wedding planning and on the day of. Unless you’re eloping, we highly recommend you hire a wedding planner. Trust us! They’re worth the investment.
Erin Lafond is a blogger with ample experience writing about weddings. She planned her own wedding and got married in October 2019. She lives in New Hampshire and loves a casual wedding with luxury details.