Why Hire a Planner?
One thing question that we find our Brides are asked by friends and family is...
Why Hire a Planner?
Here is why...
~A professional wedding planner protects your investment. Suffice it to say, weddings cost. It's frightening. You will be laying out the most money, to create one day(s) of partying, that you ever have or probably ever will, for a party again. (Until it's time for your own child's wedding, but we won't even think about that.) You insure your car, your home, your possessions, etc. Why not hire "insurance" in the form of a wedding planner? They are the "keeps the schedule running smoothly, makes sure bride and groom, family and friends are happy, remembers all the things you forget, deals with all your vendors" insurance package bargain. Priceless.
~Your friends and family, believe it or not, will tire of you constantly discussing your upcoming special day. Don't take it personally. It's just human nature. Your wedding planner, however, will never try to change the subject. Blather on and on and we will be there, attentive and engaged.
~ Wedding planner as helpful barrier. Yes, it's true, they can be. A wedding planner can come between you and the challenging people in attendance at your wedding, in a lovely, subtle, extremely polite way. Difficult mother in law? Let the planner think of a tactic to keep her occupied. Drunken, obnoxious uncle from Michigan? Let the planner find a quiet, far, far away spot for him to sober up. How perfect is that?
~ Wedding Planner as mini me. Your wedding planner actually serves a very interesting purpose - to be an extension of you. They channel your tastes, take into deep consideration your personality and make every effort to match you up with the most suitable vendors. So choose one that you can relate to, on many levels. That could mean many interviews, phone calls and emails, but who cares? Just more time spent discussing your new favorite topic - your wedding.
~ It almost goes without saying, but I will anyway - your Wedding Planner will save you hours and hours and hours of time. Which gives you more time to focus on the really important things in life like obsessing about what shoe to wear with your gown or debating how many is too many bikinis to bring on the honeymoon (answer: never too many - look how easily they fit in the suitcase).
~ Everyone loves a party, but no one loves to clean up after one. Your Wedding Planner may or may not sweep the floors the next day, but they take care of several boring follow up details, which is the last thing you want to be doing the day after your wedding. They make sure load out is smooth, nothing has been damaged, all vendors have been paid, etc... You, on the other hand, will be sipping a Mimosa.
~ Your Wedding Planner brings the best ideas to the table. While you are in the Wedding Zone for a year or so, your planner never leaves it. She is constantly exposed to the best of the best. The cool thing is, even if the best of the best is outside of your budget, your planner can find a way to simulate the feel of a costly concept, for a lesser price
So relax and hire one.