Your wedding day is arguably one of the most important days of your life. Not only do you want the day to run as smoothly as possible, but you want to ensure that you and your guests have a good time. Trust us when we say that hiring a wedding planner may actually be the best investment you make for your big day – and here’s our top 10 reasons why:
1. Save money
A good wedding coordinator will have established links with many good suppliers and should be able to negotiate a good discount for you. Whether it’s a 10% saving on the catering or a free bouquet of flowers thrown in, you may find that by the end of your wedding, your coordinator has actually paid for his or herself through the savings you’ve made.
2. Save time
It can be stressful to find good trustworthy suppliers that you like. If you don’t have anyone you can really turn to for advice, it can mean an endless list of meetings with various different suppliers to try and find the ones that are right for you. As they say time is money, which makes this one a no brainer.
3. Keep the romance alive
Sadly for many couples, from the very moment they announce their engagement their entire relationship becomes about the wedding. While this is great to some extent as it means you are both taking an interest in your big day, it also means that you’re moving away from what really brought you together in the first place. Investing in a wedding planner means you can plan some exciting dates and enjoy a wedding-free zone.
4. Focus on the detail
You may have a venue coordinator and a caterer or décor supplier who have told you they can manage your event on the day. While this is true to some extent, just make a note that they will most likely only be handling their team. You need someone who is going to bring all of these suppliers together and make sure they work in-sync without any hitches, while ensuring all of your guests are looked after at the same time.
5. Reduce stress levels
Let’s face it, when you have a full time job to cope with, wedding planning can be a stressful time. The bride and groom need to feel relaxed ahead of their big day to ensure they look and feel their best and this is not going to happen if you are up half the night worrying if your caterer will arrive on time or not. You should be focusing on getting yourself pampered!
6. Bring your vision to life
If you’re not an overly creative person or do not have much experience of organising events it can sometimes be difficult to imagine how everything will come together. This is where your wedding coordinator will step in. He or she should be able to take your vision and bring it to life based on the budget you provide. Whether you want vintage, rustic, bling or anything else – a good wedding coordinator should be able to make this happen.
7. Location, location, location
Many couples will often choose to get married in a different city to where they live simply because they’ve either fallen in love with a venue, or their families live in the area. This however means you need to invest more time into getting to know the area so you can advise guests on travel and accommodation for example. If you hire a wedding planner then they will do all the research for you and take away the extra stress and hassle you don’t really need.
8. Ask the right questions
When meeting suppliers, sometimes many brides and grooms forget to ask some rather important questions that may seem trivial at the time. An experienced wedding planner will make sure all bases are covered and you are getting the best value for money from your suppliers, even if it means asking those awkward questions you may not want to ask yourself.
9. Let the family have a good time
If you’re going to be standing at the altar or sitting in the mandap then you obviously can’t manage the day yourself, so you will end up designating tasks to one or a whole group of family members. However, by hiring a wedding planner you are ensuring that all of your guests can relax and the job will be done. No matter how reliable a family member will be, not everyone has the experience of liaising with certain vendors.
10. Peace of mind
In addition to the family enjoying themselves, it is important that the bride and groom also have some piece of mind that everything is taken care of. All you need to focus on is looking amazing and smiling for your pictures, because after all, you’ll never get this opportunity again so make the most of it!