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The Wedding Series

Six Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

I don’t there’s any way to really sugar coat it. Weddings are quite an undertaking for everyone involved! A budget has to be determined, you have to find and hire dozens of vendors, narrow down a guest list… and so much more! Wedding planning really is no easy task!

But please don’t worry! I’m here to help you out. If you’ve just recently gotten engaged, all this may seem overwhelming – especially if you have a busy schedule. One of the best ways to make the entire wedding planning process easier is to hire a professional wedding planner, and here’s why.

1. Wedding Planners Can Save the Day

I’ve seen quite a bit over the years of wedding photography. The wrong color of shirt show up for the groomsmen, and then someone had to go get a different color. Dress straps pop off of gowns, the donut shop forget to bake the 17 dozen donuts ordered… the list is practically endless!

Wedding Planners arrive equipped to fix all of these things and more! They are there to save your wedding day so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

2. They help You Spend Smarter

Budgets are hard. They’re hard to make, they’re hard to stick to, and it’s hard to know what’s the right amount to spend on each vendor.

Professional wedding planners know the in’s and out’s of weddings. They can help you find vendors that are qualified, but still within your budget.

3. They can give you Peace of Mind on the Wedding Day

Who wants to spend your entire wedding day worrying about if everything is running smoothly? In the past, I’ve seen many brides try to do it all – which meant that while they were getting ready, she was making 20+ phone calls to make sure everyone was where they needed to be, the flowers were being delivered to the right address, and so on and so forth.

Hiring a wedding planner gets rid of all of that. A professional planner knows how to communicate with all the vendors as well as the bridal party and keep everyone on track throughout the day.

4. They offer Professional Advice

We all know the truth – sometimes it’s helpful to get an outside perspective on wedding planning. Sometimes family is too close and too involved and their own opinions cloud their judgement.

A wedding planner knows and understands your vision for your dream day. Not only do they know your vision, they also can provide unbiased, well-educated advice that you won’t receive from anyone else.

5. They have Connections with Other Wedding Vendors

A wedding planner who has been around for a couple years has had the opportunity to work with dozens of vendors over time. They probably even know who would be the best fit to help execute your dream wedding! Many of these vendors are probably their friends, which makes the communication even better!

Another plus side is that you’re more likely to choose vendors who have worked together before, making your day run more smoothly than you’ve ever imagined!

6. They Keep You on Schedule

I’ve mentioned it before, and I’ll mention it again – I’m sure. You do not want to be looking at your phone throughout your wedding day to make sure you’re on schedule. You also don’t want to give that job to one of your bridesmaids! A wedding planner is great at giving nudges throughout the day to keep people on schedule.

Even if you decide that a Full Wedding Planner isn’t for you, I would recommend you at least considering a Day- Of Coordinator. This will still save you from making those 20+ phone calls while your hair is getting down. You won’t have to be staring at the clock, and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your day, knowing that if anything goes wrong, your coordinator will take care of it.

Here’s a few of my favorite Omaha Wedding Planners:
402 Event Services
Pop Fizz Clink

My favorite Des Moines Area Wedding Planners:
Honey & Joy Events
Mostly Becky
White Willow Events

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