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7 Reasons You Need A Wedding Planner

7 Reasons You Need A Wedding Planner

By Jeffrey House Photography


Planning a wedding can be one of the most overwhelming and stressful experiences!

As a wedding photographer, I can assure you planning a wedding successfully takes a substantial amount of time and stellar organizational skills.  Let's face it, it can be more than a little challenging to find substantial extra time for any project.  

Don't worry, I have a solution for you.

Hire a wedding planner!

I know what you're probably thinking - "I can't afford a wedding planner!"

In this article, we going to share 7 reasons why you need to hire a wedding planner and I'd be willing to bet you're going to be surprised.



1.  Friends & Family Aren't Wedding Planners

Many couples turn to friends and/or family for assistance in planning their wedding.  You may even have someone that offers to take the reins completely, but it's important to understand that they aren't wedding planners and they can't offer you everything you actually get with a professional planner.

This is certainly not a knock against them.  Unless you're an established wedding planner, it's almost impossible to duplicate their impact.  I'm a professional wedding photographer, but if I told you I would also prepare dinner for your wedding guests, how confident would you be in my abilities to create professional chef quality meals for your wedding?  

2.  Wedding Design Takes Time

Weddings have a lot of moving parts and designing a wedding takes time.  Even simple weddings take a significant amount of time to plan and if you're having a more extravagant event, it's going to require lots of time.

A wedding planner is way ahead of the game because they have a lot of resources and know where to direct their energy for every detail.  Without this information, you're going to spend countless hours researching and hunting down information, getting price quotes, etc.  

3.  Execute Your Vision

One of the biggest advantages to having a wedding planner is their ability to understand and bring your vision to life.  

They will help you define your vision and they will offer a ton of creative ideas for creating the wedding of your dreams.  You may love the centerpieces you saw in a magazine or on Pinterest, but they are $2,000 per table!  But your budget won't allow for that.

A wedding planner will be able to offer advice and unique ideas that support your vision, while also keeping it budget friendly.  Just because your budget doesn't allow for the cost of certain details, it doesn't mean you to need to completely abandon your vision.  In most cases, there are more sensible options.  

4.  Point Of Contact

This is another amazing benefit of having a wedding planner - When there are questions, issues, concerns, etc., they offer a single point of contact to address and resolve all issues.  Many times a crisis is diverted before you or anyone else ever knows about it.  

A wedding planner is like having a small insurance policy for your wedding.  You know you have someone in place to handle everything, so you can just relax and enjoy your wedding.  

5.  Timeline Management

Planning out your wedding day is vitally important, but it's often overlooked.  Many brides feel rushed and stressed over time, and they later wish they had allotted more time for certain aspects of the wedding day.  Weddings are hectic and they can quickly feel like they're getting out of control.

Having an excellent wedding timeline in place is key to a successful wedding day.  And it will really help to reduce your stress levels.  A wedding planner is very familiar with the time needed to complete hair, makeup, photography, etc.  They play an integral part in the overall enjoyment of your wedding.

6.  Wedding Planners Save You Money

Earlier I said that you probably don't think you can afford a wedding planner, but a good wedding planner will actually save you money and they pay for themselves.  So, before you rule out hiring a planner, reach out to a few and share your goals, and vision.  See what they have to say and see what creative ideas they have for planning your wedding!

7.  Better Experience & Better Memories

Hiring a wedding planner will ultimately save you time, money, and a lot of frustration.  Your wedding is a one-time experience.  You don't want to remember it as something that only caused you stress.  You want to remember it with fondness - A great moment in your life.  A day filled with love, romance, and once-in-a-lifetime moments.  

A planner is there to plan, communicate, resolve, what issues arise.  They are your front-line.  They allow you to have a better experience and better memories.


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