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7 Reasons to Hire an Event Planner for Your Wedding
Trying to organise a wedding can be a stressful, time-consuming, and complicated venture. But there is a way to ensure that you can relax and simply enjoy your big day- by hiring someone to do the organising (and stressing!) for you. We've complied a list explaining why hiring a wedding planner is becoming increasingly popular.
They have expert knowledge and experience in the industry
Most people plan one wedding in their lifetime, meaning the entire experience is going to be new. An event planner is familiar with suppliers and venues in the area. This means they know what options are going to meet your budget and your self-described style. If a caterer is charging outrageous fees, your event planner is going to be able to let you know.
You'll Save Yourself Some Time
Do you want to spend hours upon hours looking through different options for your wedding? The planning aspect may seem romantic at first, but you have to keep in mind that the process is far more complicated that anyone first anticipates, and that it is super easy to get overwhelmed by all the options presented at every turn. When you work with an event planner, you give them a specific list of criteria and then decide from a short list of suitable options.
They'll Provide Organisational Excellence
Even if you have great organisation skills, event planners have far more experience and know-how in this specific industry. You can be sure nothing is left to chance and everything will be booked on time. Planners, by trade, should also have an eye for detail and even offer options you hadn't thought of throughout the planning process.
You'll Probably End Up Saving Money
This seems pretty counterintuitive at first, right? After all, you still have to pay the event planner. It can, however, be difficult to negotiate a price for your special occasion- I mean, how in the world are you supposed to barter with a florist? Can you even do that? Wedding planners have an advantage here as they consistently are working within certain industries and even particular companies. They not only have a better idea of what a fair price might look like, but their opinion and referrals can actually affect wedding suppliers- thus, they're more likely to be able to negotiate a better price on the same products.
They'll Help you Stick to Your Budget
Unless you have found yourself a millionaire dreamboat, you probably have a specific budget in mind for your wedding. A wedding planner can help you stay on track and stick to your budget to ensure that you remain in that desired range.
They'll Provide Some Further Planning Flexibility
You can be as involved as you want when hiring an event planner. Do you want to be heavily involved with the catering choices but care very little about the flower arrangements? You can discuss that and focus on what you like/want to do.
They'll Serve as A Priceless Resource
Do you have wedding related questions you're finding it difficult to find answers to? Perhaps you want to know something more about wedding etiquette, or what the hell to do about sourcing those perfect shoes you just CANNOT find, for example. Without having a planner available, you will have to solve problems yourself by researching the subject matter. With a planner, you're only a phone call away from an up to date, informed answer.
As you can see, there are countless reasons that hiring an event planner for your wedding are going to save you time and help reduce stress. The only downsides to hiring a wedding planner are the fact that it means putting your wedding into someone else’s hands (which can be hard to do for people who love to micromanage or are unable to delegate) and the fact that it is going to cost you money. However, the countless benefits far outweigh these two negatives for most couples.
Remember, if you have already selected a hotel with a wedding venue, it is possible that a wedding planner is part of the package that you book. If you want to have the best possible wedding experience and maintain your sanity at the same time, hiring an event planner is a clever thing to do.