If you’re on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, then you have come to the right place. Some brides and grooms consider the expense a no brainer and others have a tough time making this decision.
Yes, wedding planners do cost money, but it is possible that a planner may help you save in more aspects that just money. They save you time and stress which some consider priceless.
A planner can save you countless hours of Googling, trial and error and asking for friends inputs.
To help guide you in making the decision, we have shared 5 key signs that you should hire a wedding planner.
Planning and Organisation is not your strong suit.
In reality, the behind-the-scenes of a wedding are to do lists and spreadsheets and if these are not one of your strengths then consider bringing in a professional to save yourself the stress of trying to work through them yourself.
Your job is very demanding.
If you work beyond the 9 to 5, it might be a good idea to hire a wedding planner so you’re not spending any spare time you might have planning your wedding.
Wedding planning becomes a part time job and it takes a lot of hours to do. Most vendors are not available over the weekend (or don’t answer emails over the weekend as they are executing weddings).
You’re having a destination wedding.
If you are having a destination wedding then a planner is a must. If you don’t live in the town or country that you are getting married in then it becomes difficult to know who the best vendors are, what the weather is like or even the marriage laws. A local planner will be in your best interest as they have existing vendor relationships that can help your wedding day run smoothly.
You’re struggling with your budget.
Wedding planners know how to make a budget and stick to it. A wedding planner can work with your budget to make sure that everything you are wanting to include is part of your day at a good price.
Your wedding day has a lot of “moving parts”.
If you are planning on bringing in a lot of decor and inventory for both the wedding and reception, and if your ceremony and reception are at different locations, you should definitely consider hiring a planner.
Your planner will help oversee and coordinate all the moving parts to your wedding day. They will make sure that estranged family members are not sitting close to each other, and each name tag is placed at the correct seat, and evening running through all the shots that your photographer needs to take. A wedding planner assists with it all so that you don’t need to think about it.