Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner/Coordinator
Benefits and Time Well Spent
A professional planner can save you time, energy, stress, and even money. Like an architect, a planner determines the clients' specific needs and then works with the client
to make their vision comes to fruition.
When you hire a professional planner/coordinator, you will not spend hours on Google looking for potential vendors and stressing. It is difficult to plan a dinner party for 10 people, let alone an event of over 50 or more.
Reception Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Planner/Coordinator
A venue coordinator works for the venue; their job is to answer your questions about the
venue and assist you with your venue layout. They are someone you may contact if you need
extra reassurance about the details of your venue, however, their loyalty is to the venue.
Their job does not include all the other details that go into planning your event.
A professional planner/coordinator, on the other hand, can be involved from the very beginning of the planning process, part way through or a few weeks before your event. With Full Wedding Planning, your planner will handle each detail of your event from start to
finish - everything from finding a venue and the appropriate vendors to actually being
there on your event day to make sure everything runs smoothly and as planned. They will
coordinate the entire day for you, not just one aspect. This reduces the natural stress of planning an event so that you can enjoy the entire process and have complete confidence that all the details are taken care of for you.
Knowledge & Expertise
In addition to possessing a wealth of knowledge, planners have been in the industry long
enough to know who the players are -- which vendors can be trusted and who has the best
business practices. A referral from someone who has roots in the industry is GOLD when
you are having to place such a high level of trust in those you previously had no knowledge of.
I have observed so many clients through the process of planning their wedding/event and when they do it without a professional planner, oftentimes by the time the wedding/event comes around, the process has been so stressful that they just cannot wait for it to be over. Planning a wedding or an event is supposed to be an enjoyable process with the right planner/coordinator you can enjoy every part of the journey.
With Full Wedding Planning or Partial Planning, not only will your professional planner work to help save you money, but they will manage your contracts to ensure you stay on budget and guide you where you need to direct money to achieve your goals.
Timeline Creation and Management
Your wedding/event will involve numerous vendors who need to work together to ensure that the day goes smoothly. A planner understands how each vendor relies on the others and serves as the team captain who coordinates the complexities of the timeline with all its moving parts.
Stress and Frustration Handled For You
The difference in the stress level of a client who has a professional planner/coordinator and one who does not is palpable. When it comes to the day of your event, the most important thing is that you are able to relax and enjoy it. You do not want to end up being the point person for issues and questions that will inevitably arise. Hiring a planner frees you, your family and friends to live in the moment at your wedding/event. From a vendor's perspective,working with a professional planner instead of directly with the client can keep things streamlined and stress-free. Hiring a professional will guarantee you that extra time to sit and enjoy your event and not miss a beat!
If you would like to know how I can help save you and your fiance a lot of stress and grief in the time leading up and including the day of your wedding, I am offering complimentary online consultations, click on the link below to set up a time for us to chat!