Many people look at hiring a wedding planner for their big day as an added and unnecessary expense. I am here to tell you that hiring a planner is far from unnecessary! I spoke with Tilly Dorsey, co-owner and planner at Sweet Dreams Weddings & Events and member of the Wedding Lounge, to ask, “What is it that makes a planner such a great investment?”
Here are some reasons you should hire a professional (just to name a few):
- Think of them as bridal industry matchmakers, a walking encyclopedia of everything wedding. Planners take the guess work out of shopping for your florist, venue, caterer, etc by leading you to the ones that fit your budget, vision and personality.
- Planners know bridal logistics. It is the job of a professional to know the logistics of their specific field; it is a professional planners’ job to know the logistics of everyone’s fields. They know everything from how long it will take for three people to move 200 chairs to what to do in the event of a banquet crisis.
- Clean up and set up is taken care of! Planners work with the rental company and other professionals to set up for your big day so you and your family don’t have to. This gives you more time to relax and spend time with your family and friends.
- A behind the scenes superhero! (Like Wonder Woman!) Something goes wrong during the planning process or at the event; Super Planner comes to the rescue to pull the solution from their bag of tricks!
- They know the ins and outs of the area. Many national websites give information so “everyone can be their own planner”. However, these are national websites and are average guesstimates information from only certain areas. A planning timeline differs between locations. Think about it this way: California has 10 months out of the year that have appropriate weather for an outdoor wedding; Oregon has 2-3. With everyone planning their wedding within those few months, vendors book up faster here than other locations!
Planning a wedding is full of emotion. Hiring a wedding planner helps to create that buffer between you and vendors so you don’t have to deal with the extra stress and emotion if an issue arises.
Are you convinced yet?