Are you enjoying the engagement stage right now and, at the same time, excited to plan for your wedding? Or are you just enjoying your engagement but dreading even starting planning your wedding? Are you thinking of hiring a wedding planner but stop when budget crosses your mind? Well, excited to plan or not, relax because you’ve just come to the right blog as we’ll give you the pros and cons of hiring a wedding planner.
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t have enough time even for yourself, hiring a wedding planner is definitely for you. Imagine you and your partner going through about six months to one year of the wedding planning process. Determining the wedding date, designing your wedding, scouting for venues, researching for different vendors (e.g caterers, wedding photographers & videographers, wedding bands, DJs, bridal salons, etc.), reaching out, coordinating with each of them, going through vendor contracts, and the list goes on. First of all, do you have the time? Second, do you love organizing and coordinating events? Third, do you already have a clear picture (theme, motif, design, etc.)? If so, then, by all means, go ahead and do it yourself. But if not, then you strongly need a wedding planner to enjoy your engagement period and have stress-free wedding planning.
Help You Save Money
Do you know that your wedding planner could negotiate the price with wedding vendors? A planner in the business for a long time has already established a good working relationship with several vendors. In effect, they could bring the cost down up to 10%. So, maybe it’s more cost-efficient to hire a wedding planner after all!
Recommend the Best Vendors
Experienced wedding planners certainly know who gives the best services amongst the vendors. They can also recommend great vendors which you might never find on your own. This will save you tons of time researching online.
Will Scrutinize Vendor Contracts
Who’s excited to read a lengthy vendor contract while scrutinizing every detail? Umm, we’re not sure about that. If anything, it would be great if you could have somebody proofread the contracts for you before you sign them to make sure you don’t miss important details. One important tip is you cannot overlook some points in your wedding vendor contracts because it might lead to undesirable things happening at your wedding.
You and Your Family will Enjoy Your Wedding Day
Let’s face it; you cannot just rely on yourself to coordinate all your vendors on your big day! Your wedding planner will be the one to navigate everyone on the day of your wedding to ensure that it will go smoothly. In effect, you, your partner, and most importantly, your families will enjoy your wedding day as if they are just one of the guests, instead of you delegating a specific job for them to do. If you don’t have the budget to hire a wedding planner, we recommend hiring a day-of coordinator instead. Trust us; your wedding day will be the most memorable ever if you don’t have to worry about anything. Plus, it will radiate on your wedding photos too.
Hiring a wedding planner might not be for you if you want to keep prices at the very minimum for your wedding. Though a wedding planner can help you save on other vendors, the cost of hiring one can also be expensive. So work with your budget to see whether or not you can hire a planner.
You won’t Have Full Control
Hiring a wedding planner means you cannot control all the details of your wedding. If you’re a very hands-on person and want to be one at your wedding, then a wedding planner might not be for you. A planner is involved in the whole wedding planning process. So it means you would have to leave some things up to the planner.