Whether you just got the ring and haven’t thought of one single detail for your wedding, or you’re months in and already picked out flowers, a dress, a caterer and the invites – you may be asking yourself, do I really need a wedding coordinator?
Of course, you’re reading this blog on the website of an event planning company, we are going to say emphatically YES! Yes of course you need a wedding coordinator!
You are organized. You already know what you want. Why do you need the help of someone else?
Well if you asked me, as a wedding coordinator, if I would hire a wedding coordinator – as someone who has planned hundreds of events, seen dozens of weddings from their infancy to the 2am clean up; helped other couples pick out flowers, and rentals, and venues; as someone who knows the weddings and events industry inside out – I would NOT have a wedding without a wedding coordinator.
And here are the 10 Reasons Why You Need A Wedding Planner.
1. Hiring a wedding planner could save you money! (It’s true.)
When looking at the cost of a wedding planner, you may scoff at this suggestion – but it’s true!
While it may seem like hiring a wedding planner is a luxury, wedding planners will inevitably save you money.
Before you go off booking every vendor and making decisions on your own, you risk major mistakes like undercutting yourself on pricing or inadvertently selecting some venue that’s impossible to reach—you may want to consider hiring a wedding planner.
While it sounds counterintuitive (what better way to save money than by not paying someone?) wedding planners actually can help you avoid certain expenses altogether.
Read about more ways you can save money by hiring a wedding coordinator from BRIDES.com here.
2. You’re short on time.
It’s hard work and time consuming planning a wedding and can quickly become overwhelming, consuming all of your free time and mental energy.
This is why a wedding coordinator is a crucial part of planning a wedding, making it stress-free as possible with the right person helping you every step of the way.
3. Wedding planning is stressful
Stress is a part of life—there’s no way to avoid it.
When you get engaged you quickly realize it is not just you and your fiance planning your wedding- all your friends, families and acquaintances will begin peppering you with questions, opinions and suggestions. It really adds on to an already daunting list of tasks.
Having someone in your corner to properly guide you and help you cut out the extra noise is very helpful.
We tell you how to handle it and give you suggestions on dealing with the pushiest of family members.
4. You want to stop thinking about wedding-related things all day.
You have a job already! Why does wedding planning without a planner need to feel like a second one?
Planning a wedding is one of the most anxiety-inducing tasks you can undertake, but choosing to forgo a planner and do it yourself will only bring on more stress.
You’ll find yourself thinking about nothing else when you’re trying to focus on other things (and even when you’re not), which will inevitably lead to frustration and resentment. The best way to bypass this scenario is by hiring someone who has experience as a wedding planner and knows how to handle every detail, big or small.
Having someone else in charge means putting all your worries behind you, whether those worries are related to budgeting, scheduling, or vendor selection. That doesn’t mean that planning your own wedding is a bad idea; it just means that if you plan it entirely by yourself, there are some experiences you won’t get out of it.
5. You’re freaking out about the budgeting part of the process.
Budgeting is a necessity for everyone, yet it seems to be one of the most difficult areas to master.
That’s why so many brides-to-be end up hiring a wedding planner—not because they want to spend all their time looking at flowers instead of figuring out where their budget is going, but because they simply can’t get the process right on their own.
When you don’t have a solid plan in place, you’re bound to make some mistakes along the way.
We will know how to steer you- we will save in places you never considered and urge you to spend in important areas you may have cut- our experience is worth the cost! Also we can typically save you what we ourselves cost.
6. You want to minimize stress for your family and friends.
Ok NEVER and I mean NEVER- rely on a family member to be your day of coordinator. It will not end well!
Once you hire a planner- you’ll be surprised at how much your guests will enjoy themselves!
Just think of all the fun they’ll have as they watch their favorite parts of the day play out before their eyes. They won’t have to worry about a single thing because everything has already been taken care of by the wedding planners, so everyone can sit back and enjoy the ceremony and reception with even more gusto than before!
The importance of hiring a professional wedding planner cannot be overstated: it allows family and friends to feel less stressed about coordinating activities or planning games during cocktail hour because someone else has already thought through all those details.
Hiring a wedding planner permits them to get more involved in other aspects of your big day that are perhaps more meaningful for them, whether that means writing heartfelt messages on cards for you and your partner or pouring bubbly during the reception.
7. You enjoy being in charge, but you want someone else to be in charge of the wedding details.
Wedding planning is a lot of work and can be extremely stressful, especially if you’re taking on the job yourself.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have an experienced professional with their eye on every detail?
Picture it: no more worrying about favors and place cards, no more stressing over what time the band goes on—instead, you can focus on looking beautiful and enjoying your guests’ company while your planner makes sure that everything is going according to plan.
8. You need someone who can think on their feet, stat!
We’ve been there. We’ve done that. This isn’t our first, second or third rodeo. We can see problems coming from a mile away because we’ve seen that problem happen before, likely more than once.
Having someone that can anticipate a problem and take care of it quickly is worth every penny you’d pay them when planning a very expensive party that is one of the most important days of your life.
Also the day of the wedding many problems arise that a planner will shield you from!
9. You often find yourself asking “why didn’t I think of that?” when it comes to weddings.
If you’ve never planned a wedding before, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed.
There are so many things to consider, so many details to keep track of and so many opinions to take into account that it sometimes feels like there’s no way you could ever pull off such an event on your own.
And let’s be honest: while some of us have had weddings in our families growing up, not everyone has felt the joys of watching their parents or grandparents plan the day-of details with friends and loved ones.
What if we’re missing something?
The simple fact is- you are! We see and deal in weddings all day. We know the new items to include and the outdated ones you may want to cut. We know the most wasted items and the most cherished.
10. Your significant other isn’t as involved in the planning as you are, and you’d like them to be more excited by all the details than overwhelmed by them…and vice versa!
The best wedding planners help both the bride and groom stay excited and on point during wedding planning.
What’s more, they are likely going to be much more involved in your wedding than you think.
They’ll be there before you even start planning your big day, helping you choose a venue, giving advice on what’s in vogue, taking care of important details like décor and table arrangements, ensuring that all vendors are on time for the rehearsal dinner, running errands for you as needed (like delivering your vendor contracts or bouquets to your workplace), keeping a record of anything that needs to be ordered so that it can easily be picked up at the end of the night (think cake plates or napkins for guests), ensuring everything goes smoothly on the big day itself, and so much more (including often overlooked tasks like making sure there is enough glassware for drinks at the wedding reception or that the flowers are safely being transported).
A good planner won’t just manage these things with excellence—they will also manage them with care.
No one has ever said “I wish my wedding planner had done less”! They’re worth every penny you’ll spend on them.
Hiring a wedding planner may be one of the best decisions you make during this process!
Don’t make the biggest mistake out the gate by cutting out the most important part of the process. Reach out for a quote for your day today- what is the harm?!
Contact Alinato Events here today.