I’m not going to say you need a wedding planner for your WHOLE wedding, otherwise I (and many others) wouldn’t have a wedding blog but I will stress (over and over again) how important (I think) it is to hire a wedding planner for your wedding day (and not just because I’m a wedding planner). I don’t want to bore you with a long read but I will highlight some of the major (and common sense-ish) reasons.
You need someone to be sure that all your planning efforts come together without a hitch.
A wedding planner will meet the vendors at the facility to be sure that they show up on time, set up in the proper places and with the correct equipment as well as provide help setting up tables, decorations, favors etc. according to plan and greet your guests as they begin to arrive.
During your ceremony and reception the planner helps keep track of time to be sure the events of your night stay on track and acts as the liaison to solve any issues that may arise.
You can’t be in two (or more) place at the same time.
Your venue is generally being set up while you and the wedding party are getting ready. You can’t be getting your glam on and running around the venue in your sweats at the same time, no matter how talented you are.
You need someone to look after your best interest.
ALL venues have an event coordinator but the hard truth about them is that they aren’t paid to care about your wedding. Their main interest is the venue. They are NOT going to care if the DJ doesn’t show up or that the florist brings red flowers instead of pink. You need a WEDDING PLANNER to care about YOU and YOUR interest. Plain and simple.
Friends and family should enjoy your day with you instead of working for you.
I can’t tell you how many regret stories I’ve heard from couples who had family members or friends act as wedding planners. Not only have I heard of disasters happening but also stories of mothers, in-laws and sisters feeling left out. While the parties were at the salon or having brunch before the ceremony, family members were at the venue playing ringmaster with the vendors. Then as the night went on these family members were the “go-to” anytime an issue needed to be resolved. They missed all the photo ops, first dance, bouquet toss and more. They ended up with little to no pictures of their loved ones at their own wedding.
Don’t make these same mistakes. Your family and friends should celebrate WITH you, NOT working for you. I highly recommend hiring a wedding planner.
So you can relax and enjoy.
You should be able to relax and enjoy your wedding day with ALL your family and friends knowing that everything is well taken care of the way you planned and visioned it and a wedding planner is the PERFECT solution to make that happen.