Have you recently gotten engaged? Congratulations! Marriage is a wonderful thing, and the time surrounding your wedding is full of joy and love. You’re about to embark on one of the most exciting periods in your life, filled with a series of important decisions that you’ll remember forever.
Does that sound a little overwhelming? Unfortunately, planning a wedding is often just that. Let’s face it–getting all your ducks in a row for the biggest day of your life can be extremely stressful! It can be difficult to keep everything straight, and the emotional toll planning a wedding takes can make the process significantly less fun.
Good news, though! We’re here to tell you that planning a wedding doesn’t actually have to be overwhelming! Hiring a professional wedding planner to help with your wedding can make the process much, much easier.
Below I’m sharing four reasons why you need to hire a wedding planner prior to hiring any of your other vendors.
Wedding planners know what they’re doing
Wedding planners, quite simply, have the experience to take the planning process and make it look easy. It’s our job to know the ins and outs of the wedding industry and be able to make recommendations to our clients based on their vision, budget, and our experience.
When you hire a wedding planner, you are hiring us for our knowledge, our expertise, and our vendor relationships. You don’t have time to learn by trial and error – this is your one day, and you deserve better than that! Trust someone who knows what works and what doesn’t, and the stress will start to melt away.
Peace of mind
Getting married is one of life’s most beautiful moments. You should be able to enjoy your wedding and all of the planning that leads up to it without having to worry about the little details. Wedding planners are well-versed in dealing with the minutiae behind the scenes so that any problems are fixed before you have to worry about them (you’ll likely never know there was a problem), and so that you only need to be bothered with the most important planning details.
Additionally, hiring a wedding planner means that on the day of your wedding, you can sit back, relax, and have a glass of champagne while you are pampered and prepare. You don’t have to go pick up flowers, make last-minute vendor arrangements, or deal with any crises that may arise. Your wedding planner will ensure that everything runs smoothly so that you can enjoy making amazing memories.
Vendor and venue relationships
Years of experience as a wedding planner not only means having the know-how to make an event run smoothly–it also means knowing which vendors and venues can perfectly execute a client’s vision. Planners develop relationships over time with florists, DJs, photographers, hotels and reception venues, and catering companies. We know who is great and who isn’t so stellar, and we will always work hard to point you in the right direction.
Reading vendor reviews online or getting referrals from recently married friends is great, but as a seasoned wedding planning company, we know which vendors would be best specifically for the sort of event you’re having. Just because a venue has amazing reviews doesn’t mean it will be the best place for your to have your reception. We might know of another location that would be ideal given what you describe as your dream wedding. It’s all in the details, and wedding planners have the experience with a variety of vendors and venues to help you find the perfect match for your day.
As a wedding planning company, we at Savvy Events love the pretty details that go into creating a beautiful wedding. However, at our core, we’re project managers, and we understand what it takes to produce large-scale projects–from budgeting to production schedules to supplier management. Wedding planners are skilled at seeing the big picture, which can be difficult when you are the bride or groom and are more emotionally invested in planning the perfect day.
So tell us what you’re looking for, and we can help you to plan the wedding of your dreams. From theme to budget to centerpieces, we have the know-how to execute your vision.
Starting the conversation early is key! Before you sit down with your significant other (or spend much time on Pinterest), give a wedding planner a call to discuss the items on your wedding-day wish list. We can’t wait to work with you to make your big day perfect!