Hiring a Professional Wedding Planner
Have you ever wondered why Jennifer Lopez made such an impact with her movie The Wedding Planner? It’s because after watching it, many people finally understood the importance of working with a wedding planner!
Hiring a wedding planner is really a matter of personal taste. If you believe that you and your fiancé(e) are up for the challenge of planning your own wedding, then go with your gut. But if the idea of planning your entire wedding celebration seems tedious or makes you nervous, then it might be time for you to consider hiring a wedding planner.
Generally, a wedding planner (also called an organizer, coordinator or designer) is someone who is proficient with wedding planning strategies. There are a number of benefits to hiring a professional wedding planner.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional Wedding Planner
1. Time Savings
Planning a wedding can be a difficult job. It can be even tougher if the bride or groom is doing all the work! Planning a wedding does not happen overnight. It can often take 200-300 hours of conceptualizing, research, coordination, etc. To conserve you time and effort, it can be best to work with a wedding organizer.
2. Cost Savings
The reason many people do not work with a wedding coordinator is that they feel it will simply be an added expense. However, hiring a wedding planner can actually save you money. Most wedding planners have already developed strong bonds with numerous wedding vendors. They know about getting great value for the money, reasonable pricing for services, etc. They can guide you along the way to the right strategies for your budget.
3. Organized Timeline
With wedding planners, weddings can be better organized. Wedding coordinators plan every single detail of the wedding day. They have timelines they follow closely so all the details and events are well-prepared. If changes need to occur, they are adept at re-organizing on the fly.
With wedding organizers, the decisions still rest with you. The wedding planner will simply direct, offer recommendations, and help you make the best decisions. You will still have your own style and personalization on your big day.
5. Less Stress
With wedding organizers, the events of your day do not need to be managed by you. The couple, wedding party and families are more free to relax and enjoy the event. If any problems arise, the wedding planner is there to manage solutions. They coordinate vendors, handle minor emergencies, etc. They can definitely be worth their weight in gold!
Another great feature about hiring a wedding coordinator is that they function as confidence-boosters. If you are feeling rushed, jittery or nervous, looking to your wedding planner will help calm you down. They are usually positive and confident that your wedding day will be perfect since they personally managed all the details.
Hiring a Professional Wedding Coordinator
For a well-managed wedding, consider hiring the services of a wedding planner. As a Minneapolis wedding photographer, I can recommend several excellent wedding planners. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to talk more about working with a professional wedding planner!
Also, take a look at some articles written by my wedding planner “friendors” with some advice they have given on wedding planning:
Top 5 Wedding Planning Mistakes
Top 10 Tips for Barn Weddings
How to Plan Your Wedding Day Timeline