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Why Hiring a Wedding Planner is Important!

Why Every Bride Needs a Wedding Planner at at the very least a Day of Coordinator!

Wedding planning 101

Your wedding day is naturally one of the best days of your life. It consists of all of the little (and big) things that represent you as a couple. A day for all of your friends and loved ones to enjoy, and one that you’ll remember forever. There are so many aspects that you need to focus on in order to bring it all together though! Unfortunately, this is why this can be such a stressful period for brides too.

Hiring a planner can make this joyful time a little easier on your nerves. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a professional planner

hiring a wedding planner is important

You’ve never done this before

Chances are you and your fiancé haven’t planned a wedding before. Even if you have, there are always new and exciting trends, venues, and vendors popping up so it’s never the same. Some brides feel that they can plan their own weddings, and some totally can! But helping a sister or best friend plan theirs but planning your own wedding is completely different. A professional wedding planner is the best person to guide you through this intricate process. 

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The stress is getting to you

Planning a wedding is harder than it looks! If you’re already losing sleep over your massive to-do list, hiring a wedding planner can really make the entire process much more manageable and enjoyable for you. You should be excited about your big day, not stressed and tearful. Weddings are most definitely stressful when they should be a fun experience. Talking about stress on your wedding day… check out my blog post on how to avoid stress on your wedding day!

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You’re unsure about the costs involved

If you’re in the process of putting a budget together and would like some more guidance on what to expect based on your unique preferences, a wedding planner can be your guide. A professional wedding planner can offer you great insights on industry norms and trends and what you can expect. They can also really help you stick to your budget. 

You need a push start

A wedding planner can help you get the ball rolling so that you can start making all the important decisions. They’ll help bring your vision together and put you in touch with vendors and suppliers who can help bring your day to life. 

You’re under the impression that your photographer will help with the planning

Yes, as a photographer, I give guidance on the timing of your wedding and even build a custom wedding timeline for you. But we definitely can’t assist you with any other coordination or wedding planning as much as we would love to. Your photographer will be able to tell you what time to start getting ready and how much time they’ll need for family shots. They won’t be able to assist with the clearing of the reception hall for décor shots, bustling your dress before you walk down the aisle, or making sure that the men’s boutonnieres are pinned on properly, this is what your wedding planner is for. A planner is there to make sure that your photographer can do his or her job on the day.


If you loved this educational blog post, I would love for you to check out a few of my recent bridal educational blog posts that can be really helpful!

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