Updated: Oct 25
The question that all brides ask, "Why do I need a wedding planner?" The answer to this is to put planning your big day into prospective as it takes on average 250 hours to plan a wedding.
Wow!! your probably saying but yes that is a lot of hours to fit into your day to day like with work, family and all those other detail to your life schedule to be able to put time a side out of that busy schedule to plan the biggest day in your life it is hard.
A wedding planner will fight for your wedding vision and keep everything on track. In addition to helping couples budget and supervising sticky details like legal contracts, the most important perk of a planner is having someone who'll fight for your wedding vision from start to finish. Why you might have wedding coordinator is if you are way behind on your wedding checklist and schedule. You both work full-time jobs that will prevent you from meeting with vendors on weekdays. You do not have other outside help such as an involved mother-of-the-bride, helpful bridesmaids, or knowledgeable friends.
Here are 10 top reasons to why you should hire a wedding planner:-
A Wedding Planner can help you avoid costly mistakes and negotiate deals with your suppliers. We know what should and shouldn’t be in contracts and we know how much things should cost. The amount of wedding suppliers out there is daunting and it’s our job to know who can give you the best prices and the best results.
We already know the best suppliers in the industry to go to plus we can do searches and checks with all of your chosen suppliers that you have in mind/booked already. We only deal with the most trusted and professional companies as we have to look after our own reputation too.
We will create all the schedules for the run up to the wedding and the timeline of the main event itself which we make sure everyone sticks to. We organise every supplier and liaise with them every step of the way so everything is streamlined and everything runs on time.
All Wedding Planners love lists! Budgets, timelines, guest lists, spreadsheets you name it, we have a template for it and it will cover every detail you can imagine plus lots that you won’t have even thought of! We have lists of questions for each supplier so that you know you are hiring the very best and we even have that all important list for the Photographer so they can get great shots of every important detail throughout the day.
We can make even the most luxurious and stunning Pinterest board come to life within your budget. If you’re not using Pinterest yet or want a visual help with styles and ideas, I have pinned over 7000 images to help others!
Wedding Planners are all about perfection. It takes a long time and a lot of hard work to organise the perfect wedding and we think of all the extra little details that usually get overlooked. We bring couples ideas to life, we make the impossible possible and we don’t even break a sweat!
Surprisingly a big part of our job is negotiation and mediation between family members and friends. Weddings bring out the best and sadly the worst in people. Jealousy, trust issues, estranged family members, crazy mother in laws (MIL) we’ve seen it all. Which is a good thing as we know how to diffuse troublesome situations and help the engaged couple deal with the emotional crap that is sometimes thrown at them. No it’s not fair but emotions will be running high and sometimes it’s great to have a professional come in and make everyone take a step back and get a different perspective.
Hiring a wedding planner is like having your very own PA in the world of weddings. You can have us help you as much as you want, whether it’s for a design consultation, budget planning, wedding day coordination or our full planning packages. If budget allows we can even duplicate your diary and make all of your appointments/meetings/lunches/waxing/spa breaks, you name it, we can help.
Booking a venue with an onsite coordinator is great and very helpful. But remember that’s all they are allowed to do and usually all they can do. They come as part of your wedding package and help you with any questions you have about the venue and types of suppliers you are allowed there. They will usually give you a list of recommended suppliers which can be great as they’ve worked with them before, but be wary as sometimes the venue receives commission from these companies if you hire them, so they might not be the best choice for your wedding. If you haven’t hired a Wedding Planner you will need to do research on these listed companies.
Having a Wedding Planner helping you means you have more time to enjoy your engagement. No-one wants to be sat at their laptop at 2 in the morning searching 500 local Photographers and wondering when everything will feel fun and magical again. You don’t need to shed tears over the seating plan whilst your fiancé is trying to sneak out the door to his mates/pub/quiet corner somewhere. You get one lucky chance to experience this magical and wonderful time in your life, make it fun, happy and stress free!”
So, with this it goes without saying that hiring me as your wedding planner will save you so much time that can be used to focus on your work and family life and not have to worry about your vision not being able to come to life. Something just as valuable in my opinion is that will make the process and the day enjoyable, stress free and see your dream come true in front of your eyes, which is what all brides hope for.
I can help with the organisational side of things, the creative design side, and the admin. I can take ownership of the jobs you would rather not be doing and guide you through every step of the planning process. When you consider that you will probably be planning for at least a year, I think it is important that you are not stressed out or overwhelmed the whole time. Even better, imagine having fun with it.
The focus is very much on the big day so this is easy to overlook what an incredible experience planning it together can be. My services will see to finding and organising all suppliers such as a wedding photographer, the cake even down to the small touches of hair/make up and wedding accessories, also setting up the decorations at the venues down to your wedding touches.
For more information with regards to the variety of services I provide from full packages, partial packages and on the day coordinator click the link below and it will give you further information in these services and the prices.
Hope you enjoyed the read
Emma Louise x