I Just Got Engaged, Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?

The simple answer to this question, YES!  If you want to keep your sanity when planning your wedding the first person you will want to hire is a professional wedding planner

Preparing for a wedding can turn into a full-time job.  If you are a working bride, like many are, this is a huge time commitment that many people can’t take on without serious assistance.  Every element of planning a wedding from interviewing and hiring vendors, choosing décor, and managing family is important and often overwhelming.  A professional wedding planner can help weed through your options and help make the whole process far more enjoyable than struggling to do it all on your own.

Advantages of Hiring A Wedding Planner

Wedding Planners Shoulder the Responsibility

Tasks related to planning a wedding take up a great deal of time.  When you are working full-time and want to still have a social life, you may find that you just don’t have the time it takes to keep up.  When you hire a wedding planner you are handing off the more time-consuming tasks of scheduling appointments, working with vendors, and the nitty-gritty details of the day itself. 

Budgeting and Scheduling

Most couples try to stick to a strict wedding budget when planning a wedding.  Often times brides that are going it alone stop considering the budget as they become overwhelmed and opt for easy over budgeting.  Wedding planners are here to make sure that doesn’t happen.  There is no need to go into extreme debt to have the day you have always envisioned without stress while making it happen.  Because of the relationships that exist between wedding consultants and vendors they are often able to reach deals that brides alone cannot.  On top of scoring big with industry connections they can also help to make sure that vendors scheduling works into your already tight schedule so that you aren’t missing work or social events in order to plan. 

Inside Knowledge and Connections

Wedding planners are in constant contact with a wide range of florists, DJs, bands, stationary experts, bridal salons, hair salons, photographers, and videographers. After listening to what you want for your day, they can match you with vendors they know jive with your vibe.  This means that you, as a bride, don’t have to spend hours searching Google, scheduling appointments, and sifting through it all.  Another benefit, the connection that wedding planners have with vendors.  This will help with negotiations, paperwork, and contracts.  Fundamentals of wedding planning that need to occur but that don’t need you stressing over them.

New Ideas

Many new brides have file folders of Pinterest pictures of their ideal wedding.  Sometimes they get stuck in a rut thinking about only these visions of the perfect event and forget to stop and consider new, original ideas that can’t be found on Pinterest.  From unique centerpieces, memorable desserts, custom vows, wedding planners are perfect at bouncing ideas back and forth with their brides.  Brainstorming with a professional is priceless.

Priceless Advice and Day of Assistance

A wedding planner is a best friend without the overly close connection.  This is a priceless investment.  Believe is or not, your best friend will not want to hear about your wedding non-stop from the minute you get engaged until your big day.  A wedding planner however, it is their job to be as obsessed about your wedding day as you are.  They can help with meddling mothers-in-law, dramatic divorced parents, bridal shower disagreements, appropriate dates, and everything in between.  When the big day comes a wedding planner literally makes sure you are stress free and that the day you have planned comes to light without a hitch.  She will be there for issues, if they happen to occur, so that you have nothing to worry about expect meeting your best friend at the end of the aisle and committing your lives to one another.

Event Planning DC provides full event planning, partial event planning, month-of (day-of) event coordination, event styling/design and decorating services throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia, with access to local and national vendors who may provide additional services suitable for your event and budget.  We pride ourselves on providing only the highest quality event coordination, giving you and your guests the perfect day, no matter what the occasion including exclusive corporate and non-profit events, weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, community events and milestone celebrations.  More information can be found online at https://www.eventplanningdc.com.

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