When planning a wedding, there are various levels of preparation for every couple. Some have the entire process thought out from beginning to end, others have some pieces figured out, but still need help, then there are the couples who have no idea where to start, but no matter which category you fall into, hiring a wedding planner is the best thing you can do to ensure your wedding goes as smoothly as possible. Here are 7 reasons why a planner will improve your overall wedding experience.
Your planner will save you stress.
Your planner will save you money.
Planning isn’t always fun.
They will keep you on track.
You are having a destination wedding.
They are Pros.
You can actually enjoy your wedding day!
1. Your planner will save you time and stress
One of the smartest things you can do after getting engaged is getting a wedding planner. Many couples think that they can handle the entirety of the work that goes into planning a wedding, but they don’t realize how much it actually is. There are so many important elements that go into planning a wedding that many might not think of- having a wedding planner to handle the most minute details will let you focus on other things in preparation for your big day. If you need help finding a planner that fits your needs, the Estate at Cherokee Dock has worked with many of Nashville’s top wedding planners and can help you make those connections.
2. Your planner will save you money
One of the biggest reasons why many people don’t consider using a wedding planner is because they feel that the benefits they bring to the table might not match up with the costs. We are here to tell you that it is absolutely worth it! An experienced planner knows all the ins and outs of the industry. They have connections to other professionals, know all the surprise hidden costs, and know how to allocate your budget appropriately to fit your needs. A good wedding planner will easily pay for themselves by saving you both time and money at the end of the day.
3. Planning isn’t always fun
Some aspects of planning a wedding are more enjoyable than others. Picking out a decadent cake, choosing a venue to fit your style, and finding your dream dress are some of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding. However, many people forget about the more menial aspects that go into planning as well. Do you really want to spend hours mapping out a seating chart? Figuring out how you are going to transport all your guests from point A to point B? Ensuring all of your vendor contracts are accounted for? Having a wedding planner will allow you to focus on the exciting details while they take care of all of the behind the scenes work.
4. They will keep you on track
It is extremely easy for your plans to spiral out of control if someone is not there to guide you. A wedding planner will be your guiding hand if you start to go off the deep end when shopping for decorations, brainstorming themes, and searching for inspiration. They will help you stay on track and stay true to your vision for your perfect day. This article has a good read about the author who didn’t hire a planner, but wishes they had. They talk about thinking they knew what vendors they needed, but in reality had a much more difficult time.
5. You are having a destination wedding
You fall in love with a city, you find the perfect venue, and you book the dates…. now what? You need somebody who knows the area inside and out. It is going to be extremely difficult trying to plan a wedding from afar. Not only will a wedding planner have all of that city’s contacts, but they will also know some of the hidden treasures that city has to offer; Nashville, Tennessee (where we are located) is a perfect example of this. The city is a hot spot for bachelorettes, tourists, and party goers,and people are flocking to visit. It is now harder than ever to find accommodations and transportation in Music City, but once you have your planner, you needn’t worry about any of those things, they got you covered!
6. They are pros
Don’t forget why you are considering hiring them in the first place. They are professionals. Planners wake up, and go to sleep with weddings on their mind. They have resources, experience, and insightful feedback to help you on your journey. You will be happy you have them when all your family and friends start to chime in on what they think is best, and get your thoughts all jumbled. Just stop, sit back, and let the professional wedding planner work their magic.