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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Arias

Is Getting A Wedding Planner Worth It?

So why do I even need a wedding planner? What do they actually do? All of these questions might be going through your head as you begin planning your wedding, but I am here to give you the whole scoop on planners and your wedding day.

At first thought, hiring a wedding planner might seem like a luxurious splurge. Of course, having someone to make your big day run as smoothly as possible might seem like a good idea, but at what cost? When it comes to making the most of your budget, a wedding planner can actually help you save more on your bottom line. Experts suggest setting aside 5-10% of your wedding budget for a wedding planner. Doing so goes far beyond convenience — in the end, a wedding planner helps couples save money and time while providing peace of mind on their wedding day.

Wedding planners help couples take their wedding ideas to reality from start to finish with every detail managed and years of experience to make sure nothing is overlooked or forgotten: From helping to find a venue to sourcing and managing all vendors, wedding planners make the process smoother and allow for couples to focus on the fun, their family and loved ones.

Behind the scenes, wedding planners spend a lot of time building relationships with fellow vendors. Even if vendors don't offer us discounts, we know they will always go the extra mile for us —like more flowers or photos—which results in a great wedding.

Believe it or not, a wedding planner can be the gatekeeper to accessing the top vendors for your big day. A little-known fact is some vendors turn down weddings when the couple doesn't have a planner. For vendors who have been in the industry, it makes a huge difference when there is a planner because they can focus on what they are actually hired for.

Many venues also require couples to have a wedding planner and coordinator to book in the first place. Sure, this perk might not save you money upfront, but it’s priceless to get your dream location.

We’re not going to sugarcoat it for you: staying on budget is more difficult than it seems. One moment, you’re looking to upgrade your table settings. And, the next? You’re thousands of dollars above budget. While there are plenty of ways to keep yourself from sliding down this slippery slope, a wedding planner can definitely help.

As you may have noticed your busy schedule doesn’t come to a screeching halt when you’re planning your wedding. Many couples are juggling the wedding-planning process with demanding jobs, a laundry list of chores, and personal obligations. Fortunately, a wedding planner can help you save on your most invaluable currency: time. Since your wedding planner is spearheading the entire process, you can spend your newfound free time cleaning your apartment or whipping up a home-cooked meal. (Think of all that money you’ll save on takeout!) And, above all, you’ll be able to spend the entire wedding day savoring those special moments.

A Few Reasons Why You Might Want To Hire A Wedding Planner

  • If you and your partner have different dreams for the wedding

  • If you don't have the time to plan a wedding

  • If you're dealing with outside opinions

  • If you're hosting a destination wedding

  • If you want to be intentional with who you hire

  • If you want to simply enjoy your wedding day


If you are excited to start planning your wedding and are ready to begin working with me click HERE for a complimentary consultation!

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