Why hire a wedding planner?

I’m always asked by inquiring brides and grooms; what are the major benefits of hiring a wedding planner for the big day? I recently shared my thoughts with the lovely Allison Parker, and she was kind enough to feature me on her blog this week for her Wedding Wednesday post. Follow the link here for the full blog post and to learn more about Allison Parker Photography. I’m a huge fan of hers and truly enjoyed working together this past wedding season.

So… why should you consider hiring a wedding planner?

  1. Fully enjoy and be present for the best day of your life.
    Leave your worries to the professionals! A wedding planner will keep the day running smoothly, troubleshooting every minor snag and ensuring the timeline is being followed. So when your favourite-but-clumsy cousin knocks over a hurricane vase 5 minutes before the ceremony begins, it will be cleaned up before you even know about it! You’ll be truly enjoying every little moment, knowing that your wedding is in good hands.
  2. Get access to expert advice throughout the planning process.
    Because, face it, you have probably never hosted such a large event before, and that’s okay! A wedding planner will create floor plans, organize itineraries, answer all your questions – big and small – and provide tips and tricks that can save you time and money! Are you wondering what size table linens to order, or the best type of fabric to avoid wrinkles? From the ideal quantity of alcohol to purchase for your guests, to all types of wedding etiquette questions, hiring a wedding planner will be your immediate answer guide.
  3. Give your friends & family a break!
    Your friends and family will be more than happy to help you out on your wedding day, but wouldn’t you rather have them enjoying every moment right alongside you? Instead of asking your future sis-in-law to assemble your DIY centrepieces, organize place cards and place a guest favour on each place setting the morning of the wedding, have a wedding planner take care of these details for you! Day-of Coordination packages are the perfect option for the couple who need a hand executing the personal elements of their day.
  4. Details, details, details.
    On the day of your wedding, it’s important to have an expert looking out for your overall vision and making sure that the things most important to you go off without a hitch. Hiring a wedding planner means that there will be oversight on all the vendors you have hired and personal elements you have planned. There’s nothing more valuable than having a professional with attention to detail making sure every little aspect is exactly as it should be!


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