9 Reasons To Hire A Wedding Planner

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Jul 25 2020

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Planning a large wedding can be very stressful. There are dozens of decisions to made, from the types of food being served through to the flower arrangements and decorations.

To avoid the stress of planning a large wedding, many couples will hire a wedding planner. But is the additional expense really worth it? To help you decide, here are 9 reasons why hiring a wedding planner is a great idea.


#1 - Budget Management

Many couples find budget managementto be the most difficult part of planning a wedding. It isn’t easy for a novice to successfully allocate their resources in the best way possible and avoid going over-budget.


A wedding planner has years of experience managing the financial aspects of weddings. They can ensure that the cost of your wedding doesn’t exceed your budget and will spend money in a way that gets the most “bang for your buck”. They will prioritise the elements that matter the most and identify ways to save money.


#2 - A Wedding Planner Can Save You Money

Couples often shy away from using a wedding planner because they are concerned about the additional cost. After all, why pay someone else to do a job you could probably handle yourself?


However, they don’t appreciate the cost savings that a wedding planner can provide. Most wedding planners have long-term relationships with venues and vendors. They can use these connections to negotiate a lower price on contracts. In many cases, the cost of a wedding planner is much lower than the savings that they can achieve.


#3 - You Can Relax On Your Big Day

When you have a wedding planner, you know that someone is working hard to ensure the event runs smoothly. They will direct vendors around the venue, deal with logistical problems, and handle any last minute emergencies.


Having them take care of any issues that arise means you can relax and focus on enjoying your big day. This will make the event much more enjoyable and help you avoid any feelings of stress or anxiety.


#4 - Saves Time

If you are unfamiliar with the process of planning large-scale events, simple tasks like negotiating a contract with a vendor can be very time consuming. A wedding planner can take care of these types of tasks in a fraction of the time, which helps all of the aspects of your wedding come together much sooner.


#5 - They Can Bring Your Vision To Life
You may have a vision of romantic and rustic wedding, where guests can really relax and be themselves. But turning this vision into a reality may not be easy. A wedding planner is skilled at taking an idea, then find the perfect venue, musical options, decorations, bar setup, and ambiance to make it work.


#6 - They Can Help With Venue Management

Wedding planners are very experienced when it comes to working with venue owners. They know how to negotiate with a venue, which can help you secure better terms on your venue contract. A wedding planner also understand how easily a venue can be decorated to achieve a certain aesthetic, which helps you choose a venue that is suitable for your wedding’s theme.


#7 - A Wedding Planner Can Take Care Of The Clean Up

Wedding planners can manage post-event tasks like cleaning the venue, paying vendors, distributing guest gift bags, and so on. You can simply walk out the door and begin your honeymoon without dealing with any post-event logistics.


#8 - A Great Source Of Ideas And Inspiration

An experienced wedding planner has performed thousands of hours of wedding-related research and attended hundreds of weddings. Their vast knowledge makes them the perfect sounding board for your ideas. They can also share useful tips and their own sources of inspiration. With their guidance, your wedding is guaranteed to be an exciting and memorable event.


#9 - Keeps a Tight Schedule

Having a wedding planner on board will ensure that your big day remains on schedule, which is absolutely critical when dealing with vendors and venues.


I hope you found this article informative. If you have any questions, please contact 1 Entertainment on 0207 193 8029.Our team of experienced event planners will help you plan the wedding of your dreams.