It is certainly possible to DIY your wedding. There is an abundant amount of information available to you including checklists, guides, articles, and more to assist you through the process. However, it can be time-consuming, especially if you have a full-time job too! Not to mention the stress of planning the most important day of your life and ensuring you haven’t forgotten anything important!
When it comes to hiring a wedding planner, there are many routes you can take according to your budget and level of service. We are big believers in hiring a wedding planner to ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible so you can relax and soak in every moment of your special day! Here we are sharing 5 reasons you should hire a wedding planner.
As mentioned above, planning a wedding is time-consuming, to say the least. You’ve most likely never planned a wedding before, you have no idea where to start, and you’re getting emails left right and center from wedding venues, vendors, and friends and family asking for details.
A wedding planner can take most (if not all) of this off your hands. They can do the research into possible venues for you to get married at based on your vision, they can recommend vendors that they’ve worked with before and narrow them down based on their offerings, and they can make calls, send emails, and gather information for you. Doesn’t this just sound like a dream compared to trying to do all of this as well as work a full-time job? Yeah, we think so too.
Following on from our points above, as well as finding the time for all of these moving elements, you also have to keep track of them…yikes! Investing in wedding planning services means that they can map out a timeline for the lead-up to your wedding and let you know what you need to be doing at what stage. For example, letting you know when you need to send out save the dates, when you need to get your marriage licenses, if you need a permit and when to apply for it, etc. They will take care of all of these points and make them easy to digest for you so that you feel on track and in safe hands the whole time.
This could be a big one for couples thinking “are wedding planners worth it?”. If it’s important to you for your wedding to reflect who you are as a couple, how you met, or a particular theme that you want to adopt for your day, a wedding design service (which a lot of wedding planners offer including our preferred planner – Ashlie Muller Celebrations) will make sure this vision comes to life.
Think about how you’d like the venue to be decorated, what your centerpieces and favors are going to consist of, if you’re having a color scheme, if you need to give your guests a dress code, and so on. The list is pretty endless, we won’t lie to you, but one of the benefits of hiring a wedding planner is that they can look at every aspect for you and tie it all together, whilst communicating with you as they go.
In our opinion, this is one of the most important reasons why you need a wedding planner. On your wedding day, the last thing you want to be doing is worrying about it all falling together and checking if things have arrived, if your flowers are in the right place, if your guests are where they should be, etc. You should be focusing on enjoying every single second of your day and celebrating.
When people say to us “should I hire a wedding planner?” we always ask them to envision what they want their day to look like, and explain how a planner can make that happen for them. If you want your guests to have a nice time, for your vendors to know where they’re setting up, and for your photographer to be capturing everything you want them to, all whilst you and your partner enjoy the day to the absolute fullest, then we believe that hiring a wedding planner is a very good choice.
You’ve just got engaged and you’re planning a wedding – you should be over the moon, right?! Sadly, this isn’t the case for a lot of couples as they soon become overwhelmed and stressed with all of the things that need doing. The budgeting, organizing, communicating, and decision-making all become too much and can easily take the joy straight out of planning your wedding.
Using a wedding planner can make you excited again and share the load with someone who’s a professional and who does this every day. They’ll know all the answers to your questions, they can support you, and they can make your dream wedding come true.
Here at Koury Farms, we strongly recommend hiring a wedding planner, and we work closely with Ashlie Muller Celebrations. Ashlie offers full event planning, design, and production of every detail; so you can enjoy time doing what you love, with who you love most.
She has planned many weddings here at Koury Farms and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking to hire a wedding planner for their big day.
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October 14, 2022