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Working with a Wedding Planner


 

Introduction

Planning a wedding can turn into a nightmarishly bad experience for any couple, but especially the bride. I’d guess about 9 out of 10 times, it’s the bride over the groom that’s planning their wedding! He’s probably not startled awake at 2 AM after having a bad dream that the custom engraved glasses were misspelled and were in the wrong color. He’s not having to return a certain undergarment because it showed creases under the satin fabric of the ‘bid-day’ dress. Nope. It’s usually the bride who’s fastening the golden clips for this ride! 


From choosing the perfect venue to coordinating with vendors, there are countless decisions to be made and details to be taken care of for the dream day. This is where a professional wedding planner can truly be a lifesaver. Hence me, Leece Bachman, writing this blog post! I’ll discuss the amazing benefits of hiring a professional wedding planner for your big day. No offense to your aunt, she’s pretty cool, but she needs to be in your photos - so she can’t do it all. From saving you money, time and stress to helping you create your dream come true wedding, a professional wedding planner can make the entire process way smoother and a lot more fun.


Benefits of Working with a Professional Wedding Planner

What does that even mean, ‘professional’? Can’t anyone who’s ever watched a romcom say they know how to put together a wedding? Short answer, sure - why not? Real life answer, HECK NO! Is your aunt amazing and she loves you tons? Yes. Has she worked dozens of different weddings at a bunch of different places and knows the venue staff, the vendors and all of their info? She understands how much the travel fees for the florist will cost and that you can’t put the eucalyptus in the food fridge because it will make everything taste like, well, eucalyptus?


Your aunt is awesome. We love her. But she needs to be in your photos, handing your parents tissues, helping your brother and cousins get their boutonnieres pinned on and then go help grandpa find his chair instead of standing around talking with your best friend’s dad. Just saying.


One of the primary benefits of working with a wedding planner, especially a certified event planner or certified wedding planner, is the amount of time and stress they can save you. Planning a wedding can be an incredibly time-consuming task, and it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the details. A professional wedding planner can take care of all the ‘I didn’t know that’ aspects of wedding planning, such as finding and booking vendors, arranging and  managing the budget, and creating and coordinating the timeline. This allows you, the gorgeous bridge, to focus on the more enjoyable aspects of your big day, such as choosing your dream dress and designing the beautiful decor.


Another huge benefit of working with a wedding planner is their expertise in wedding planning. They have years of experience and industry knowledge, which means they know the ins and outs of planning a wedding. They can offer valuable advice and recommendations, helping you make informed decisions that align with your vision for your big day. Whether it's finding the perfect venue that fits your budget or selecting the right vendors that match your style, a wedding planner can guide you through the process and ensure that every detail is taken care of. For instance, if you hired my husband - he could tell you the insides and outsides of everything baseball and college admin related. But if you asked him what time your photographer should do the ‘golden hour’ photos, he’d freeze. Are you doing photos before cocktail hour? Is your ceremony at 11 AM or 3:30 PM? How long is your ceremony? Do you have bridal party members you want in your ‘golden hour’ photos or is it just you and your love? Exactly. That’s why you need a professional wedding planner. To work with you, and your photographer, to answer those questions! Otherwise, you might as well hire my husband (who actually would do a pretty good job because he’s been around me for way too long)!!


Create Your Dream Wedding with a Wedding Planner

Every couple has a vision of their dream wedding, but it’s typically the bride whos been dreaming of this day for a while. The vision is great, but bringing that vision to life can be an olympic task. This is where a wedding planner can take the button and run. They have the creativity and expertise to take your ideas and turn them into a reality. Whether you envision a rustic outdoor wedding or a glamorous ballroom affair, a wedding planner can help you choose the perfect theme, design the decor and floorplan, and create a cohesive look and feel for your wedding day.



Along with helping you design your dream wedding, a wedding planner can also assist with budget planning and management. They have the experience and background knowledge in working with various budgets and can help you allocate your pennies wisely. From negotiating with vendors to finding cost-effective alternatives, a wedding planner can help ensure that you get the most bang for your buck. This not only helps you stay within your budget limits but also allows you to go nuts on the big things that really matter to you. Like a downpayment on a house or a car, or a honeymoon, or not paying off debt until your 89. Affordability is key when it comes to wedding planning! 


Day-of Role for the Wedding Planner

On the day of your wedding, aka ‘day-of’, the last thing you want to worry about is the logistics and coordination, mainly because you’re the one getting married. This is where the role of a wedding planner becomes a crucial aspect of your wedding day. They will oversee every single part of your wedding day, including parts you don’t know about or have ever thought about, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and according to plan. From coordinating with vendors and managing the timeline to handling any pop-up issues that may arise, a wedding planner will be your go-to person for all things wedding-related. This allows you to relax and really enjoy your elegant event without any stress or worries.


It’s not just the logistical role they carry, but a wedding planner can also act as a mediator and problem solver. This is where having a background in mental and behavioral health, along with being a former counselor, comes in handy! Weddings can be emotional and stressful occasions, and tensions can sometimes arise between family members or vendors. A professional wedding planner can step in and handle any conflicts or issues that may arise, allowing you to focus on dancing your heart out, or eating those yummy cupcakes, or just sitting there with your partner holding hands. Wedding planners have the experience and professionalism to handle any situation with grace and diplomacy, ensuring that your wedding day is a harmonious and joyful occasion for everyone involved. That’s why they’re there on the day-of. So that you, the bride, don’t have to do all the things!


Conclusion: Hiring a Wedding Planner is Definitely Worth It

It’s pretty simple, hiring a professional wedding planner is definitely worth it. Not only are you saving yourself time, but you're saving yourself from stress, from feeling way over whelmed, and you're also saving yourself some time. Now booking that pedicure doesn’t seem so far fetched because Leece, your wedding planner, took care of the contract agreement with the florist and you saved $100 by not having a full bouquet of roses for your tiny flower girl! 


From saving you time and stress to helping you create your dream wedding, a professional wedding planner can make the entire process much smoother and more enjoyable. They have the expertise and industry knowledge to guide you through every step of the planning process, ensuring that every detail is taken care of. On the day-of your wedding, a wedding planner will be there to oversee everything and handle any unexpected issues, allowing you to relax and fully enjoy your special day. So if you're a bride-to-be who doesn’t want to be stressed out to the max but you’re  looking to save some cash and have an unforgettable wedding, I highly recommend hiring a professional wedding planner today. 

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Work with Leece and her team at Elegant Events by Leece for a wedding experience that exceeds your dreams and expectations. Learn more about Leece's affordable in-person and virtual wedding planning packages and book a free consultation today!

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