So you’re recently engaged! Congratulations!! Now it’s time to plan your dream wedding day! You find yourself sitting on your bed with a “Wedding Planning” binder trying to figure out what to do first. The hours are burning late into the night and before you know it, you have to be at work in less than 5 hours!
The next week you’re on the phone and sending emails to all kinds of vendors trying to get details on their services, setting up meetings, and realizing you have no idea what kind of wedding budget you even have. Your wedding planning is quickly becoming A LOT more work than you thought, stressful, and not at all what you thought it would be. That’s probably pretty typically of many new brides, so don’t feel bad.
The truth is, wedding planning is actually a lot of hard work and very long hours to pull everything together seemingly perfect for one incredible day you will never forget. Fortunately for you, there are people that dedicate their lives to doing just that and many are damn good at it!
Before you pull all your hair out, here are 10 reasons why you should hire a great wedding planner. Don’t hire a bad wedding planner either. You deserve a freaking awesome one!
YOU’RE NOT A WEDDING PLANNER
You’ve probably already discovered, you are not a wedding planner. Most brides have never planned a wedding, they may have been to a few, but planning a wedding is no easy job. It’s also not the same as planning a kids birthday party. There are so many details that go into planning a wedding that you would probably never even think of. A freaking awesome wedding planner has put together incredible weddings a hundred times. They know all of the right people, the bad vendors, the amazing vendors, the latest trends, they are organized, they listen, they have a system in place for everything, and most importantly, they know how to put it all together. Also, since you’re not a wedding planner, that doesn’t mean your friends or family are either.
BUDGET? WHAT’S THAT?
Weddings can be expensive and setting and sticking to a budget is extremely important. A freaking awesome wedding planner is like a financial advisor there to help you get the best use of your money, make sure everyone is paid on time, and keep you in line. They know exactly how much things currently cost in the wedding industry, where the best use of your money is, like hiring an awesome wedding photographer, and ensuring you don’t overspend on those $20 a pop mason jars.
YOUR TIME IS BETTER SPENT WITH YOUR PARTNER, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS
I think this is pretty straight forward, but your time is better spent with the love of your life, your family, and your friends. I don’t know many people who would rather sit around on a computer all day looking for the perfect decor, researching different vendors, doing a ton of reviews, hoping you are making the right choices, and stressing about every detail. Here again, a freaking awesome wedding planner will take care of all that for you and all you have to do is relax and say yes or no to the different options they present to you.
YOU ALREADY HAVE A FULL TIME JOB
Going along with the last one, most people already have a full time job and don’t need or want a second one. Hire a freaking awesome wedding planner and now you have your own personal wedding assistant to take care of all the details for you.
EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION
One thing many newly engaged couples deal with is all of their family and friends opinions on what you should do for your wedding. Regardless of who’s paying, your wedding day is yours, and you should do what you’d like. A freaking awesome wedding planner will help set everyone’s expectations and give you the best options that will make everyone happy.
MAKE YOUR VISION A REALITY
Creating your dream wedding can be harder to make reality than you think. Or maybe you have way too many incredible ideas and are struggling which direction to go with. Better yet, maybe you want your wedding to happen in the middle of the night! A freaking awesome wedding planner can turn your dream into a reality with expert and experienced ease. They can even provide you with amazing ideas you didn’t see on Pinterest!
THERE IS ONLY ONE OF YOU
A lot of couples will get ready at one location, have the ceremony at another, and the reception at a third. Even if you are having your ceremony and reception at the same place, it can be a hard job trying to oversee everything to make it all setup, on-time, and ready to go. You have better things to deal with like getting ready and getting married, so let a freaking awesome wedding planner handle everything else.
YOU SHOULD BE 100% PRESENT FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY
Probably the most important aspect, your wedding day only happens once and it can never be repeated, so why not invest in a freaking awesome wedding planner who can free you up from every responsibility other than enjoying yourself and taking in every moment. You need to be focused on your partner, getting married, and loving every moment with all of your family and friends. You do not need to be stressed and trying to figure out if the tables and chairs are set up, the candles are lit, or if the cake has arrived.
YOU ARE HAVING A DESTINATION WEDDING
If you think planning a local wedding is hard, try a destination wedding or planning a wedding while you are living in one state and your partner is living in another! We do A LOT of out-of-state and destination weddings and photographed couples in both situations a number of times and it is for sure a lot more difficult. A freaking awesome wedding planner can handle these situations like magician with a rabbit. Now you see it, BAM… it’s flawless!
YOU STILL DON’T THINK YOU NEED OR WANT A WEDDING PLANNER
If you would still rather plan your own wedding or you really just can’t afford a wedding planner, then take the rings (slight pun there), and do it! Maybe you’re are great at planning, enjoy it, and it really won’t be too much for you. If you do nothing else, at least get a Day of Coordinator to help you stay sane. They will help you with your timeline, rehearsal, keeping everything organized and on-time on your big day, and other aspects of your wedding.
My name is Matt Druin and I’m an Atlanta wedding photographer that specializes in unique, offbeat weddings for all awesome people! Not only do I shoot amazing Atlanta weddings, but I also travel frequently for destination weddings, and weddings all over, with no travel fees in the US for amazing wedding photography. I also shoot Atlanta engagement sessions for newly engaged couples. I’ve even been known to travel, and far, for engagement sessions too! Plus, we have our amazing photo booth, Booth Riot!
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