You are planning a wedding. Wedding planning is a HUGE deal and there is much to be done. You might have so many questions right now— questions about your budget, questions about your venue, photographer, dress, the works! One of the first things you may ask yourself is whether or not you should hire a wedding planner. I am not going to sit here and tell you that you need a wedding planner. I believe that every couple is different and has unique needs. I hope I can help you decide whether or not a wedding planner will be right for you.
So, how can a wedding planner help you?
Wedding planners are coordinate experts, the best at what they do! They know all of the best local vendors in the area and can save you the time of Googling, combing through reviews trying to determine who is best at what they do. Not only will a wedding planner’s skill help you save time, but it will also help things to run as smoothly as possible on your wedding day. A wedding planner can recommend vendors that work well together and be the best match for you! First-hand experiences with vendors are more trustworthy than even extensive online research. They will schedule meetings with vendors, help with the small details, and help to check off items on what may seem like a never-ending to-do list. From table settings to timelines, a wedding planner has the inside knowledge you need to plan your wedding easily. Coordinating a beautiful collaboration of florists, designers, venues, rentals, and caterers is just one of the many things a wedding planner can bring to the table.
Wedding planners are also design extraordinaires. As much design as you can do from your wedding Pinterest boards, wedding planners are professionals with an eye for design. While you have the perfect image of what your wedding should look like, getting it down in concrete terms can be a little more complicated. Your wedding planner will go through all the glorious details you’ve planned up and try to make your dreams a reality. A good wedding planner is a professional at listening to what you want, going over the notes you already have made, and getting the big picture down before filling in the nitty-gritty details. You will probably walk away from your in-person consultation with your wedding planner already relieved at how much major planning is already done and off your plate.
Another amazing thing wedding planners do is they help you to manage your wedding budget wisely. They can recommend areas where you can save on cost to get the higher price-tag items you are drooling over. A wedding planner knows all of the little things that need to be budgeted and might be forgotten about otherwise. Just the industry knowledge alone means that wedding planners know of services and vendors available at all different price points and can recommend the ones that best fit your budget.
The Bottom Line
A wedding planner can help coordinate, design, and budget your wedding, leaving you focused on the getting-married part. There are many professional skills a wedding planner can bring to the table to help your vision come to life. They simply have more experience than a bride and family and friends. Wedding planning should be a wonderful time in your life, so no matter if you choose to do the work yourself or hire a planner to help out, I hope that things go smoothly for you! I know a thing or two about the wedding planning scene here in Lubbock as well, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! Happy wedding planning!