Do You Really Need A Wedding Planner?

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Everything you need to know about hiring a planner

The saying goes, “you don’t know what you’re missing until you’ve tried it and once you try it, you’d probably wished you tried it sooner.” We’ve all been here before, whether it was the food we were nervous to try and fell in love with it; or an experience that was scary then immediately became worthwhile after being accomplished. There’s a lot to say about trying the things you don’t think you need but that may ultimately save you time, money, and create happiness and peace within your life.

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Wedding planning falls in that unexpectant category. These positions are one of the most underrated positions in the market. Studies have found that newly engaged couples are so excited to embark on their new journey that they don’t put too much thought into wedding planning until it’s too late. From the outside looking in, weddings can appear so simple because of the ceremony and reception fun. But in actuality, many brides have expressed that planning their wedding without a wedding planner was one of the most difficult and stressful things they had ever done. BRIDES magazine agreed and created a list of 50 top mistakes brides make while planning their own wedding. In a nutshell, it would be wise to hire a company that is skilled in areas to help you eliminate errors and mistakes. For example, you pay companies to file your taxes, health professionals to diagnose you, or a real estate agent to help you find a house. The same goes for a wedding.

Your wedding day and the journey leading up to your wedding should be enjoyed every step of the way. It should not be filled with stress, uncertainty, and heavy responsibility. Today, many brides are discovering the values of hiring a wedding planner. Wedding planners have become the “go-to” person for all wedding advice.

Here are four reasons why you should look for a wedding planner to help you with your wedding journey.

#1 They Ease Your Stress

Wedding planners are skilled professionals who collect an inventory of every type of vendor you will need on your wedding day. From the venue location to the food and photography, wedding experts are equipped in laying the “red carpet” of options at your feet. The best part is wedding planners have much experience and history with most of the vendors in your area. As a result, they can recommend the top vendors who are the most dependable, timely, and produce quality work. This accessibility saves you the stress of sifting through hundreds of google reviews trying to locate the perfect vendor.

Save yourself the frustration by sitting down with a wedding consultant and let them provide you with everything you need for your wedding day needs, budget, and style.

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#2 They Free Up Your time

And time is money, so hiring a wedding expert can help you save on both! Once a budget is set, wedding planners will find all you need within your designated budget. You can spend more of your personal time enjoying your daily life without the consumption of wedding planning. Organizing and facilitating your own wedding is a full-time job and if you are already working a 9 to 5, adding an event planning job will have you working around the clock. A wedding article stated that wedding planners can clock up to 250 hours of planning for your wedding. This type of workload can turn something that is supposed to be fun into an unbearable and tiresome situation.

Furthermore, if you’re too tired to make correct executive decisions, 9 times out of 10, you’ll end up spending more than anticipated and not being too happy with your final product. Allowing a professional to guide you through this journey will create the space you need to make a great wedding experience.

#3 You Should Enjoy Your Wedding Day

Your wedding day only comes once, so ask yourself if you really want to spend your day chasing around vendors, organizing your bridal party, and keeping track of everyone’s timelines? Your wedding day should be blissfully engaging having the certainty that everything is taking care of for you. Your wedding planner will allow you to enjoy your wedding from the beginning to the end almost like being a guest at your wedding.

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#4 They Can Provide a Voice of Reason

While planning your wedding, you will need people who are not biased with their own wedding agenda. Many engaged couples’ family and friends are also excited for the wedding day that they can be overwhelming with their own personal thoughts and ideas. However, wedding experts are hired to help the bride and groom make the best choices for their wedding without crumbling to the needs and wants of their family and friends. As fact, many wedding-related decisions should be non-emotional and based on the facts of the planning.

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Although there are many more reasons why wedding experts are helpful, these four reasons provide more detail when navigating the option for hiring a planner. You only get married once, so investing in the help you need will aid in making your special day cheerful and memorable.

If you’re located in New York, Miami, New Jersey, DMV or Philadelphia areas and looking for a wedding planner, ILÉ Events is a wedding planning company that makes your wedding planning journey fun. With their wide variety of networks, vendors, and relationships, ILÉ Events will take your wedding to the next level. Their team of expert planners and concierge services has labeled them one of the best planning companies in the Tri-State.

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Written by:

Davida P. Jones

Chief Editor

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