5 Reasons to Consider Hiring a Professional Wedding Planner

Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Managing Wedding |

"wedding planner"As someone who is newly engaged, you may have wondered about hiring a wedding planner. Is it really necessary to do so? While it may not be necessary, it can certainly be beneficial. Wedding planners can not only reduce the stress that comes with getting married, but may even save you money. Here are just five reasons to consider hiring a professional wedding planner.

There’s Less Stress

Many Americans live hectic lifestyles. This means there’s a good chance you are simply too busy to plan the finer details of your own wedding. Don’t feel guilty though. Wouldn’t you rather everything be perfect than to rush through the process on your own? A wedding planner can ask you questions and help you create the most wonderful wedding you’ve ever dreamed of.

Join the Inner Circle

With a wedding planner on your side, you can get in touch with some of the best companies in the wedding planning business. Whether that means the bakery that previously turned you down or the dress shop that is by appointment only, a wedding planner usually has friends in high places. This gives you access to some of the best caterers, dress shops and bakeries in the area.

Get the Best Deals

The average person can’t walk into a bakery and get a deal on a wedding cake. However, a wedding planner that visits the bakery several times per week can. This is because the bakery gets so much business from the wedding planner that they are willing to offer a discount. The same goes for many other businesses in the wedding industry.

Ability to Schedule Planning

Another great aspect of hiring a wedding planner is the ability to schedule time to work on the wedding. Just like you schedule meetings with business associates, you’ll be able to schedule times for cake tastings and invitation selection. This can be very beneficial for those on the go.

It’s What They Do

Last, but not least, weddings are what wedding planners do. While you may want to create the perfect wedding, chances are you’ve never done it before and there’s a lot to know. It can not only become overwhelming, but frustrating. With a wedding planner on your side, everything plays out perfectly.

A wedding planner may seem costly, but the benefits are well worth it. In fact, you may make the money back on what you pay the wedding planner by the amount of discounts she’s able to get. Either way, if you want a stress-free wedding, your best bet is to hire a wedding planner.

About the Author: Ali Vanhyning hired a wedding planner to help her find San Francisco wedding venues, hire vendors, and even to help her choose her wedding colors. The planner took all the stress off of her shoulders and she had a great time planning and enjoying her special day.