What an exciting time! You just got engaged and you now have the opportunity to plan the wedding of your dreams. As thrilling as this might sound, many couples become extremely overwhelmed with the process, the time required, the research and the differences of opinion. This is supposed to be the most memorable time of your life, however, without an expert to help facilitate your wishes and orchestrate the details, it often becomes a grueling time for the couples, the families involved and also the wedding party.
While hiring a Wedding Planner may appear to add additional cost to your overall wedding budget, the benefits can far exceed the cost allowing you to streamline your costs. The great news is that The Herrington Inn offers our highly experienced Wedding Planner as part of each Wedding Package. Even better! So, what are the benefits of having a Wedding Planner at your fingertips? Here are the top ten reasons why?
1. Trained Professional
A good Wedding planner has a vast knowledge of all items related to weddings. The planner has seen it all and can eliminate regrets from being a first-timer! Many couples go into the wedding planning process without knowing the first thing about timelines and all the necessary details. Wedding Planners can save the preventable disasters down the road.
2. Eliminate the Stress
One reason many couples opt to higher a planner is lack of time. Weddings are difficult to plan on your own and the planning is not always as fun as it sounds. Having a Wedding Planner is like having a personal assistant who is there to do all of the calling, ordering, and looking after details that you may not have time to deal with. They help eliminate the stress and worries so you enjoy this exciting time.
3. Share the Latest Trends
They are also up on the latest trends, traditions and etiquette and can assist with everything from updating your Facebook account to assisting with virtual wedding guests.
4. Budget Advising
While many might see a Wedding Planner as unnecessary luxury, it has been proven that a good Wedding Planner can help you actually save five to 10 percent on your wedding. A Wedding Planner has time to comparison shop, help you understand your options, provide alternatives and keep you on budget.
5. Assist with the Entire Process
Another reason to hire a wedding planner is to assist with the entire process, which can, for some be a year or more. With so many details and requirements to string together, a Wedding Planner has the years of experience to smoothly make your ideas and wishes become a reality.
6. Instill Organization
Organization skills are a must when it comes to planning a wedding that runs like clockwork. Your Wedding Planner will have a game plan, an organized checklist in place—every step of the way. From timelines, appointment schedules, and itineraries, every moment will be documented and well-planned to put you at easy and to orchestrate the perfect wedding for you!
7. Creative Guidance
While you might have a particular theme or color palette in mind, a Wedding Planner has the creativity and experience to enhance your ideas and details—evolving your ideas into something more grandiose and spectacular. She can come up with options you hadn’t thought of or didn’t even know existed.
8. Well Connected
Wedding Planners have many valuable connections and receive significant discounts on a variety of services and items. They have first-hand knowledge of the vendors in the area that are reliable, affordable, and provide the best product and service for your special day.
9. Keep the Peace
A Wedding Planner can tactfully run interference between the wedding couple and opinionated relatives. Their job isn’t to share their opinions or give advice like your friends and family, they assist you in finding your own desires and to have the wedding of your dreams. The Wedding Planner isn’t there to control, but to offer guidance.
10. Attention to Detail
Hiring a wedding planner can offer the couple a great deal of support during what can be a stressful time and offer attention to detail that you just can’t get from anyone else. They are trained professionals and notice things that you won’t have time for or others may miss.