Whether you’re the type of bride who loves the planning process or a bride who has no idea where to start, investing in a wedding planner for your day is one of the best decisions you can make. Hiring a wedding planner doesn’t mean you don’t know what you’re doing. It also doesn’t mean that you’re incapable. Hiring a wedding planner allows you to sit back and actually be present for every moment. While in the background, they have things under control, trouble shoot, and keep the night going. I could go on and on about all the reasons I think you should hire a wedding planner but for time’s sake, I’ll share the most important.
1. They will help you AND your family enjoy your day.
You might be thinking about asking a friend or your mom to take charge of the planning and coordination for your day. Starting the wedding planning process with your mom can be SO fun. But once you get to the wedding day, that can have a huge impact on how much your mom or your friend gets to enjoy your day. There have been times when the mother of the bride has taken over the entire planning process, only to miss hanging out with her daughter most of the day and missing several moments because she was setting up instead of being present. Investing in a planner to take charge, troubleshoot and make decisions (so you don’t have to) will allow you to soak up every moment with your loved ones. And you deserve that!!
2. They can help you create and spend your budget efficiently.
It’s hard to know where to begin with a wedding budget. Hiring a wedding planner who can help you know where to start and assist in how to divide up your budget based on your priorities will be a huge life saver. When you’re planning your wedding, it’s so easy to continue buying things you think you need and then all of a sudden you’ve maxed our your budget. Hiring a wedding planner can help you save in the long run.
3. They will help bring your vision to life.
A true planner and designer will get to know you as a couple and be able to help you nail down your vision. By learning more about you as a couple and what’s important to you, they will curate a design and overall aesthetic that is personalized to you.
4. They are experts at handling wedding day issues.
Wedding planners are natural problem solvers. There can be a number of things that happen in the days leading up to your wedding and even on your wedding day. Your wedding planner is there to put out fires and handle any issues that may arise so you don’t have to. Often times, you might not even know about the issues that happen day of because your wedding planner is a professional and can handle the situation without adding stress on your plate. Their literal job is to take the stress OFF of you.
5. They have vendor connections.
Wedding planners have connections with reputable vendors. By hiring a planner, you can utilize their connections and expertise to build your dream wedding vendor team. Having this easily accessible dream team can you save you time and stress while planning your day.
For example, Amber and Grant were able to find the perfect baker for their wedding day, all thanks to Malarie Weber of Lazy Creek Designs. Pennington’s Cakes made the most gorgeous 4-tiered naked cake for their wedding day. It was absolutely delicious!
6. They will create an organized timeline.
Did you know wedding timelines are a thing? Yeah, I didn’t either. At least I didn’t before I became a wedding photographer. Now, I understand just how essential a strategically planned out timeline is. Not only for you to enjoy your day, but to make it less stressful for your vendors as well. A wedding planner understands the flow of a wedding day. How much time do you need for bride and groom portraits? Cake cutting? Toasts? Having this professional experience will allow you to enjoy your day and time with guests. As a photographer, a wedding planner is honestly our best friend. They are the overall captain of your wedding vendor team. Communication with your vendors is key to ensure they have what they need going into your wedding day. And that’s exactly what your wedding planner will do.
There are truly so many reasons I could continue to list as to why you should hire a wedding planner for your big day. They exist to ensure your wedding is in control and that every detail is in order. They will get your wedding planning experience started on the right foot, curate a timeline of your day from start to finish, all while making it an enjoyable experience for you.
If you’re getting married in Colorado, we have just the planner for you! We are a mother daughter wedding planning and photography team ready to plan and capture your day. With us, the possibilities are quite endless on creating and capturing your dream day!
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Participating Wedding Vendors: Wedding Planner and Calligraphy: Lazy Creek Designs // Photography: Indy Pop Photo // Venue: Canyon Springs Golf Club // Hair and Makeup: Vixen // Cake: Pennington’s Cakes //
DJ Freddie Martinez // Florals: HEB Blooms // Wedding Officiant: Joseph Flores // Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal // Wedding Dress: Bella Bride Boutique // Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Warehouse