Wedding Tip #38
Why hire a Wedding Planner
When you want photos of your wedding, you hire a professional photographer. When you want music at your party, you hire a professional band. When you want a video, you hire a professional cinematographer. When you want to plan the biggest day of your life, you go at it alone not having any knowledge or experience. Does that make sense? Wedding planners exist for a reason. If all people could successfully do it on their own, they would.
A wedding planner should be the first person you call after the engagement ring is on your finger. Imagine the ability to find out everything you need to know without searching the web for countless hours thereby adding to the stress of planning what is supposed to be the most important day of your life. The multitude of questions that arise include: should we send a save the date, how many people should we have in the wedding party, where should we host the reception, where do we block rooms for our out of town guests, how do we get everyone transported and the list goes on and on and on. A professional wedding planner can answer all of those questions easily and keep you from second guessing your choices. What a wedding planner owns is intellectual property, much like any other consultant; be it attorney or financial planner. A Wedding Planner has done the research, has the knowledge and has the professional connections that you need. The Wedding Planner also has the ability to organize a winning team to insure your wedding weekend is exactly what you wanted and paid for.
Planning the average wedding from beginning to end requires about 600 to 800 hours of work. (15-20 weeks full time) Planning your wedding can become your “job”. A wedding planner is not a luxury item; a wedding planner is your "General Contractor”. You certainly would not build a house without a GC, why would you plan your wedding without a Wedding GC?
Think of it as an investment.