My answer, of course, is yes! But when we look at why, you will see there is good reasoning behind this seemingly biased answer. There are many reasons a couple would want to hire a wedding planner. Here are my top 7:
Let’s say you have a lot of time, are very creative and have major organization and negotiation skills. You may not think a wedding planner is necessary, and I don’t blame you. Unfortunately, I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard, “I wish we had hired a coordinator to manage my wedding day!”
What many couples don’t realize is how much work goes into the final stages and day of the wedding. It can become quite stressful trying to manage the logistics, set up decor, host your family and friends, all the while trying to relax and enjoy each priceless moment of your wedding day. And it really goes by so fast. You need to be present to have those lasting memories.
Therefore I recommend hiring a Month-Of Coordinator at the very least, and for many of the same reasons outlined above. For example, your planner can point out gaps in contracts, and could end up saving you money by problem solving before the wedding, instead of on the day of it. With budget being a big reason why many couple decide or think they cannot afford a wedding planner, having one, even just for Month-Of Coordination, could actually save time and money in the long run. And lets face it, time is money, right?
Even wedding planners hire coordinators to manage their wedding day, including me! At the end of the day, this is a once in a lifetime experience. Not only is it the ceremony and celebration of your marriage, but it’s one of the few times you have so many of your loved ones in one place. It’s a day to be cherished and enjoyed. And that’s priceless!
What are your reasons for hiring a wedding planner? I’d love to get a list going in the comments.
Joie de Vivre!