Why hire a wedding planner? The heart knows when the search is over! You’ve found your perfect half but preparing for you wedding is a huge time commitment. As wedding photographers we’ve had our fair share of all kinds of events. One of our top advice to brides? Leave the hard tasks to professionals. Still not certain?
Here are 8 Major Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Wedding Planner.
1. RESPONSIBILITIES OFF YOUR SHOULDERS
Hiring a wedding planner means as a bride and groom you don’t have to take everything on your plate. You’re probably swamped at work and have so many social commitments which means the sheer number of decisions to make about the big day can be overwhelming. A wedding planner will lift the burden of time-consuming responsibilities, like scheduling apointments, dealing with vendors, and working through the fundamental issues.
2. BUDGET TENDED & CONTRACT PROTECTED
A planner can help you define and limit your budget because they know what is most important to you, they can advise you on what will end up having the greatest impact and eventually save you from going bancrupt. Small things can add up and blow your budget out of proportion. A professional who knows their job well will manage to make you happy and ensure you have everything you need. They will make things official with a wedding planner agreement, putting important details in writing. When everything is clear from the beginning, you can relax and focus on celebrating.
3. THEY’VE GOT YOUR BACK IN ALL CASES
In addition to supervising sticky details one more major perk of hiring a wedding planner, is that you will have someone -if not a whole team- completely focused on your wedding vision from A to Z. While many vendors take on more than one wedding per day or weekend, a wedding planner will be centered solely around your event and will work beyond their abilities to make sure everything goes according to your unique plan. Even if the weather conditions seem like their about to change, your planner will have already come up with a back up plan.
4. THE RIGHT CREW FOR EACH JOB
Planners have those built-in relationships with vendors and a good planner’s network covers a wide range of vendors. They can get you a vendor discount . Unlike any couple and seperate vendors, planners and vendors are repeat business. The vendors aim to please planners so they have more business. Aside from the fact that a wedding planner will assign the right crew for each job to be done and find the perfect vendor to suit your budget’s requirements, they will also not hesitate to ask for more installations, products, etc if they deem it is not enough to present you with your vision and will not charge you for them.
5. THEY CAN HANDLE ANYTHING
No matter how grand your plans, a versed professional will be able to tackle complex orchestration like flipping your ceremony space in a short period of time so it’s reception ready. They will already be familiar with each space and what they’re doing and you won’t be hassled or need to interrupt your celebration to tend to these kinds of details.
Instead of coordinating just one aspect of your wedding day, like your ceremony, your reception food, or florars, a planner can work things out for multiple venues and several tasks. They’ll juggle all the little details that make your big day so special in every aspect. If a full wedding planning is not practical or possible for you you can always consult a planner to get a partial or customized package. Some brides have a vision and are great at decorating or can manage their design, but a lot of brides haven’t been dreaming about their wedding for life, don’t know how to pull together a high-end wedding or are simply too busy. Every couple is different in terms of what they require assistance with, but everyone can use a hand.
7. TACKLING WITH TRICKY SITUATIONS
How much should you ask your bridesmaids to pay for their dresses? When is the time to send out your invitations? How can you build a wedding website? What are you to do if your in-laws and your parents disagree about bridal shower details, rehearsal dinner of costs? A seasoned professional has seen it all and they will be guiding you through any tricky situation you might face before, during or right after your wedding day.
8. PLANNERS FOR ALL SEASONS (AND BUDGETS)
Great for couples with complex events, or those who wish for a start to finish guide, who can handle practically everything, a Full-Service Planner will manage design and coordination. They’ll create your vision, hire and meet with all your vendors, arrange activities for your guests, and even your honeymoon.
If you’re looking for an interior designer who will perhaps work with other vendors -stationers, florists etc- to bring your style to life then you want an Event Designer, but the organization and logistics will be up to you.
Some florists called Floral Designers will work on your decor and concept design, take some pressure off you and make sure your ceremony and dinner look amazing.
An À La Carte Planner is a part-time pro who will help you shape the event by giving you décor suggestions, vendor recommendations or assistance with specific projects. You contact the planner when you need help and they charge either an hourly rate or a flat fee for each service. An à la carte planner is great for couples who need someone to design a blueprint they’ll execute themselves.
Finally if you’re looking for someone to get involved a month prior to your event and make sure all the right things are in order you are looking for A day-of coordinator, and you will be charged with a flat fee. If you are the hands-on kind of couple and can handle the contracts and organization but you’re looking for someone to handle the details the week before and be there during the day then this is where you should go.
We are certain that like every modern bride-to-be you have spend endless hours scrolling and pinning beautiful images in search for inspiration. As destination wedding photographers we can assure you that many planners will offer you countless bits of advice and insights based on their experience of the specific destination country you are getting wed at that won’t be found online. Need assistance to choose a wedding planner in Greece? Ask away!