5 Reasons You Should Hire a Wedding Planner


Congratulations, you just got engaged! After the initial thrill passes, the cogs in your brain start rapidly spinning and you ponder how you will plan the most perfect wedding. You stare at the beautiful engagement ring on your finger and wonder what venue you will choose. Will your wedding be indoors or outdoors? There are so many decisions to be made. The sparkle of that stunning diamond catches your eye again. What will your color palette be and what florals will be in season? Maybe just onnnnneeee more peek at that oh-so-divine ring before the stress of building your invitation list and budgeting for your big day sets in. 

What if we told you all of that stress could be alleviated by making one of the best wedding planning decisions you can make by hiring a wedding planner? Many brides often think hiring a wedding planner is unnecessary or merely a luxury. We lay out 5 reasons hiring a wedding day planner is not only affordable, but one of the smartest things you can do to ensure you have smooth, worry free wedding day.


Many of us planned our perfect wedding when we were little girls. When Pinterest came around, we were able move from magazine clippings on cork boards to a beautiful, digital representation of our dream wedding. Suddenly, we all believed we were capable of creating any and everything we saw on the internet. All we had to do was buy out the nearest Michael's, right? But we've all seen DIY disasters when our vision of hanging lanterns and beautiful centerpieces turns into a mess of bent wire and hot glue gun smears. The good news is that there are professionals who are skilled in bringing our vision to life. You can relax, focus on life, and not get bogged down by daily wedding planning demands all while knowing your wedding wishes are being well taken care of. 



There is no lack of wedding vendors and this is often a double edged sword. It's amazing that there is so much talent to be found in the wedding industry, but for a newly engaged couple, looking for the perfect vendors can be a fearfully intimidating task. Who do you choose? How do you know you'll make the right decision? Luckily, experienced wedding planners will have you covered there as well! Not only will they know many vendors in the industry, they'll often know which ones will be the best fit for you in terms of style and budget. You will make the ultimate decision, but hiring a wedding planner will save a lot of time and eliminate so much stress by quickly narrowing down the field of vendors and helping you quickly find the perfect photographer, DJ, florist, etc. 



We've all heard the old adage, "You have to spend money to make money," right? Well in this case, we have to spend money to save money. Couples often think hiring a planner is too much of an expense. In reality, hiring a wedding planner can often mean saving a lot of money! Often enough money is saved that it covers even more than the cost of hiring the planner. For example, it can be easy to make unnecessary upgrades or buy items at twice the price you can find them elsewhere when planning a wedding alone. A wedding planner can help you decide what is absolutely necessary for your wedding day and find the best prices so you stay within your budget. 



A wedding planner will work with every single wedding vendor you hire to ensure that your wedding runs like a well-oiled machine. Each vendor is a working part and the better they all work together, the more seamless and stress-free your wedding will be. You'll transition effortlessly from one part of the day to the next, while your planner takes care of any issue with grace behind the scenes. 



If it hasn't been obvious enough, the most important reason you should hire a wedding planner for your wedding is simply to reduce stress! Being stress-free leads to better health, better overall appearance (fewer wrinkles and lines!), more positivity, better mood, and more energy! It's our heart that brides always feel calm and beautiful on their big day and don't need to think about anything other than the commitment they will make to the one they love. For that reason alone, a wedding planner is worth his or her weight in gold! 

Still on the fence about hiring a wedding planner? We'd love to hear about how your wedding planning experience is going and would love to help in any way we can! Comment below; we'd love to chat.


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Eden Willow Photography

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