Congratulations! You’re engaged! Maybe you have been dreaming of this day since you were young and know exactly what you want your wedding to look like. Mood boards, Pinterest, websites, photos, all things wedding… you have it all planned out! On the other hand, possibly you have an idea of what you do not want even more than what you envision for your wedding. Either way, where do you begin?
Here are 8 reasons to hire a planner/coordinator:
- Help execute your wedding vision
You have an idea of your color palette, your preferred theme, and decorations. Perhaps you have many details already decided upon. Maybe, you do not even know what a color palette is or where to even begin. How do you bring continuity to your vision? A wedding planner can assist and guide you from day one.
- Take responsibility off your plate
Many details of planning a wedding can lead to overwhelmingness pulling you away from enjoying your engagement. There is so much more to planning a wedding than buying a dress, picking your colors, and all the fun things that come with an engagement. The photographer wants lists from you. The venue needs vendor COIs. You forgot to submit required documentation. The list goes on and on. A planner can help you stay relaxed and on top of details.
- Insider knowledge & new ideas
A certified planner stays up to date on the latest trends, resources available, and possible ways to save you money and time. Why not scoop up the creativity, knowledge, and resources of someone who plans weddings all the time?
- Organize documents & timelines
Contracts, budget, certificates of insurance, timelines, invitations, RSVPs, wedding license, and so much more! A certified planner has a comprehensive checklist and organization system in place. Even better, an experienced planner uses an online client management system to house everything ‘wedding’ for you!
- Communication with vendors
Effective and consistent communication with vendors is key to a seamless, as possible, wedding experience. A planner has the responsibility to make sure everything is cohesive. When a high-quality planner is contracted, vendors recognize it from the beginning of the first line of communication. It gives the vendors a sense of relief and confidence in knowing that the planner will be on top of the planning process and the wedding day itself. Not only does it help alleviate the tasks for you, but it also helps the vendors in knowing a planner is involved.
- Get out of tricky situations
Family squabbles, when to mail out invitations, missing cuff links, a dress mishap, static cling, an intoxicated guest, a broken shoe heel, a lost earring… a prepared planner can guide you through these awkward situations. Not to mention, an experienced planner has the most awesome emergency kit. Even items that make ‘no sense’ as to why it is included in the kit, might just be the one thing needed to the rescue.
- Have an advocate on your side
Ultimately, the wedding experience is about the two of you! Your certified planner will advocate for you from start to finish and be honest with you along the journey. Realistic expectations are necessary, and so is the confidence in knowing your planner will be there for you… someone who is your biggest advocate!
- Day-of coordination and assistance
Do you really want to ask your wedding party to focus, run around wondering if the table décor is correct, figuring out where to find undelivered linens, cue the DJ, and all handle the other intricacies of those precious hours? A limited number of hours that day make for a lifetime of memories! Be confident and enjoy your day knowing that your planner will be on top of details! After all, it’s why you hired your experienced planner!
Jenni & Co. Events, LLC offers three levels of service packages. The level of contracted service indicates the extent to which your planner will be involved in your wedding planning process. Regardless of which package you choose, you will receive the same level of fine-tuned collaboration, exceptional communication, and meticulous organization. It is a wise investment for a stress-free wedding day and cherished, life-long memories!