February 20, 2010
So many people think that you can only have a wedding planner if you’re having a $50,000+ wedding. This is SO not true. Just about anyone can have a wedding planner! There are many planners out there (like us!) who will help brides on many different budget levels. From $3000 to $30,000, wedding planners save you much more than money….they save you time and energy!
They help you stick to your budget. Don’t get me wrong, a wedding planner can’t get you “discounts”, but often he or she will have connections with various vendors. These connections can possibly save you money. Some planners have various decor items that they own. If they don’t have everything, they can always rent them, and do the price shopping to get you a cheaper price than if you were renting them yourself. A planner can help you to create a budget, and throughout the planning of your wedding, he or she will listen to your budget priorities, and help you stick to the budget. If you talk about wanting something for your wedding that’s costly, a good planner will tell you that it won’t work with your budget. A wedding planner can offer up great do it yourself ideas in place of typical “wedding purchases”, and sometimes will even be willing to help you with them, or do them for you.
(choosing flowers to go with Ashley’s colors at Geny’s Wholesale Florals)
Do you like the “planning” part of the wedding? Vendors already booked? Having a coordinator can be beneficial for more than just coming up with ideas. Planners have different packages, from planning every detail of your wedding, to only executing the details on the day of.
You can even have a planner provide you with recommendations of vendors, and then you contact those recommended vendors yourself. It makes your search much easier. The benefit of having a planner for the day of is you and your guests can relax and enjoy the day. Wedding planners know how the “flow” of the day should work and how to cover all the small details.
(Running a rehearsal can be stressful….no need for the bride to feel the stress!)
So, when having the “to hire a planner or not to hire the planner” debate, think about how important this day is to you. Do you really want to be checking your watch all night making sure things are on schedule?
(Jaime and Eric relaxed and enjoying their special day!)
Relax and give us a call!
Remember, all you have to do is pick the date and invite the guests….we’ll handle all the DETAILS!
Time to get running!