People often debate whether or not they ought to hire a wedding planner or just do all of the planning themselves. While being in control of what exactly is going on behind the scenes of your big day may sound nice, planning a wedding can be much more stressful and overwhelming  than people realize. If you are considering hiring a wedding planner to help make your wedding day everything you have ever wanted, here are 6 reasons why you should go for it!


  1. Make the most of your budget

Wedding planners know the ins and outs of planning a wedding, and so they know exactly how much things are going to cost. Say you are set on having elaborate floral centerpieces, but you are afraid that your flower budget will possibly make you miss out on other things you wanted. A wedding planner can help you shift other costs around and find you the best price on flowers. If you make it very clear how much your budget is, as well as things that are non-negotiable to have at your wedding, a planner can help you make the very most of your budget and give you the perfect wedding day.

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  1. Potentially get discounts

Wedding planners will often have worked with a lot of vendors, florists, caterers, etc. in the past, and these businesses want them to keep referring them. While it may not say it on paper, if you ask your wedding planner, she may be able to pull some strings and get you discounts on some of the more costly expenses for your big day.


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  1. Help you to realize your vision

Yes, this sounds incredibly cheesy, but think about it. Most girls have things like dresses and color schemes picked out, but you may not know what vibe you want at your reception, what kinds of flowers you want, or how you want your tables arranged. All of these things will play a bigger part than you may think in the wedding planning process, and so figuring that out from the beginning can help avoid potential stress down the line. If you sit down with a planner before any planning is done, she can help you figure out exactly how you picture your wedding day, and begin finding ways to make that happen.


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  1. Avoid family drama and overpowering opinions

Let’s face it, your family and friends are going to have a lot of opinions. Grandma wants you to wear a very conservative dress, your sister wants the bridesmaids dresses to be blue, and your friends all want to help you pick flowers. We know that they only push their opinions on you because they love you, but this is your day. A wedding planner can help you stick to what you know that you want, and be the one to break the news to your sister that she is wearing pink. Also, if your family has a tendency to argue, as most do, a planner can be the one to deal with that, so that you are not worried about something that should not be concerning you.


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  1. Help the day to go as smoothly as possible

While you may think that you have all of the details figured out, the itinerary for the day can sometimes shift due to uncontrollable circumstances. Whether it be that the florist shows up late, the photographer’s camera goes dead, or you don’t know how you are going to get your wedding gifts home before you leave for the honeymoon, a planner will do everything in their power in order to make the day run smoothly and have as few bumps in the road as possible.


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    6. Make your engagement period stress free…

Or as stress free as possible, anyways. Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life; however, brides often get caught up in the details and stress of planning and forget to enjoy this season of life. Having a wedding planner will give you reassurance that you are getting what you want and that things are going to get done. This time is so fun, and you shouldn’t miss out on that because you are constantly worrying about making sure that everything is perfect. Hire a wedding planner, look at that pretty ring on your finger, and get excited about spending the rest of your life with your best friend!


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