5 Reasons to Have Professional Help When Planning Your Wedding


5 Reasons to Have Professional Help When Planning Your Wedding

There are so many fun parts of planning a wedding – shopping for a dress, cake tasting – and there are parts that just need to get done – finding vendors that fit your budget, ensuring you have all the right permits and insurance. Professional help can help you stay sane and make sure you don’t miss anything. Here are the biggest perks of having some help along the way. 

1. Getting organized and not wasting your time 

With the hundreds of wedding magazines, online forums and Pinterest boards, establishing your direction and timeline can feel like an impossible task. A wedding planner will get to know you and help you establish the direction of your wedding without wasting time. They will work with you to create a plan for your vision while keeping your expectations realistic for yoru budget. 

2. Have help clarifying your priorities 

Professional wedding planners have seen dozens, if not hundreds, of wedding and and can help you clarify what is most important to you. They can help organize your budget so that you have the money to spend on the things that are priority. Are you most interested in throwing an unforgettable party? Your wedding planner can help you prioritize your budget so that beverages and food are at the top. With their expertise, they know what your vision is and will help you realize it. 

3. Have help crafting your budget and not overspending

Many couples on a budget shy away from using a wedding planner, thinking they can’t afford one. However, hiring a planner can actually help you stay on budget and even bring the cost down in the long run. With a wedding planners help, you won’t over-order or get hit with surprise costs. Not to mention that between their vendor discounts and expertise, they can get the very best prices in the industry.

4. Have expert help with the less fun parts 

Planning your wedding should be a blast but so many couples get bogged down with the unwelcome tasks that tend to go along with this process. A wedding planner can help tackle those aspects with poise and experience. For example, vendor contracts can be complicated and it can be hard to negotiate if you don’t have a thorough knowledge of the industry. A wedding planner can help walk through those contracts with you, lending advice before you sign and going to bat for you. 

5. It's cheaper than you may think

Many couples expect that hiring a wedding planner will break the bank. However, there are great alternatives to the traditional (and expensive) planner. Services like Everly offer personalized planning tools, unlimited communication with wedding experts and full preparation of all the final details for less than $1,000. 

The important thing is that you enjoy the planning process; a little help may be all you need to do that. 

Happy planning! 

This guest blog post was written by Everly, an online wedding planning serving the Pacific Northwest.