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Why Hire a Wedding Planner?

Considering hiring a wedding planner but not sure it’s worth the money? If you’re newly engaged it can seem like there’s a lot of decisions to make, and whether or not to hire a wedding planner is definitely an important one. A wedding planner can take on as little or as much of the organisation of your wedding as you need; whether you’re looking for full-service event design and coordination, or simply someone you can rely on to manage the day for you.

There are many reasons for hiring a wedding planner - to some it may seem extravagant, but to others it’s non-negotiable. Here’s our thoughts on how a wedding planner can be a huge asset when bringing your dream wedding day to life.

Years of experience

Wedding planners have experience in a wide variety of disciplines; from hospitality, to corporate event management, to creative event design. Trust us when we say - we know what works! There’s a reason we’re so organised and it’s because we’re so passionate about the logistics of bringing great events to life - whatever your vision.

A hand to hold

Planning a wedding can be EMOTIONAL. Not only is your wedding planner there to assist you with the organisation, design and smooth-running of your big day, their job is also to take away the stress and worry associated with the planning process - so you can enjoy every second. They’ll work with you to understand what’s truly important to you, working closely with you to create the most memorable and important day of your life.

Working with suppliers

Similarly, from your suppliers perspective, working with a wedding planner will keep things streamlined and much more straightforward in the lead up to and on the day, supplying them with all of the relevant information and document that they need - meaning they can get on with whatever it is that they do best, whether that’s creating show-stopping floral arrangements, or taking beautiful photographs.

On the day, your vendors will have a contact that they know and respect, who can help them get everything they need.

Understanding the legalities

Weddings are expensive, and to many couples, a lifetime investment. Whatever your budget, we wouldn’t mind betting that you’ll be spending a significant amount of your savings on your big day, so it’s important you know what you’re paying for - and why. Over the years, many of our couples have been surprised to find cancellation charges, minimum numbers or hidden costs in their contracts - all of which are fairly standard for most wedding suppliers. We’ll help you understand exactly what you’re signing up for BEFORE you sign on the dotted line, to make sure we get the best out of your budget.

Managing your budget

A wedding planner typically charges their clients a flat planning fee which is made up of a percentage of the total wedding budget. Whilst this might seem like a big investment at first, it’s important to remember that a wedding planner will bring with them industry discounts, powers of negotiation and a wealth of knowledge, all of which will help you best utilise your budget for maximum impact.

Creative vision

Creating beautiful Pinterest boards is only the beginning! The most memorable weddings are more than just impressive flowers and pretty table favours, and it takes a lot of subtle but important touches to make a venue feel magical. Find the right wedding planner and they’ll help make your dreams a reality, knowing all the best venues and suppliers to pull it off effortlessly.

You’re getting married abroad

If you’re 100’s or even 1000’s miles away from your wedding location, hiring a wedding planner is essential. We can represent you at meetings, help you make decisions and make sure you get great quality suppliers. Not only that, we’ll handle the practical aspects such as booking accommodation or transport and arranging activities or catering for your guests before and after the big day - so your wedding feels like a VIP treat for you as well as your guests.

You’re just too busy

We get it - planning a wedding takes a significant amount of time. Perhaps you have a busy job, or your children take up the majority of your spare time. Maybe it’s as simple as you just don’t want to spend your free time planning your big day - trust us, this is more common than you think! We have a wealth of experience, hundreds of local contacts AND we know the industry much better than the average person, so we can narrow down vendors for every aspect of your big day and help you bring your dream day to life - minimal decision making required.

Enjoy the day

Hiring a wedding planner gives you complete peace of mind on your wedding day. If anything goes wrong, they’ll be the ones who will troubleshoot and make important decisions, so that you don’t have to. Trust your wedding planner to do what they do best and you’ll have more time to spend with loved ones and soak up the amazing atmosphere on your big day.

Whatever your reason for needing an extra pair of hands, we’d love to help you plan your big day. Get in touch now for more information.

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