After working in the wedding industry for several years, I truly believe that a wedding planner is one of the most crucial vendors you can hire for your wedding. I have never seen a couple regret hiring a planner, though I have seen a few who have regretting skipping one. No matter how creative you are, or how large or small your budget, a wedding planner brings so much to the table and can spare couples a lot of stress.
According to marthastewart.com the average couple not working with a planner spends about 200-300 hours planning their wedding. That’s over 12 full days! If you have a demanding job, or simply don’t want to commit a large chunk of your year to plan, hiring an experienced wedding planner will cut down on that time severely.
If you’ve sat down and thought about all of the vendors you want to hire for your wedding, you know that list can get long. A photographer, venue, DJ, caterer, baker, and florist are just the beginning! That can mean a lot of research to find the right ones and a lot of emails back and forth. Working with a wedding planner takes so much of this off your plate! Most planners have a list of their preferred vendors that they know and trust and can handle all of the communication with them. Meaning you can spend more time enjoying your engagement and less time scouring Instagram.
One of the most common misconceptions about wedding planners is that they only work on high-budget weddings. In fact, I recommend hiring a wedding planner if you have a tight budget. With so many moving parts in a wedding, costs can add up fast, and it’s hard to know where to allot your money to get the best bang for your buck. Wedding planners have an insight into the wedding industry that the average person doesn’t, which means that they know where you can pinch pennies, and where you need to go all out.
Do you have a Pinterest board with dozens of perfect pins, but you have no idea how to execute it? Where does one find a cigar roller or rent peacock chairs? How do we rent a vintage car for our grand entrance? Austin area wedding planners know so many people in the wedding industry, and they can find the right person to make any of your dreams come true.
Wedding planning can be overwhelming. While some people thrive on picking out all the details, a lot of people don’t, and that’s okay! Whether you have decision fatigue, or you just aren’t sure if you want an industrial venue or a mansion wedding venue, your wedding planner can help. They will streamline your vision and narrow down your options, making the process fun instead of intimidating.
We’ve all seen it. A best man has to run to the store because the groom forgot his tie. The mother of the bride trying to set up the centerpieces. While our loved ones are always willing to help, wouldn’t it be great if they didn’t have to? Having your wedding planner on-site for the day of your wedding allows for everyone else to be completely immersed in the celebration, and you can walk down the aisle knowing that everything is taken care of.
Austin has quickly become a city full of destination weddings. If you’re not from Austin, Texas but you’re planning on getting married here, I highly recommend hiring a planner. This city has some amazing talent in the wedding industry, but it’s incredibly difficult to plan a wedding from hours away. Having the insider scoop on the city you’re getting married in is so crucial for a destination wedding.
There are so many other reasons to hire a wedding planner, but these 7 reasons are the ones I come across most often. While your wedding can be the most magical day of your life, it can also be the most stressful if you don’t have the right team on your side. I highly recommend hiring an experienced professional to help you out along the way.
If you’re looking for some of the best Austin wedding planners, I highly recommend these amazing folks!
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