Congratulations – you’re engaged!
Now that it’s time to start planning the day you’ve dreamed about, you may be asking yourself if you should enlist the assistance of a wedding planner to help figure all this wedding stuff out. This is a super common question, and honestly, we get it. We truly believe that every single couple and wedding will benefit from some extra help from the experts. Our couples constantly tell us that the minor investment had major payoffs when it came to their planning experience. Here are a few major reasons you should consider consulting with a wedding planner asap:
1. To save yourself time and stress
Let’s face it: a wedding is one of the biggest moments of your life. Combine that with the financial investment that comes with even the smallest production and the potential for conflict with so many family and friends involved, and it’s easy to see why some stress may happen in the planning process. Luckily, wedding planners are there to shoulder many of those concerns for you. The pros know how to navigate just about any snafu you may face, from vendor hiccups to family drama to planning worries, and are there by your side to keep the process as smooth as possible, and to make sure you enjoy it to boot!
The wedding day itself also presents a unique set of challenges and orchestrations. With countless moving pieces and details coming together, it’s almost inevitable that something, big or small, will not go exactly as planned. Wedding planners have the experience to plan ahead to prevent most issues and are the point of contact when any are unavoidable, leaving you and your loved ones to enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime day (After all, who wants to deal with a late delivery when they’re getting their makeup done? No one, that’s who.)
Once Upon a Wedding’s Kelley helping the groomsmen get ready (and keeping them in line…).
2. To find your wedding dream team
Speaking of all the pieces that come together to make your perfect day, we know just how daunting it can be to find vendors you both trust and click with to provide the services you need. A wedding planner has done extensive research to find and cultivate relationships with the best in the biz. With the assistance of an expert, you can rest assured that you’re working with the vendors most compatible with your needs, style, and budget – after all, we’re personally vouching for them!
3. To bring your vision to life
It can seem super easy and fun to endlessly browse Pinterest and The Knot for wedding inspiration that speaks to you (and it is, trust us!) However, implementing those ideas is another animal entirely. A professional planner can both help you create that vision and use their expertise to bring it to life in the most efficient manner possible, or find alternatives when those awesome pins aren’t quite as simple to pull off as you hoped. We know what to do when your dream flowers aren’t in season, or when a design you like won’t work with your chosen venue, or when those amazing details don’t quite fit within the budget you’re working with; and trust us, we can pull off something you’ll love equally or even more!
4. To get help with exactly what you need
Working with a wedding planner doesn’t have to mean giving up control of every aspect of planning your wedding. Most wedding planners offer a variety of packages depending on your needs, and many of those will even put together a completely custom set of services if your needs differ from their usual offerings. This means that your wedding planner is involved only as much or as little as you want them to be – whether that means every step of the way or just on your wedding day.
5. To make sure your personality shines through & be confident in breaking with tradition
You may know by now how incredibly important it is to us that each and every wedding reflects the awesomely unique couple being celebrated. Planners will have endless ideas on how to design the perfect details to show off your personalities. And for couples who know that staying true to yourselves means breaking with certain wedding traditions, navigating family expectations and just how to change up those customs can be even trickier. We’ve worked hard to become pros at nontraditional, unique, offbeat weddings, so we’ll provide you with all the tips, tricks, and resources to design the one-of-a-kind day you’re looking for.
Now it’s your turn – tell us what you think in the comments! Did you work with a wedding planner? Do you have questions about how to find the perfect pros to be your wedding gurus? And if you think Once Upon a Wedding might just be the right fit, Contact Us to set up your free consultation!