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5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

111615-weddingplanner-01From saving you money to knowing the ins and outs of weddings, a wedding planner might be the best investment you make in your wedding day. Here are five reasons to consider hiring a wedding planner to help you put together your dream celebration.

Stay in Budget and Save Money …

… while still getting the wedding of your dreams! Wedding planners are experts at taking your budget and making your dreams come true. One of the first things the planner will want to know is the type and size of wedding you’re planning: Big? Small? Formal? Casual? Theme? They’ll ask you about your dreams, your ideal wedding day, and the elements you can’t live without.

It can seem counterintuitive, but hiring a wedding planner can save you money. Yes, you’ll have to pay for their services, but a planner knows money-saving tricks to help you maximize your budget. Plus, their connections to local vendors can score you deals on services.

They Know Vendors

A good planner has spent his or her professional life making connections with wedding service providers in your area. They know who they like, who’s good, and who’s not. They can find the vendors who best fit your wedding style or theme. A wedding vendor has already done the research for you – you don’t need to spend the time interviewing vendor after vendor until you find the right one.

More Time at Parties, Less Time Planning

Planning a wedding takes time – it’s almost a full-time job in itself, and today’s busy couples don’t have time to spend every waking moment on their wedding day. Wedding planners save you time: They do the vendor research for you, set up appointments and meetings, and whittle through the wealth of options to give you the best. A wedding planner will also help you keep on schedule as you plan your wedding. When should you find a dress? Book a reception venue? Hire an officiant? A wedding planner will make sure you don’t miss any important milestones and deadlines. All of this frees up your time for dress shopping, ring shopping, registering for gifts, and attending engagement parties!

They’re the Experts

Not sure what text to use on your invitations? What’s the etiquette for thank you cards? What order should everyone stand in the receiving line? Wedding planners can answer all of these questions for you – and more. When it comes to wedding etiquette, standards and traditions, they know it all.

Calm in the Storm

On the day of your wedding, the planner will be present to manage vendors, keep the day on schedule, and make sure all of the important players are in the right place at the right time. Most important, when emergencies arise – a stain or tear on your dress, a no-show vendor, a miscommunication with a vendor – the planner is there to take care of it so you don’t have to. An experienced wedding planner has seen it all and has the tools to handle anything that comes his or her way.

Find Southern Maryland wedding planners and consultants in our Vendor Directory!