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Why It's Important to Hire a Wedding Planner




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Many couples dive headfirst into wedding planning, only to be overwhelmed by the long list of things to do. The prospect of planning your own wedding may seem fun and romantic, but the truth is that it’s a lot of work (and that’s putting it lightly). There are many moving parts involved, and without the expertise, it can turn into a stressful experience for you and your fiancé.


If you and your partner are starting to feel the pressure, it’s a good idea to hire a wedding planner. Below, we’ve rounded up the advantages of bringing in a pro to plan your big day.

They’ll save you time

Wedding planning will eat up your free time – that is, if you even have free time at all. If you have a lot on your plate, you may not have the capacity to deal with wedding planning duties. And if you do push through with DIY wedding planning, there’s a chance that wedding details will be put off until the last minute, leading to a poorly planned celebration.


But just because it’s your big day doesn’t mean you have to juggle it all. From choosing a venue to communicating with vendors, your wedding planner will iron out the nitty-gritty details so you don’t have to. As experts in wedding planning, they know exactly what to do at each point in the planning stage, meaning you can count on them to stack on schedule. In this way, you and your fiancé can spend time with each other and have a stress-free lead-up to your wedding day.

They’ll save you money

Couples who struggle to stick to their budget can benefit from working with a planner. A good wedding planner will work within your wedding budget with no ifs or buts. Whether you’ve set aside $3,000 or $30,000, they’ll do whatever it takes to throw the wedding you deserve. If you were to plan your wedding without a professional, you’d likely run the risk of going over budget.


In addition, they’ll make sure you get the most out of your money. Wedding planners can negotiate the right deal and get a good price thanks to their long-standing connections with local suppliers. Without a professional by your side, you’d have to pay the full price or even deal with price-gouging!

They’ll bring your vision to life

Whether you want to walk down the aisle to live music or say your “I dos” in a hot air balloon, your wedding planner will do whatever it takes to bring your vision to life. Or, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the Pinterest browsing, they’ll help you pare it down to a style that reflects your personality.


And if you want your big day to be truly unique, your planner can introduce you to new ideas (ones you won’t find anywhere else, not even on Pinterest!). They can help you plan a wedding that leaves a lasting impression, making it more special to you, your partner, and your wedding guests.

They’ll ensure no detail is overlooked

Couples who plan their own wedding often forget a few things. Wedding planners, on the other hand, will plan your wedding to the tiniest detail. They’re familiar with the flow of weddings, which means they can anticipate what items may be needed during certain times. You can count on their experience and not have that nagging feeling that you’ve overlooked a key detail.


Apart from the expected, they also plan for the unexpected. They consider what could go wrong so they can create the appropriate contingency plans.

They have a vast network of vendors

Wedding planners who’ve been in the industry for a long time have connections with vendors. This means they can recommend you to a wide pool of vendors they’ve worked with and who they trust. In that way, you won’t have to waste your time Googling for vendors yourself. You can count on your wedding planner to book you the best vendors for your celebration.


What’s more, a wedding planner will coordinate with photographers, musicians, florists, and other vendors for you. Since your vendors will have to work together, your wedding planner must act as the “team captain” to make sure they’re all on the same page.

They’ll provide on-the-day support

When your wedding day rolls around, logistics should be the last thing on your mind. Instead, you should turn your attention to yourself and spend your special day with your loved ones. Remember that on your big day, your only role is to say your “I dos”.


Some wedding planners specialise in day-of coordination, which is when they tackle coordination work only on the day of the wedding. Their goal is to make sure everything goes smoothly, from set-up to send-off. Day-of coordination is ideal for brides-to-be who want to plan their own wedding, but still want a helping hand on their big day.

They’ll handle big-day blunders

Countless things can go wrong during your wedding. The weather won’t cooperate, your wedding party will be late, your guests will get into disagreements, you’ll get poinsettias instead of peonies, and so on. Whatever it is, you shouldn’t be the one to deal with these big-day blips.


Stress-inducing tasks should fall onto your planner’s lap. In case of unforeseen events, your planner will immediately be on the scene to put out the fires. They’ll sort out any issues and initiate Plan B without worrying you.

Ready to say “I do” to a professionally planned wedding?

By choosing to let the pros plan your wedding, you can avoid mistakes, make the most out of your money, and most importantly, stay stress-free so you can focus on only one thing: tying the knot.


For a flawlessly executed day, plan your nuptials with Westcountry Wedding Planner. Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or you need day-of assistance, we’re here to work out all the details for you. With us by your side, your big day will be nothing short of perfection. Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

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