10 Reasons Your Wedding Planner is a Total Lifesaver

Written by Kim Forrest
Photo: Artsinfotos Photography

You have a lot of decisions to make when planning your wedding – from figuring out your color palette to selecting your vendors, navigating tough etiquette dilemmas, and more. Fortunately, wedding planners can be a big help in all aspects of coordinating your big day.

Check out these reasons why wedding planners seriously rock:

They can help save you money
Hiring a wedding planner can actually be beneficial to your wallet. Give your wedding planner your target budget and he/she will make sure that you stick to it, as well as suggest goods and services that will fit within your price range.

They can “grant wishes”
Okay, so wedding planners aren’t magicians or anything, but their knowledge and relationships with other vendors can help bring your (potentially out-there) ideas to reality.

They will be your voice of reason
On the other hand, wedding planners will make it clear when things are getting out of control. If you’re risking going way over budget or do something that doesn’t fit with your venue or initial vision, they’ll be there to talk you out of it.

They can help connect you with the right vendors
It’s important for you to do your own research when it comes to searching for your wedding vendors, but a wedding planner can be a great resource. Experienced planners have likely worked with many of the vendors in your area, and can help you narrow down the list.

They’ll help narrow your inspiration
You’ve probably already looked at a million wedding blogs, checked out Pinterest, and generally fell in love with every amazing wedding detail you’ve seen. Well, a wedding planner will help you hone in on your wedding and expertly pick the details that will best fit your style and color palette so your wedding looks cohesive, not like a Pinterest board exploded.

They’ll help you make the tough decisions
From etiquette drama to last-minute weather-related concerns (Do we move the entire wedding indoors with a 40% chance of rain?), your wedding planner will be an impartial expert to help you figure out those sticky situations.

They won’t let you forget anything
There are a lot of things you’ll need to remember on your wedding day, and it’s really easy to forget a few of them. Your wedding planner won’t let that happen. From stain remover to bobby pins to bigger issues like make sure your vendors are fed (very important!), your planner will make sure you’re fully prepared for anything that may arise.

They’ll make sure everything runs on time – or close to it
Even if you’re a stickler for being on-time, it’s very easy for things to start running late at a wedding. This tends to have a snowball effect, which isn’t a pleasant experience for guests. Wedding planners usually create a detailed timeline (to the minute) so things stay on schedule.

Wedding-day drama? You’ll never know
As much as we hate to admit it, there will probably be a few little things that go wrong on your wedding day. Your wedding planner will make sure that you have no idea that anything unplanned occurrred.

You, your family and wedding party members can just focus the most important thing – celebrating your marriage
Knowing that you have someone in your corner to make sure everything runs smoothly should be reason enough for you to relax and enjoy your day. Having a planner will also release your family and wedding party members of any wedding-day responsibilities – so they’ll be thrilled too!