Why hire a wedding planner?
Planning an event can be exciting and fun. But it can also be stressful and overwhelming. The decision to hire an event planner can be difficult. With that said, the below list of reasons why you should hire a planner is there to assist you in reaching an educated conclusion.
A lot of money goes into event production. In fact, Wedding Wire's 2019 wedding report compiled data from over 18,000 newlyweds and found that the average cost of a wedding is nearly $30,000. Whether your event comes in below or well above that, an event planner could save you money. For example, an event planner's experience on food and beverage quantities might save you money on that coffee service you thought you needed for all your guests. Or, maybe your intimate venue only needed a string duo rather than a quartet. An event planner will assess aspects of your event to make sure you're getting what you want but more importantly, what you need. Furthermore, an event planner's vendor connections could save you money. Vendors often provide discounts and promotions to clients of planners.
Planning an event can take up a lot of time. It's not uncommon to spend several hours a week researching, making phone calls, sending emails and talking through the many decisions that arise when planning an event. The amount of time significantly amps up when you're just weeks out from your event. Hiring an event planner can cut those hours considerably.
An event planner is a professional in the wedding and events industry and therefore has the connections and knowledge you need when hiring and coordinating vendors for a successful event. An event planner's extensive network and experience with said vendors can save you time, energy and the stress that comes with hiring the right vendor for your event.
Your friends, family members and/or volunteers are not a substitute for an event planner. Although they play a critical role in the process and can be very helpful, the time and stress you save by allocating tasks to an event planner are well worth it. Plus, you want your friends and family to enjoy the event rather than be burdened with responsibilities. You too, want to be stress free and not have to worry if someone's undertaking was accomplished. Leaving the planning, coordinating and event execution to a professional will allow for a seamless and enjoyable event experience.
Bottom line, you want to enjoy your event. Event planners can reduce the amount of time and stress related to the planning and coordination process and especially the event execution portion. You want to be able to look back at your event and be able to remember the details and the delight you and your guests experienced.
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