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Words by beconrad

01-May-2022

If you are planning a wedding, you have some important choices to make, starting with who will do the planning. Some brides choose the DIY approach, negotiating with vendors, scoping out reception halls and picking out the invitations. Others prefer to work with a wedding planner, a professional who can select the right vendors, choose the perfect venues and make the wedding come off without a hitch.

While there is an undeniable appeal to the DIY approach, there are plenty of reasons to choose a wedding planner instead. The stress reduction alone is worth the price of admission, and here are four ways a wedding planner can reduce your stress level and save you money.

1. Wedding Planners are Masters of Budgeting
Whether your wedding budget is big or small, a wedding planning can help you make the most of the money you have to spend. Once your wedding planner is onboard, you can simply hand over your budget and let them do the heavy lifting.

A good wedding planner will be able to keep you on budget and track your spending as you move along. Far from costing money, a good wedding planner can actually save you money by keeping your spending on track and stretching your budget as far as possible.

2. Wedding Planners Can Ferret Out Those Secret Discounts
Planning a wedding is expensive, but hiring a wedding planner can actually save you money. An experienced wedding planner will know about secret bargains and hidden discounts you would never discover on your own.

From discounts on flowers to bargains on alcohol, a good wedding planner will know how to shop and how much to spend. Those discounts alone could more than pay for all the great things your wedding planner is doing for you.

3. Wedding Planners are Great at Handling Last Minute Snafus
Few weddings come off without a hitch, but handling those last-minute problems can save your big day. Wedding planners are masters at handling those wedding day snafus, and they know what to do when they happen.

From traffic jams on the way to the church to sinkholes in front of the reception hall, wedding planners have seen it all. No matter what goes wrong, an experienced wedding planner can provide the calming reassurance you need to handle the emergency and enjoy the biggest day of your life.

4. Wedding Planners Know Who the Best (and Worst) Vendors Are
Nothing ruins a wedding faster than wilted flowers or terrible food. When you plan your own wedding, you rely on your own instincts, and some online reviews, to choose the best vendors, but that research may not be enough.

Wedding planners have far more experience, and plenty of past experience to draw on. That experience can help you choose the best vendors for your wedding - and avoid those wedding day disasters.

Planning a wedding is a big job, and it is nice to have some help. Whether you are picturing a simple ceremony at the local beach or an elaborate wedding at the biggest country club, a wedding planner can help you make your big day the best it can be.