10 Reasons why you should think about working with a wedding planner.

Hiring a wedding planner is a thought that will go through most couples minds when they start to plan their special day. Although I get it, you want to plan your wedding yourself and think that by having a wedding planner work with you, you wont be able to be involved as much and oversee the plans right? Nope, So wrong! As a wedding planner we are on your team, we are working for you to make sure your day is what you have always wanted, we are just taking your ideas and making them a reality. You are always involved in the planning and decision making from start to finish, we just do the admin and legwork for you so you can enjoy every second! Still not convinced you need to work with a wedding planner, here are 10 reasons why you should reconsider.

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#1 You deserve to have everything perfect on your big day.

It can take approx. 250 hours to plan a wedding which is a lot of time and effort! Especially if you are both working full time and would like some kind of social life! By hiring a professional and experienced wedding planner we can save you this time and allow you to still have a life! An experienced wedding planner such as myself has planned weddings for years and know exactly what needs to be done and when, in order to make sure everything is planned to perfection and runs smoothly on your day. We know the right suppliers to talk to, how long things should take and how to make sure everything on your day is just as you imagined.

#2 You're not the best at sticking to budgets.

Think of your wedding planner as a financial adviser who deals with weddings. We know roughly how much things should cost, what percentage of your budget ideally should be spent on each part of the event and can also keep track of when your payment need to be made. We are also usually armed with a budget spreadsheet so we can keep track of spending and let you know where you are at and if you should pull back on some elements if you are getting a bit 'spendy!'

#3 Your wedding planning should be enjoyable not stressful.

Wedding planning should be enjoyable process, this is going to be one of, if not the biggest day of your life and you deserve to enjoy all the build up. You shouldn't have to be running around checking on things, setting up on the morning of the wedding or not able to think, eat or sleep about anything other than your wedding! A wedding planners job is to look after everything and make it as stress free as possible so all you have to worry about is taking care of yourself and enjoying your engagement together.

#4 You dont want to spend time searching for suppliers and working out who is trustworthy.

Knowing which suppliers to trust and use for your wedding is a tough task. There are so many wedding suppliers out there you may not know where to start. Once you find a great wedding planner however the rest is simple. We will be able to guide you in the right direction and pair you with likeminded suppliers who we have either used before and trust to create your vision, or suppliers who come highly recommended from other planners who have previously used them. We want to make sure that you have the supplier dream team working on your wedding day who can all work together cohesively on your special day.

#5 You dont want to worry about forgetting to plan or pay for something

Wedding check lists can be pages and pages long, and something could get lost or not have been noted down. By having a wedding planner on your team, we know exactly what needs to be planned and by when. For my clients I provide them with a planning timeline as soon as they start working with me so we both know what to expect to be looking for and booking each month. This helps us both stay on track and keeps us up to date with deadlines so that nothing is missing.

#6 You both work and you dont want wedding planning to take over your life

As mentioned above planning a wedding takes on average 250 hours to plan! By hiring a wedding planner you have your own personal 'wedding pa' who's responsibility is to