The big day is fast approaching, and you have so many wedding checklists, you need a checklist for all your checklists. What’s the busy bride to do? Consider hiring a dedicated wedding planner.
Here at Adam Pressley Films, we specialize in just one aspect of weddings – high-definition videography. But from this vantage point, we know just how complicated planning your wedding can be. Trust us when we say that a wedding planner can save your sanity when you have only a few short months to put together the biggest celebration of your life.
In the first part of this two-part blog, we’ll cover THREE BIG REASONS why hiring a wedding planner is the best idea for YOU, the star of the occasion. Special thanks to the wonderful Northeast Florida-area event planners who shared their expertise for this article!
Adair Currie – Dairing Events
Cassandra Cherneski – Flaire Weddings & Events
Cheryl Abbott – Forever Sacred Events
Chimere – Style Creations
Dawn Walker – The Wedding Authority
Jessica Francom – Jessica Lauren Events
Lauren Cowgill – Windham Event Design
Leslie Hamrick – Decked Out Events
Melanie Harris – Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Monica Bernhardt – TO-DOers Event Planning
Susie Wagner – Dream Weddings and Honeymoons
Tammy LaRae Peacock – Weddings by LaRae
Tanya Hendricks – Southern Charm Weddings & Events
Susan Voelke – Platinum Florida Wedding Company
Valerie Pritt – Fleur de Lis Event Consulting
Zandra Bryant – Αlpha & Ωmega Event Consultants & More…
1. Experience counts double.
How many times have you told yourself, “If I had only known…” or, “I’ll remember that for next time”? The average wedding takes roughly 200 hours to plan – but you only get one shot at the perfect day. You may be a born leader and master organizer, but an experienced wedding planner will always know more tricks of the trade, always be one step ahead, and never miss those if-I-had-only-known moments.
Also, planners have a network of wedding professionals with whom they have already worked, saving you the time and hassle (and extra expense, often) of selecting your whole team from scratch.
2. You CAN afford it.
Many engaged couples never even consider a wedding planner because they think it’s an unnecessary expense in a long list of expenses. In reality, the time a wedding planner saves you may actually make up for the planning fee – and saving your sanity is an added bonus. A good wedding planner will even consider your total wedding budget as part of the job, finding ways to make the most of it without overspending.
3. Your big day is for YOU.
Your wedding day is a celebration of your love and lifelong commitment – not an example of how sensible and well organized you might be. Take the interview and planning phases of hiring a wedding planner seriously, and then trust that planner to put together a ceremony you really enjoy, leaving you to relax and enjoy the big day when it finally arrives.
Stay tuned to the Adam Pressley Films blog for Part 2, in which we’ll provide three more reasons why hiring a wedding planner is also a good idea for your wedding guests and vendors!