7 Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding Planner

We all have those friends or family members that offer to help you "plan" or "coordinate" your wedding. You know the ones - "Oh! I can coordinate your wedding! I have always loved weddings!" When in reality, they have only ever been guests at weddings. They have no idea what goes into the back end of it. It may seem like an unnecessary expense, but hiring a professional wedding planner is one of the best decisions that you can make regarding your wedding day. Here's seven reasons why:

1. A Wedding Planner Helps You Plan Your Wedding From Beginning to End.

Let's face it. Wedding planning can be pretty overwhelming. Wouldn't it be nice to have someone that you could turn to when things get stressful? Unless you are a professional wedding planner, you generally do not know how to plan a wedding from start to finish. What if you forget something important? It is a high stress situation and having an expert there for you to help you through that process is an invaluable asset.

2. Wedding Planners Help You Select Professional Wedding Vendors that Meet Your Specific Needs.

You've spent hours on Pinterest, you've dreamt of this day since you were a little girl, but you have no idea how to execute it. Do you know who does? Your unique vendors. And do you know who has connections with all the great vendors in your area? Your wedding planner. Do you think you want a taco bar for your wedding? Your planner knows just the caterer. Oh! What about pie or donuts instead of cake? Your planner has connections. Or even the perfect photo booth backdrop to capture all the memories? Oh look, your planner has their card right there. We cannot stress this enough - trust your planner, they know the best of the best when it comes to weddings!

3. Wedding Planners Can Help You Bring Your Overall Theme or Style Together.

Your style is unique to you. I am sure that you do not want what every other person has had in the past. The best wedding planners are able to take your vision and create something that is unique to your personality and love story. You want your love to come alive that day and the best way to do that is to entrust it to someone that has an eye for detail and pays attention to your needs and wants instead of their own.

4. A Wedding Planner Can Provide Detailed Checklists

If you are Type A (like most wedding planners are) and you like to have a plan for everything - a wedding planner is the way to go. For example, as a Hackney Bride, our in-house wedding planner, Lydia, sends you a detailed checklist every month to keep you on track and make sure that the important things are taken care of. This is just one of the perks of being a Hackney bride. It's hard to know if everything is on track if you have never done it before! Let us help!

5. Wedding Planners Help Coordinate the Rehearsal

If you have ever been in a wedding without a coordinator, raise your hand if you stood around and waited for 30 minutes to an hour for someone to take charge of the rehearsal? You were more than likely standing there thinking "Where's the food? When is this going to be over with? Do you think the rehearsal dinner will have an open bar?" A wedding planner keeps things on track so you and your guests can start your rehearsal dinner on-time and in a good mood!

6. Planners Supervise and Coordinate All the Details of the Wedding Day to Ensure it Runs Smoothly.

You know how the planner kept everything on track for the rehearsal? Well guess what! They do the same thing on the day of your wedding. They make sure that all the vendors have arrived on time, they make sure you are running according to your timeline, they act as a buffer for any emergencies that come up, and that's just scratching the surface of what a planner does on the day of. You want to enjoy the day as much as possible - sit back, have a mimosa, and enjoy the pampering! This is your day - let you planner worry about the rest.

7. Most Importantly, A Wedding Planner Keeps You Calm, Relaxed, and Happy!

Calm, relaxed, and happy. What more could you ask for on your wedding day? But not only for you. You want your wedding party, your family, your fiance's family, etc. to be calm and not worrying about whether or not the cake has arrived or if the candle's have been lit. Skip the stress and leave the rest to a trusted wedding professional in your area.

P.S. The best thing about The Hackney is that our planning services come built into a majority of our packages! How great is that?!? You can mark off two boxes at once - venue and planner - all in one day. Book a tour today to discover all we have to offer here at The Hackney Warehouse!

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