I found my passion while helping family and friends plan their weddings and events. I have a degree in Business Marketing & Merchandising, a corporate background in merchandising, and a deep passion for serving others through creativity and inspiration. All of this combined with my driven personality, compassion for people, and love for design reflects my ability to create and execute flawless events that reflect your personal style. When I'm not planning weddings, you can find me relaxing with my husband and extended family, spending time outdoors, baking & chowing down on a dessert.. or 3... or browsing Anthropologie for my next home decor accessory.
Time and time again, I’ve heard these words from couples that chose not to hire a wedding planner. It crushes my heart into tiny pieces that they so badly wanted their wedding day to end due to the stress and anxiety the planning process had caused them.
As a wedding planner, it is my job to make your wedding day the BEST day of your life – and that’s what motivated this blog post.
Below, I’ve explained the top 5 reasons you should hire a wedding planner. Enjoy!
It’s that simple: Wedding Planning is our PASSION. We plan weddings time and time again – learning from past events and making adjustments to future ones. We know what vendors you should hire, we understand wedding timelines and how to execute your day-of, we’re experienced in budgeting, thrive off creating a perfectly executed event and handle the thousands of minute details that can go unplanned for without a professional. Think about this: When you begin to create a financial strategy for your future, you hire an advisor. When your check engine light comes on, you take your car to a repair shop. When you have to plan for your college education or future career, you consult experienced mentors. In all of these important life situations, you seek expert guidance…. Why would you not do the same for one of the most important days of your life?
So many steps go into finding the best vendors for your wedding day, let alone finding vendors at the best price and within your budget. Researching and making calls, reviewing contracts and testimonials, and comparing prices to name a few. Wedding planners work with tons of vendors every week, all across the regions they service. Not only do we save you TIME by handling the vendor relationships for you, but we also can save you MONEY. Vendors in the service industry need referrals and that sometimes means discounts to get new clients.
You deserve to relax on your wedding day, soak in all the happiness and love, and enjoy every minute of it. The last thing you should be doing is answering 1,000 questions, making last minute decisions, and making sure your vendors execute your vision like you dreamed. That’s what you hire someone else to do for you. A wedding planner is experienced in day-of coordinating and managing every single detail that makes your event extraordinary.
As soon as you get engaged, the ideas start coming in from all angles. Moms, aunts, friends, co-workers, strangers… everyone wants to give you advice, share their ideas, and make suggestions. Of course is comes from a good place and is truly appreciated, but it’s not always advice that supports the vision for your wedding day. It can be overwhelming and stressful to politely decline their suggestions. So – that’s what wedding planners are for – to keep your best interests in mind and make the tough choices for you. After all, we really don’t mind if Aunt Cathy is upset that we didn’t use her daughter’s friend’s sister to decorate your cake like she suggested. We are truly invested in executing the wedding that you’ve always dreamed of, not what everyone has dreamed for you.
Not that you aren’t… We just know the amount of detail that goes into planning a wedding day, the 10+ vendors that you communicate with weekly, and the thousands of decisions to make and keep track of. That takes a LOT of organizing, a LOT of focus, and a LOT of time and attention that most can’t find in this crazy busy life we’re all trying to manage.
I am passionate about wedding planning – creating, organizing, and executing flawless events. I truly care about the couples that I get to work with day in and day out and am eager to bring your wedding vision to life.
If you’re ready to hire a planner, I cannot wait to meet you. It will be one of the best wedding investments you decide to make.
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