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July 12, 2017

Most couples who have been engaged will tell you how difficult it can be to plan a wedding. Searching for the perfect wedding venue, finding professional and dependable vendors you can trust, staying within your wedding budget, the list goes on and on. Many people hear the name “wedding planner” and automatically think hiring one is something they can’t fit into their wedding budget. However, hiring a wedding planner can more often than not save you money when planning your wedding. Wedding coordinators are experts in taking your wedding vision and executing into an event you will remember and cherish for the rest of your life.

For many brides, the thought of planning their wedding may initially sound exciting. But in reality, it is like solving a jigsaw puzzle. Getting all the pieces to work together and fit together precisely to complete the design is the objective. It may look like a seamless process but it is not easy. A wedding requires Synergy – the interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects. A Beautiful wedding doesn’t happen by accident; it requires a plan and execution.

 Much like a movie, a wedding has to be produced, scripted, edited, and directed. As a visual feast for the eyes, a wedding has to have a flow and a tempo. It needs to be as pleasing for your guests as it is for you. As the star of your movie, can you envision yourself being the central character plus the producer, editor, director, and handle all the minor details on your wedding day?

 Most wedding planners offer several levels of service that they can have in your planning process:

  • Day/Month of Coordinator Perfect for the couple that has done all of the planning themselves, but needs a professional to organize and execute all of their hard work.
  • Partial Wedding Planning Looking for a professional to only handle certain aspects of your planning? Or have you already started planning your wedding, but need someone to come in and take over? Then this is for you.
  • Full Wedding Planning This is for the couple that needs help with the entire planning process from start to finish.

Still need convincing why you should hire a planner/coordinator? Read our reasons below on why you should hire a wedding planner! Also, check out our blog for more wedding planning advice.

 1. Saves you time

The average wedding takes couples 200+ hours to plan…yes you heard us right. A wedding planner will take the bulk of planning off of your plate, making your engagement period so much less stressful.

2. Helps you stay within budget

Do you know how much 15 table linens should cost? We didn’t think so, but your wedding planner will. Your planner will create a detailed budget and keep you on track to staying within budget.

 3. Saves you money

Wedding coordinators have great relationships with other wedding vendors.  They are often able to negotiate pricing due to the amount business they give to vendors.

4. Gives valuable advice

A good wedding planner will know the ins and outs of the wedding industry. They will know exactly which wedding venues can accommodate your wedding size, fit within your budget, yet also give you the atmosphere you want. He/she knows which florist can create the perfect floral backdrop for your wedding ceremony, or which wedding DJ can keep your guests dancing all night long.

5. Saves relationships

Often times a bride and groom find that planning a wedding can create tension between them and their families. A wedding coordinator knows how to deal with these situations and will act as the middle person to help avoid conflicts.

6. Creates a wedding day timeline

Who is going to confirm all of your vendors setup times and details the month before your wedding? Who will create your reception room setup diagram and create a detailed timeline for your entire wedding day?  Your wedding planner will handle and organize all of these tasks and more the month prior to your wedding.

 7. Point of contact on your wedding day

 Don’t want your caterer to call you the morning of your wedding asking questions about setup? Or a vendor coming to you for their final check payment right before your wedding begins? A wedding planner will be the point of the contact for all vendors on your wedding day so you can sit back and enjoy your special day.

 8. Will handle wedding day “glitches”

 Yes, all weddings have glitches. And yours will too. But your wedding planner will make sure you never have to deal with or even see them. You may never even know anything out of the ordinary happened. And that is the sign that you made the right decision to hire a planner.


Planning your wedding and the events that lead up to your day on your own will be stressful. But you really should have only one job  Being the Bride! Staying calm and relaxed and living in the moment.  Take time and enjoy every single precious moment leading up to your special day; Be with your loved ones. Be happy. Be kind. And mostly, be assured that your wedding is going to be the most beautiful and wonderful day of your life.

Christina Mathews - 336-705-3239

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