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Should I Hire a Wedding Planner?

Your wedding will be one of the happiest days of your life, and it’s a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime event. Make wedding planning a lot easier when you hire an expert wedding planner to help.

Your wedding planner will bring his or her many skills and talents to bear on your behalf. Think of them as your wedding producer who uses communication and planning skills, negotiation, problem-solving, and more, to launch the biggest day of your life. Should you hire a wedding planner? Here are the areas in which they can be of most help to you, your groom and your families:

A jar of coins being saved to pay for a wedding 

Wedding Budget Meetings
Many kinds of expenses will make up your wedding budget from the time you say “yes” to “I do.” We naturally think about the bride’s dress and the reception as main expenses, but there is much more involved in planning and paying for a wedding. Your wedding planner can help you outline your expenses and organize your budget, anticipating all aspects. It’s a good idea to keep track of estimated and actual costs as you move along with your wedding planning so you both stay on top of this important aspect.

Wedding planner and bride going through checklist 

Creative Thinking
Your wedding planner should be able to offer you creative ideas and solutions to help you reduce costs, or even to handle a sticky situation or two. Thinking differently and outside the box is essential for your planner, especially if the challenges in front of you are new to you.

Area where guests will sit during the ceremony 

Researching Products and Services
A wedding planner will have more experience with local vendors, venues, printers and more, and can quickly and easily research options for you. Hiring a wedding planner to make recommendations on many aspects of your wedding can help you save valuable time and money.

Two golden wedding bands and $166 in cash 

Pricing Agreements
Your wedding planner may have more power to negotiate pricing for you on items such as your venue, invitations, even alterations for your dress. He or she can review your agreements, as a second set of eyes, and ensure that you are staying on track with your budget. This skill alone can make hiring an expert wedding planner well worth the price.

Bride consulting with her wedding planner before the reception 

Main Point of Contact
A quality wedding planner will stay in touch, no matter how small the detail or how distant the date of the wedding. He or she will never leave you out of the loop, contacting you by phone, text or email to let you know of any major happenings and any issues that arise. Hopefully, he or she also offers you some suggested solutions. Make sure to ask any wedding planners you’re interviewing for some real-life examples of issues that arose and how they handled the situation with the bride and groom.

Green and white wedding calendars splayed out during wedding planning 

Working on Your Behalf
If there‘s one more priceless service a wedding planner can perform (besides reducing your stress level and saving you money) it’s representing you in discussions. He or she can deal with proposals on your behalf, ask questions of a myriad of suppliers, and review quotations to ensure they’re in line with your budget.

​Part friend, part advocate, part producer. Your wedding planner will be an amazing ally to you as you move forward with your wedding plans. Another valuable asset to you is wedding insurance from WedSafe. It helps protect you and your financial investments in your wedding against unforeseen events such as when a guest slips and falls at your reception…or when a bridal store closes up shop and keeps your deposit. It even offers protection should you need to postpone or cancel your wedding due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather or an unexpected family illness. Get your no-cost, no-obligation quote for affordable WedSafe wedding insurance today. It’s easy to get, low-cost, and gives you the peace-of-mind you need while planning for your big day.


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