The planning of a wedding is nothing to enter into lightly. It is a once in a lifetime celebration and it can be quite an expensive investment. There are also a huge number of moving parts that just don’t easily fit snug with one another. You have to, at times, coax things into place. It can be fun, and we definitely enjoy our role in our couple’s day, but you won’t have that fun if you can’t find the joy in those best moments.
Most people look at hiring a planner as a luxury. We don’t. We look at having a non-stressful wedding day as a necessity. We want you to be able to love and be loved and adored on your wedding day just as much as you want it. We especially want you to be able to enjoy your journey to the aisle as you plan this wedding of a lifetime. Planners see and know the need of the day and can plan accordingly as things unfold along the way. Any other person won’t be able to relate as much without interrupting your time on wedding day to see what you would prefer take place.
Indulge us for a moment and take a look at the 8 signs we have listed here to pay attention to. These may help you realize if hiring a wedding planner is what you will need to do.
1. Struggling to keep things on track
Everybody has an off day or two every now and then. Heck, some people have one once a week. What you don’t want is to be all over the place with everything you have going on all of the time. Wedding planning is involved and being organized is at the very top of the list. You have to be able to communicate your ideas and wants well. If you have ideas swarming around in your head of all these amazing details you want for your day, or if you have trouble keeping the specifics straight from all of your vendors, you may need a wedding planner. You want to be sure you have time for yourself, time for your soon-to-be, and if you are working a full-time job, time to do that job adequately.
2. No good sounding board
There are so many things I can recall having thought about and would additionally think to myself that I would love to run this by someone. I bounce ideas off of people all of the time. Here’s the thing about doing that. They can only lend to me the amount of knowledge and interest they have in what I am asking about. So if you are sharing ideas and thoughts about your wedding with people who have never been married, you are only going to get what they would do while not personally attached to the idea or thought you are asking about.
Even if you decide to ask someone who has had a wedding recently, you are still only getting what they would do in that instance from their perspective. A wedding planner will have more examples to apply to any and every situation you could think up. We have been there before and have seen weddings from so many angles. That is why wedding planners are so apt in handling what you will need.
3. Procrastination is a thing for you
Procrastination is defined as the action of delaying or postponing something. With wedding planning, you have to move forward timely, and in most instances, as fast as you make a decision. No matter what your wedding date is, you are not the only person looking for what you are looking for to be a part of your wedding day. Procrastination can cause you to lose out on the venue you have dreamed of using for your day, your favorite DJ or live entertainment, the caterer who makes food so good that your toes wiggle, and the photographer whose photos make everything come to life. Don’t allow confusion, unfamiliar territory or dreadfulness make you miss out on the details that matter the most to you. Hire a wedding planner so you don’t have to go at this all alone.
4. Got 250 hours to plan?
If 250 hours sound like a lot, we can tell you that you would be right. There is time and attention given to weddings because they are super involved. There are details that won’t even cross your mind initially and people you probably wouldn’t have even guessed you would need to speak with. Oh, and there are rabbit holes that you don’t realize you need to avoid until it is too late and time has been lost. It is a huge industry and if you don’t have the time, energy, or wherewithal to shuffle through what is truly needed for your wedding, you could spend more time than 250 hours.
5. Overwhelming administrative tasks
Do you check your email? Do you complete tasks and keep up with those really well that need more attention? Do you answer your phone and respond timely to requests? If you answered no to at least two of these questions, you need a wedding planner. This is a great deal of wedding planning. There are so many moving parts and a number of people you have to keep up with. If you know you have gotten pretty flustered in the past with planning any other life events, your wedding isn’t going to be easier. We don’t want you to set yourself up to be overwhelmed. Even if you have started planning and you have found you need help, as long as your wedding date is far enough away you can still hire a wedding planner.
6. Thinking it is just like any other party
Though weddings are a party, they are quite different from any other type of celebration. Weddings are very detailed and emotionally driven. You don’t agree? Let’s evaluate. You get engaged, which means someone wants to spend the rest of their life with you. You think about what you are going to wear. But this cannot be equivalent to anything else in your closet or any of the stores you usually spend your hard-earned coins.
You think about who you want to be present. If your mind crosses an elder member of your family, you might begin to wonder how proud they will be of you and the life you will get to have with your soon-to-be. There is an enormous amount of emotion in all of those examples. Name a party of any other type that can evoke that same amount of emotion. If you plan to tackle your wedding as just another party, it may not be as special to you as you hoped. At least consult with an planner before you dive deeper into your planning adventures.
7. A lack of wedding planning knowledge
The world of wedding planning is extremely huge and there is an enormous amount of information out there for anyone looking to find it. Here’s the thing…all of the information will not apply to you and what you want or need. Will you always know that immediately? Nope. Can you get the time you just lost following a link that lead to a bunch of other links that had nothing to do with what you were looking for? Nope.
We are so sorry you will have to deal with that if you do not hire a wedding planner. It is a wedding planner’s job to be knowledgeable in all facets of weddings. It is their job to be the subject matter experts in this area. The value you get from hiring a planner is the reward of all the countless hours, money spent, and other investments they have already made in the profession they love. That is what you are purchasing. Again, it could be viewed as a luxury but aren’t you worth it?
8. Nervous about letting someone else run the show
You are right to be nervous. There are so many unknowns to the production of a wedding day. The right person has to be in charge. We understand there may be a relative who handles business at every family function. Even if this same person planned and had an amazing turn out for their own wedding, it does not mean they need to or have the capacity to do it for you, or that you have to do it for yourself. Everyone is different, and every wedding is different. There is no way we can all tolerate the same annoyances or take joy in the same exact moments. They did it their way, and you should do what you feel is best for you.
We also know sometimes other wedding day vendors will take on the task of running the day. We aren’t saying they can’t do it, but remember you hired them to do a specific job to the best of their professional ability. You want to be sure they can do that job proficiently. All in all, you should be able to take comfort in hiring a professional wedding planner who will walk you through the process, take away your stress, and be solely dedicated to executing your day to perfection.
Your wedding planning journey should be memorable, and for all of the right reasons. We want you happy on your wedding day and with absolutely no regrets! Why not be sure that is even more of a possibility by hiring a professional wedding planner.
Until next time…
be sweet & happy planning!
(photo credit: AL Weddings & Simone Elise Events)
Premier Wedding Planning and Event Studio Owned by Husband and Wife Planner and Event Designer Team Darius and Tish Clay. Simone Elise Events offers Wedding Day Event Management Services, Full Service Wedding Planning Services, and Wedding and Event Design Services for all your Wedding, Social, and Corporate Events.Simone Elise Events caters to Weddings and Events in Memphis Tennessee and surrounding Tennessee areas.
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