Why A Wedding Planner/Coordinator Is Important?



As you plan your wedding and talk to vendors, I’m sure many of them are asking you… do you have a wedding planner? If you’re quickly saying, “no way!” or if you are on the fence about having a wedding planner than this post is for you!


Here are some reasons on why having a wedding planner or coordinator is SO important to your wedding day:

  • They keep things stress free (or at least reduced). They can coordinate meetings, contracts, timeline, payments, and other small details so you don’t have too. A good planner will listen to your vision and work within your budget to make it a reality.

  • They can keep you on budget. A wedding planner will be able to help you make decisions to still have the biggest impact. For example, if you love flowers a coordinator can help you put money towards a flower wall or installation and just have eucalyptus garlands for guest tables instead of flowers. Or they can help you decide between a DJ or live band depending on your wedding vibe. They can help make some of those hard decisions.

  • They can help you get vendor discounts. Yup its true. I love working with my favorite friendors (that’s friends & vendors), so they might be able to work something out with the team they help you put together, just ask!

  • They can help work out quick turnarounds (ceremony to reception) and navigate difficult venues with ease.

Some other tips to remember, your venue might have a coordinator that is included but remember that they work for the venue, not for you. Also, you can bring in a planner at any wedding stage. It can be from day 1 to help build your vendor team, or bring them in to design 3 to 6 months out, etc. They will be involved as much as you need them!


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