Five Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner
Whether you’re considering an event with 10 people or a hundred, here are top 5 reasons why you should hire a wedding planner during the best of times, and even during a pandemic.
#1 – A wedding planner will help you understand all your vendor contracts and will negotiate on your behalf.
Planning a wedding means dealing with multiple vendors, all with different contracts and policies. A wedding planner takes on the responsibility of managing these relationships, which saves you time, money and stress. They can also help you negotiate better terms, such as adding flexible postponement policies or a change of scope term in the event of any last-minute changes.
#2 – A wedding planner is always ready with a “Plan B”
Speaking of last-minute changes, an event planner is always ready for the unexpected. Whether it be new local restrictions, postponements, a change in the size of the wedding, or even the weather, a wedding planner is ready to make sure the show goes on. Re-planning, adjusting timelines, redoing vendor contracts, it’s all part of the job. And your wedding will still be just as fabulous as you always dreamt it could be.
“We have years of perspective that allows us to anticipate situations that most people wouldn’t even dream of,” Shawn Marie Carnall of An Exceptional Event explains. “A wedding I was coordinating had a donut truck vendor that didn’t show up, despite being confirmed two days prior. When the vendor didn’t arrive at the expected time and did not return phone calls, I pivoted and coordinated donuts and pastries from Wegmans close by. Not the original plan, but it saved dessert! The bride was so grateful.”
Stephanie Dasch Owner of Diamond Events adds, “Having a plan for all of the different scenarios that may arise is so important. We help our clients develop multiple backup plans depending on the weather conditions and what the current restrictions are. We find that being prepared for any situation brings comfort to the couple and a sense of relief that we are prepared no matter what”
#3 – A wedding planner will make sure you avoid any expensive mistakes
Our Hunt Country Celebrations wedding planners have planned countless weddings. Therefore, they know exactly how to avoid costly mistakes – like not reading the venue contract, or sending out the save-the-dates before finalizing the guest count. A wedding planner is there to easily guide you through all aspects of planning your wedding and prevent you from making a mistake that could end up costing money.
#4 – A wedding planner will make sure your wedding is what you have always dreamed of
Wedding planners are not only efficient at planning all the logistics of your wedding, but they are also creative pioneers. They will coordinate and bring to life what you envisioned through creative design, elegant tablescapes, stunning florals, and more. Let the experts handle these small details. You won’t regret it.
#5 – They will help you enjoy your day
You’re planning a wedding to celebrate love with your closest friends and family members. And that’s exactly why you need a helping hand so you can be in the moment and truly enjoy the best day ever.
Connect with Northern Virginia Wedding Planners
Luckily, Hunt Country Celebrations works with the best wedding planners in Northern Virginia who are ready to bring the wedding you’ve dreamed of to life. Whether you’re thinking of a micro wedding or a lavish gathering, check out any the wedding planners listed below and start planning your special day.