by Guest Blogger Laurie Larson
4 Unexpected Reasons You Need a Wedding Planner
If you are in the beginning stages of planning your wedding you’ve likely heard all of the horror stories from the extra venue costs to brawling bachelors and of course the seating arrangements. In fact, television has made an entirely new genre of reality TV with shows such as Bridezillas and Whose Wedding is it Anyway?
Your wedding will be one of the most important days of your life, so how do you avoid the unexpected crisis?
That’s where the wedding planner comes in. From napkins to cake and venues, the wedding planner is someone who will help you prepare for that special day while also making sure it goes off without a hitch.
Hiring a wedding planner isn’t just about cake and photos, though. Bringing a wedding planner into your life can make the entire experience of getting married more stress-free.
Not convinced you need a wedding planner? You will be after learning about these four unexpected benefits of hiring a wedding planner.
Wedding Planning Will Actually Be Fun
Your wedding should be your dream day but planning everything isn’t nearly as easy as you think. The detail matters are numerous, and sometimes it’s hard enough to just get through a normal day on your schedule.
So, you’ve heard it before, don’t even consider planning your wedding on your own. Not only has a wedding planner been down this road before, but they likely have enough checklists to fill your venue. They can take care of all those details and arrangements that have you feeling nervous.
Instead of calling four bakeries to taste-test the cake, you just show up. Instead of visiting a dozen potential venues, your planner can help you narrow it down before you go.
While your planner handles the details, you can just enjoy the experience.
You’ll Keep Your Sanity
Juggling your normal life to-dos with all your wedding to-dos is nearly impossible. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day, and soon you’ll find yourself staying up late nights, waking up early, and losing your mind from exhaustion.
Insomnia is the second leading mental health disorder and the primary reason is due to anxiety and stress. There are a ton of decisions to make when it comes to your wedding and it is natural that you will be kept awake overthinking your game plan.
Sleep deprivation will not only make you feel fatigued, but it will also affect your ability to focus, think clearly and make decisions. Your sleep is your body’s way of repairing damage, improving creativity, handling emotions and organizing your memories and thoughts. Without quality sleep you will find planning a wedding is much more difficult.
A wedding planner can help you by narrowing down your choices and handling the stressful decisions that would otherwise keep you awake at night.
Limit Those Not-So-Minor Unexpected Expenses
There are a lot of unexpected expenses that can occur with your wedding. For example, if you are planning an outdoor wedding, what is your plan B if it rains or is too windy? Can your venue handle both on short notice?
Your planner will know the cost of things and will probably know where your wiggle room is at as well as the likelihood of an unexpected cost. They can also guide you on how much of a buffer you should set aside for unexpected costs.
Receive Priceless Emotional Support
Wedding planners have been there before, so when you are suddenly crying because your napkins are a color-shade off, or because your cousin suddenly cancelled the RSVP, you can rest assured that your planner will not freak out. In fact, in many cases your wedding planner will be that shoulder you can cry on and the wedding therapist you need to talk to.
It is natural for the soon-to-be-bride (and the groom) to suddenly break out crying. Your wedding planner is the person to give you the assurance that, “yes, everything will be fine.”
All of these factors combine into the perfect package deal. Now you’re probably wondering how you would ever manage wedding planning without a planner’s help!
If you’re getting married soon, take the burden off yourself of doing it all alone. A wedding planner will offer all of the support you need to help you fully enjoy your season of engagement.
Laurie is a writer based on the east coast who enjoys writing on health and lifestyle topics. In her free time, she loves doing anything that gets her outdoors breathing some fresh air.