A wedding is one of the most special days in your life. It is a day to celebrate the love between you and your fiance as you start the journey as husband and wife. The planning process can be very overwhelming and stressful, which is why many couples start to look for outside help from a wedding planner.
Most might be tempted to go with a partial wedding package over the full planning package. Which is why I wanted to share this blog with you to highlight how partial planning will actually cost you more time, money and stress.
I have saved many of my couples thousands of dollars and actually keep the wedding within the targeted budget range. That isn't an accident either. It is because I know who to work with and what to look for. So, you can create your dream wedding and fully enjoy the process when you have a professional guiding you through it. With something as significant as your wedding, let's not leave it to chance.
The hidden costs of weddings
When it comes to putting a wedding together there are a lot of moving parts happening all at once. So you have to always be paying attention to all the contracts and vendor requirements. Something as simple as knowing travel fees for all your vendors is a question most brides overlook. They just see the quoted price and think that is it, only to be surprised down the road.
Another thing to consider is how many vendors are you going to need. There is no way you can get everything done with just one vendor per task. You will be surprised at how much the cost of a wedding increases when you throw in more vendors and services.
With my full service planning I become your advocate. Making sure all the details are known, the right questions are asked, and there are no surprises come the wedding day. There are no hidden costs for my couples since I uncover everything upfront and always keep a pulse on the entire budget of the wedding making sure everything is on the right track.
The value of a wedding planner's expertise
Let's be honest this is your first time doing this. When has anyone been an expert their first time doing anything? it just doesn't happen. So, what that means for you if you try to go this alone or with partial planning it will lead to mistakes.
It can lead to picking the wrong vendor, missing important information in a contract, or rushing through the planning. By hiring a wedding planner you are getting experienced help in making this process as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can get an unbiased opinion on what options would be the best for your budget, location, and style.
I unfortunately have horror stories from past couples that didn't go with full planning only to lose thousands by picking bad vendors or venues. Not all vendors and venues are good, and that is not something you want to find out first hand.
Going with my full planning service makes sure that is never a concern with you as I have quality vendors I personally work with and if it is something outside my network then I know how to vet them.
Experience matters when it comes to putting something together as big as a wedding.
Looking over your contracts
I know I have already mentioned this a little bit, but I wanted to really highlight this. The wedding industry is a business. That means it comes with contracts and those contracts are going to be in favor of the businesses. So, if you are not familiar with reading contracts and knowing what to look for you would be on the hook if something were to go wrong.
That is where I step in for my clients going through every contract and making sure you are taken care of. A lot of issues come from couples not reading through the contracts they sign and having different expectations.
For example if you are expecting your photographer to be there all day, but the contract says 6 hours it will now cost you a lot more to pay an hourly rate to increase their time.
My purpose is to make sure everything is in alignment with your expectations and happens as intended.
Hiring a full service wedding planner is the best way to save money on your wedding
In conclusion, hiring a full service wedding planner is the best way to save money on your wedding. The planner will take care of all the details and make sure that everything goes smoothly. You will be able to relax and enjoy your special day without having to worry about the details.
It can get pretty complicated once you start getting into the thick of it handling 5-8 different vendors, the venue, your family, all while you are trying to actually enjoy being engaged with your fiance.
Just don't be fooled into thinking partial planning services are going to save your money or stress. You still have to make all the decisions. The planner just comes in at the end to bring it all together. But, by that point if mistakes were already made that is the reality.
The number one regret from every bride that tries to do it themselves or use a partial service is they didn't fully enjoy the wedding process. It created more stress on them and their relationship which took away from the whole experience.
Doesn't have to be that way for you when you. Wisdom comes from listening to those that have already been there before you. Don't follow in the footsteps of couples that chose the harder more expensive route.
Make it easier on yourself by going with full service planning.
If the idea of having less stress, and not throwing money away at costly mistakes makes sense to you then let's get a celebration call booked. I would love to hear about you both, how your love journey started and what you are thinking. I'm a sucker for love!
Then if working together makes sense we can go over options I have for you. At the end of the day my concern is making sure you feel supported knowing your wedding is in good hands.
Let's celebrate your love,