So much time, money, and energy go into the biggest day of your life. What if I told you by doing just ONE THING could ensure everything runs smoothly and goes perfectly on your wedding day? That one thing is hiring a wedding planner! There are a ton of blogs and articles out there on this topic. I am going to tell you “Why” from the perspective of a Photography & DJ professional. We have done thousands of weddings & events. There is a clear difference between the events that have a planner and those that do not. I am going to share the Top 5 reasons we feel you need to consider fitting a wedding planner in South Florida into your budget. Enjoy!
Why You Need To Hire a Wedding Planner in South Florida
1. Saves you Time
Do you find yourself constantly saying “Man I wish I had more time in the day!” or “How am I going to have time to do all of this?!”. It’s ok, most of us do! A planner will save you a boatload of time! For most people, time is the most valuable thing we don’t have enough of. That’s why I am listing this one first. So if you don’t have enough time to read the rest of this blog, that’s ok, this reason is enough to hire a planner. haha. Most wedding planners are professionals. They know what “to do” and “not to do” when it comes to planning and prioritizing. When you first get engaged, just simply getting started with the planning process is the most stressful. Where should you start? What’s most important? Is it too soon to start reserving certain vendors? These are all very common questions every couple asks themselves. Just skip all of those questions and hire a planner and he/she will know exactly where you need to start!
2. Saves you Money
Just like there’s never enough time in our day, we never seem to have enough money! Weddings are ALWAYS more expensive than you thought or were hoping for. The perception out there is that a Wedding Planner is going to cost you more money. Sure there may be times a planner costs you a little extra, but they save you so much time that it’s worth it. But, most of the time you will save money. They are your master negotiator and protect the budget. There is such a wide range of price ranges out there for all wedding vendors. Your planner knows what you “should” be paying. You have already gone through the amount of money you have in your budget. Now it’s your planner’s job to build the best team for you that fits in that budget. A lot of times, your planner will have a team of vendors that offer exclusive pricing to his/her couples.
3. Relationships with Wedding Professionals
If you have spent any time at all on Wedding Wire or The Knot, you will quickly see there is an abundance of wedding professionals to choose from. It’s overwhelming. And of course, all of them look wonderful when you are browsing through those planning sites! Your planner has seen the good, bad, and ugly of many professionals. Your planner has a shortlist of professionals they recommend for a reason. When you hire a planner they are putting their stamp of approval on the vendors they recommend to you. Their reputation and the success of their business relies on matching you up with a team that fits the vision for your day. We have a stellar team of DJs and Photographers at Complete, BUT we might not always be the best fit. Only a planner will know this because you have spent time painting a picture of your big day. At the end of the day, if your team of wedding professionals is used to working together at weddings every weekend, this will get you that much closer to your day running smoothly. Trust a planner to point you in the right direction!
4. Keeps You on Track
There are so many moving parts when it comes to wedding planning. When do you make payments? How soon do you fill out the planners? How soon should you do a tasting? When should you have your final meetings with your team? All of these questions need to be answered. Guess what?! When you hire a planner, you can take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy your engagement. Your planner will layout where you should be and when. This piece is the most stressful part of planning. Life is busy and it’s difficult to keep everything in order and on time. Especially if you are planning a destination wedding!
5. Wedding Day Will Be Stress-Free
Your big day has finally arrived! This is the day you have been waiting for your entire life. Or at least the last 12 months. haha. It’s time to soak in every special moment. The day goes by so quickly and the last thing you want to worry about is making sure that your team of vendors is doing their job and the wedding party is where they are supposed to be! We want you to be able to relax and enjoy the time with your friends and family. This is the day that everyone closest to you is celebrating YOU and your partner. You want to be able to look back 10 years from now and be able to say “That was the most fun, smooth and memorable day of my life.” Hire a planner and this will happen.
Cheers to you and the planning!
Complete Weddings + Events in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida Areas
If you’re planning a wedding in Fort Lauderdale, FL, then you’ve landed at the right place! Now that you’ve said YES! to spending your life together, you have some exciting decisions ahead. At Complete Weddings + Events planning, wedding events are what we do best. Complete Weddings + Events, Fort Lauderdale’s leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services & photo booth rental.