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If you’re planning a wedding, it can get extremely stressful and can really destroy some relationships. This should be one of the happiest times of your life, but trying to plan everything on your own can get in the way.

A recent study showed that 96% of couples felt stressed while planning their wedding. To be exact 40 percent say the planning process is not just stressful, but “extremely stressful.

Instead of dealing with the stress and creating drama, hire a wedding planner to make your life easy.

These 10 reasons you need to hire a wedding planner show you exactly what a wedding planner can do for you!

Wedding Contracts
Wedding Contracts

1. Contracts, Contracts Contracts

Contracts can make or break your wedding day. The fine details of what’s included from each vendor can be daunting. Reading the “fine print” can lay out exactly how good or bad your wedding day can be.

The advantage of wedding planners are that they have read Hundreds or even thousands of contracts and most have done business with your vendors. So they know exactly what to look for in those details and make sure you don’t sign anything that doesn’t make sense for your wedding day.

2. Special Hotel Accommodations

Are you thinking about getting a hotel room block to continue the celebration?

Destination weddings generally need hotel stays. You can even book a hotel for weddings that are closer to home, too. When you book a hotel close to your reception, it can take the stress of traveling back home at the end of the night for you or your wedding party.

Most of the BEST Wedding planners are great hotel negotiators. Most of the time, they get special discounts for block rates and can sometimes negotiate a upgrade for you and your future spouse.

3. Don’t lose your Belongings

At the end of the night, it’s easy to forget things like gifts and cake toppers. However, you’ll be kicking yourself for years to come if valuable things go missing because you left them at the venue.

A wedding planner will make sure nothing of value gets left behind, so you can walk out the door with no worries.

Wedding table
Wedding table

4. Wedding Planners create fresh Ideas

Do you want a cookie-cutter wedding that’s just like everyone else’s?  Probably not. You would be surprised how hard it can be to come up with “fresh” ideas that are unique to you and your wedding.

Wedding planners are on top of the wedding game and already know how to blend trends with classic inspirations. Their goal is to create the wedding of your dream by using techniques that they know work and look beautiful. But they have the experience to take your ideas and create something unique that you will love.

5. You get to enjoy your day

True Wedding planners not only work with you weeks or months before you wedding. They are also your “Go To” person on the day of your wedding.

On your wedding day, do you really want to be rushing around trying to take care of last-minute details?  When the caterer is trying to figure out what time to start dinner or when the florist wants to know what flowers go where; do you or your friends really want to be the one on call to handle all that stress?

A wedding planner already knows the entire plan. They pay attention to the little details like making sure the candles are lit and the desserts get put out on time. You and your family can be relaxing with a glass of champagne instead of handling everything behind the scenes.

6. Great Vendors & Discounts

Experienced wedding planners have worked with nearly every vendor in your area. Not all wedding vendors are created equal.  Wedding planners know which vendors are best to work with, and can give you great recommendations. Some can even get you great Discounts if you use certain vendors.

While some wedding planners get referral fees from certain vendors. They only refer the best because referrals can destroy their reputation as well if the vendor they refer doesn’t do a good job.

I have personally seen wedding planners be able to get brides so many special discounts that they ended up way under budget, but with more than they could have ever imagined.

7. Perfect Timing

Wedding Timelines are one of the most important things at a wedding. You need to have the right amount of time for everything so no part of it feels too rushed or too slow.

Wedding planners know exactly how to time everything right, because they’ve done it a million times before. Using your vision for the day, they’ll make a timeline that makes sense and meets your needs.

They also notify all of your vendors and anyone else who needs to know the details of the timeline, so they’re in the right place at the right time.

8. They don’t Break the Budget

Many people shy away from hiring a wedding planner because they think it will be too expensive.

The opposite is often true.  A wedding planner can actually SAVE YOU MONEY by keeping you on budget.

Most couples have no idea how much an average wedding costs. You may even have an idea of how much you want to spend.  But do you know how you’ll break down that budget to properly cover every expense?  Probably not.

A wedding planner knows exactly how to do the math and how to break everything down so that you don’t spend more than you need to.

Wedding planners have the experience to calculate how much of your budget should be used for what, based on things like how many guests you’ll be having. Once they have a rough idea, they’ll go over the budget with you to make sure you’re spending exactly the right amount for the wedding you want.

In the end, what does this mean to you? It means you get exactly the wedding you want and don’t OVER SPEND which ends up saving you THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS!

9. Attention to Detail

Getting every detail right when you are trying to do it all yourself is impossible. Even if you have your family or friends help, they will always forget something. A wedding planner’s job is to miss no detail for your special day.

All too often I’ve seen the little things go overlooked when people try and not use a wedding planner. Mom’s and best friends are great as guests at your wedding, but they don’t do it for a living and won’t think of everything. I’ve witnessed entire weddings destroyed over simple things like salt and pepper shakers. All because the “wedding planner/best friend” forgot to even bring them.

You can relax and stop trying to be a wedding perfectionist.  Your wedding planner will ensure everything is taken care of so the day goes smoothly.

10. Time Savers

Your Wedding is a once in a lifetime event. In the weeks and months leading up to the big day, you’ll want to be able to experience all the excitement and fun to the fullest.

There’s already plenty to do before your wedding. You need time to get in shape (if you want), shop for the perfect attire, pick the right flowers and food, and so on.

When you hire a wedding planner, It frees your time so that you can focus on the things that really matter. Don’t waste your time on pesky details of communication and planning. Spend it having fun and being a happy bride.

Are you Ready to Hire the Best Wedding Planner we Know?

A wedding planner is a valuable investment in yourself and your partner.

If you’re trying to do it all on your own, there’s no guarantee that things will go according to plan. In fact, weddings are notorious for having unpredictable last-minute issues.

But with a great wedding planner on your side, you can navigate the unexpected with poise and grace, no matter what comes up.

So if you ready to hire the best wedding planner; we recommend Whitlock Events. They have experience with over 100 weddings a year and can create an even you will love.

  • We have over a decade of capturing cherished wedding memories and turning moments into love legends.  

Sandcastle Farms Bride and groom holding hands in sun

Why Choose Us?

  • We're your local Charlotte and surrounding area experts.  We've uncovered the city's secret gardens, the intimate alcoves, and the ethereal backdrops where your love story comes to life in each frame.

  • Your vision, our commitment.  We walk you through everything and leave nothing to chance.  We customize the look and feel of your images to your desires.

  • With awards from Wedding Wire and the Knots as well as our publications in wedding magazines around the globe.  

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