First, Congratulations on your engagement! You and your fiancé are embarking on a beautiful journey together, but where to begin after the champagne bubbles have settled? While celebrating the engagement, the wedding planning process begins, and there are choices, dates, and decisions to be made. Planning a wedding can be exciting and fun or overwhelming and stressful, and undoubtedly time-consuming.
However, you should only be thrilled and excited as you, and your fiancé begins this new chapter in your life together. A planner is your wedding guru and there to guide you through the entire process. Their expertise will help you choose the vendors that fit your style and will make your dream wedding come to life. For example, it is Ashleigh Elizabeth's goal to get to know a couple on a personal level to seamlessly make their dream wedding come to life as unique as their love story. Ashleigh Elizabeth Weddings + Events offers a variety of services to cater to the needs of all couples. Each service package can be tailored to meet the needs and wants of the couple.
Not sure if hiring a wedding planner is for you? Here are ten perks of hiring a wedding planner:
1. More time to Celebrate
Planning your wedding is a huge commitment and takes up a great deal of time. A full-time job, social obligations, and planning your wedding can make you feel as though you have no time to enjoy being engaged! A wedding planner relieves you of stress and gives you more time to celebrate your engagement by keeping you organized, calling vendors, scheduling your appointments, and much much more.
2. Budget Tracking
The wedding budget can quickly disappear before a couple's eyes if they are carefully tracking it. A wedding planner tracks your budget but more importantly assists you with prioritizing your wants and needs, ensuring your money is spent responsibly.
3. Wedding Etiquette
Who receives a plus one? Whom should you invite to the shower? Who gets a gift? What is the proper way to address an invitation? A wedding planner has the answers to all these questions and more along with advice for any sticky situation that might arise.
4. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock
Wedding planners handle making and tracking the rehearsal and wedding day timeline for you. Your planner will worry about when the band will arrive and where the flowers are delivered. For example, all of the Ashleigh Elizabeth services offer timelines for vendors and the bridal party ensuring everyone is on the same page, and your wedding day is seamless.
5. Rise & Bride
It is your wedding day, and you should not worry about anything, but how excited you are to see your soulmate at the end of the aisle. If you do not want to hire a wedding planner, then I highly suggest you hire a day of coordinator. A day of coordinator will ensure that all your hard work is executed flawlessly. A coordinator will make sure your ceremony and reception site is ready for your special celebration along with making sure checking your wedding dress is steamed and everyone is running on time. It is likely a member of your bridal party, or a family member is doing these things for you if you do not hire a day-of-coordinator; which means you aren't spending your special day with the ones that mean the most to you.
6. Bringing the Vision to Life
I love when a bride is showing me her Pinterest board and describing what she wants and asks me - "Do you know what I mean? Does that make sense?" and the answer is YES! I love taking bits and pieces of inspiration to curate your unique celebration. Wedding planners are fluent in pinterest and instagram lingo ;)
7. Exposure to New Ideas
Pig-backing off of #6, as a wedding planner is bringing your vision to life, your wedding planner will expose you to new and different ideas. You don't have to use these ideas, but they will present various options for you to choose from to make your wedding is unique and more memorable.
8. Priority: You + Your Fiancé
A wedding planner wants the best for their clients, and their priority is to make you happy! From dealing with vendors and family members, a wedding planner will always ensure you and your fiancé are happy, and your vision is becoming a reality.
9. Ring, Ring, Ring!
Your phone is already blowing up enough, so why worry yourself with phone calls from vendors on your wedding day? Your wedding planner will be the point of contact for your vendors, family, and friends so no one bothers you with silly questions or worries on your wedding day.
10. Check, Check, and Check
My strategy as a wedding planner is to be two-or-three steps ahead of a couple so that when a couple is concerned or unsure, I am prepared to handle any situation (if it is not already done). From a breath mint before walking down the aisle and making sure there is nothing left at the reception at 2 am we have you covered.
These are just some of the many reasons why you should hire a wedding planner for your special celebration. Let an expert take the worry off your hands so you and your fiancé can enjoy starting this next chapter in your life.
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It is a great day to have a great day!