In our day to day lives, we often get asked, "Why do we actually need a wedding planner?" or "Planning a wedding can't be that much work, can it?"
All valid questions if you've never had to organize a wedding. In this blog, we provide answers to all questions regarding the use of a wedding planner.
When is it advisable to hire a wedding planner for your wedding, and why? Do you recognize yourselves in the following points?
We are getting married and...
...have no idea where to start and would like some advice.
Experience is key. You're getting married (probably) for the first time, and, just like with anything you do for the first time, it can be challenging to know where to begin. A wedding planner has organized many weddings and can easily set you on the right path.
...have no desire and no time (in addition to our work/family/social life) to endlessly search on the internet.
A wedding planner's network ensures that this becomes unnecessary. Due to the experience of your wedding planner, a large network of great suppliers has been built (within every budget and style). Think of venues, catering, florists, photographers, videographers, decorations, musicians, and more. During meetings with your wedding planner, the wedding style is discussed, and based on that, they select the best suppliers. All you have to do is choose from the options.
...want to enjoy your wedding day and the months leading up to it without stress.
No stress! This is crucial for the wedding day and the months of engagement. A bit of healthy nerves are always there; after all, it's your wedding day. But too much stress, preventing you from enjoying the moment, is the main reason we recommend a wedding planner to everyone. A wedding is full of small details, and a lot still needs to be arranged on the day itself. It's such a great feeling when you can sit back, relax, do your makeup, or have a drink and trust that everything is going as planned. That's truly invaluable.
...don't want to take the pleasure of our wedding day away from a friend or family member.
In the Netherlands, couples often chose their best friend or a friend for organizing their wedding (as a master of ceremonies). Nowadays, it's becoming more common for couples to hire a professional master of ceremonies or wedding planner for the day to ensure their best friends can truly enjoy the wedding. After all, aren't your friends much better at partying with you than organizing it?
...really want a fantastic wedding with fun, original, and creative elements that are just a bit different.
With all their experience and a vast network, a wedding planner has seen it all. The right wedding planner is always up to date with what's happening and possible in the world of weddings. If you find someone you click with, they can certainly cater to your wishes with cool, original, and creative elements, so your wedding truly becomes your own.
...don't want to 'hang the decorations' yourselves or, even worse, 'clean up the confetti'!
Because, in the end, that's what it's all about, right? And when it comes to confetti, we know what to do!
If you recognize yourselves in these points, we strongly recommend considering a wedding planner (whether it's us or someone else). You deserve to fully enjoy this day with 100% of your attention. So, do yourself a favor!
And do you have any doubts about the 'extra' costs for a wedding planner? A good wedding planner can actually save you money! How, you might ask?
A successful wedding is about arranging the perfect suppliers who fit your style, and you might not find them on your own. Combined with creative solutions and discounts, you often end up spending less than if you were to do everything yourself. That way, you'll have more left for the fun extras (like the honeymoon, for example).