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Is Having a Wedding Planner That Important? 6 Benefits of Hiring a Wedding Planner

By: Lydia Mattern

Determining your wedding budget is one of the most important steps in wedding planning with your fiancé. The cost of a wedding ranges drastically depending on where and when you have your wedding. For example, the cost of a Lake Tahoe wedding will be more expensive than if you choose a less popular wedding destination.

But your venue is not the only thing you have to budget. There are the flowers, the music, the food and drinks, and all the other vendors it takes to plan and execute a fabulous wedding.

With all of these budgeting decisions, you may find yourself looking for ways to cut costs and save money. And to do so, you may even consider planning your wedding without a wedding planner.

While we may be a little biased--being a Northern California wedding planner and all--we do want to take this time to share with you some of the great benefits of having a wedding planning team by your side every step of the way. (Hint: it can actually save you money in the long run, but we’ll get into that in a minute).

If you are contemplating whether or not to hire a wedding planner, consider these 6 benefits of having a wedding planner to help bring your wedding dreams to life.

1. You Will Stress Less

One of the main benefits of having a wedding planner is they can help alleviate stress by taking some responsibilities off your plate. And with less on your to-do list, you can spend more time enjoying the fun aspects of wedding planning, such as dreaming up the perfect design, choosing your wedding dress, and planning your bachelor or bachelorette party.

A wedding planner focuses on the details of planning your wedding and will help you stay on schedule to ensure everything gets crossed off your to-do list and theirs. And if you have family or friends involved in the planning process as well, you don’t have to worry about becoming “bridezilla” or “groomzilla.” A wedding planner is your advocate, helping you stress less by managing the planning process--and everyone involved--for you.

2. You Will Save Money

While you may be considering not hiring a wedding planner to save money, interestingly enough, hiring a wedding planner will save you money.

Experienced wedding planners who have been doing this for a while, like Epic Thyme, have spent years networking with other wedding vendors. They have built strong relationships that you can benefit from because these relationships will help you get the best deal for the wedding service.

Even more, wedding planners can help you prioritize and cut costs for your wedding, ensuring you have exactly what you need for your day to go as planned without wasting money. A wedding planner will save you money because they know how to put together a dream wedding that is within your budget.

3. You Will Have More Free Time

Rather than you being responsible for constantly connecting with wedding vendors to ensure everything is running smoothly and on-time, a wedding planner acts as the middleman between you and your vendors. They problem-solve and take care of any issues that may arise without you even having to worry about them. Plus, they will ensure everyone stays on schedule and keep you updated on the progress of your wedding.

4. You Will be Inspired

If you are not sure how to make the vision in your head become a reality, an experienced wedding planner with design services can help with that. At Epic Thyme, we provide detailed planning services as well as design and styling services. We can help you visualize your special day and make it come to life.

Wedding planners can also bring new ideas to the table. Whether you are concerned about how to honor a loved one who has passed away, blend cultures and religions throughout your wedding, or ensure your family is happy with the plans as well, a wedding planner knows the best way to make everything at your wedding come together.

5. You Won’t Go at it Alone

Wedding planning can be extremely stressful. A wedding planner has been through it all (and then some) and can give you advice about how to navigate tricky situations based on real-wedding experiences. Plus, they help keep the entire process FUN.

Wondering how much to tip your wedding vendors? A wedding planner can help with that.

Wondering how much booze to buy for your wedding? A wedding planner can help with that.

Wondering how to determine the best date to have your wedding? A wedding planner can help with that, too!

Get all your wedding questions answered with just one email or phone call when you have a dedicated wedding planner and team by your side throughout the entire wedding planning process.

When you partner with Epic Thyme, we have consistent monthly meetings leading up to your wedding day to ensure all your questions are answered and plans are finalized.

6. Your Wedding Day Will be a Dream Come True

With day-of wedding planning services, a wedding planner can make sure everything goes as planned on your wedding day. Rather than having to worry about whether or not the caterer will be there on time, you can celebrate with your friends and family and enjoy the day without having to play wedding planner at the same time.

Epic Thyme is the Wedding Planner for You

You’ve found the one, now it is time to find your other one--your wedding planner. It is important to like and trust your wedding planner since you will be spending a lot of time together planning the most important day of your life.

At Epic Thyme, we would love to talk with you about your wedding needs--and even any hesitations you may have regarding hiring a wedding planner--to ease concerns and help you begin planning your wedding day.

Contact us today for a free, 1-hour wedding consultation where we can put together a quick budget for an available wedding date!

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