10 Reasons to Get a Wedding Planner for the Super Bowl Game of Your Life
Think of your wedding as your own personal Super Bowl. It’s the biggest, most important game of the year, and celebration of your life. Your friends and family are in the audience cheering you on, swap the football jerseys for bridal gowns and tuxedos, and replace the football with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers.
But how can you win the game without a Coach? Every great team needs a Coach, and every great wedding needs a wedding planner. Here are ten reasons why you need to hire a wedding planner.
All of these fantastic football engagement photos are by Richard Barlow Photography.
1. Wedding planners know how to play the game.
This is not your wedding planner’s first rodeo, they know all the most reliable vendors in your area and how to best communicate with each of them. From photographers to djs, cakes to caterers, a wedding planner knows who is good, who is subpar, who is overpriced, and who is the best. They are seasoned professionals in executing stunning parties, so they’re full of fun, original ideas you may have never had.
2. Wedding consultants offer an unbiased voice.
With parents, in-laws, and opinionated friends whispering in your ear, it can be hard to separate your feelings from theirs. After you’ve perused and sampled everything under the sun, you start to second-guess yourself. A consultant has nothing at stake but your happiness and can offer an unbiased second opinion.
3. Your wedding planner is a team player.
Wedding planners are the real MVP! They have agreed to handle every concussion, and every yellow flag that happens on the day of your wedding. With less stress, you can enjoy your engagement more.
4. Wedding planners save you time on the clock.
You’ve got bills to pay, showers to attend and a dress to find; a planner will help you cross “check in with the caterer” and “find a DJ” off of your already-packed to-do list. They’ll also save you time upfront by helping you separate the fab vendors from the flops.
5. Your wedding planner is dedicated to winning.
It’s your Super Bowl. That means, if you want Maroon 5 to play at your reception or a cake with your face on it (and it’s in your budget), your planner will make it happen.
6. Wedding planners never give up.
If your outdoor wedding day delivers a torrential downpour, you don’t have to apply waterproof mascara, or wear rain boots under your bridal gown. A planner will dry your tears and find the solutions whenever there’s a problem – whether mammoth or miniscule.
7. Wedding planners have seen it all.
With experience comes wisdom. Planners see the best and the worst of weddings (because even bad ideas can be perfectly executed). You’ve got 20-20 hindsight right at your fingertips, so you won’t have to learn from your well-intentioned mistakes.
8. Your wedding planner knows how to play it cool.
For a first-timer, the big list of little things can prove incredibly daunting. Fortunately, consultants have memorized the list backward and forward. With a slew of appointments to schedule, you may be ready to scream, but a planner will keep you cool, calm and collected.
9. They have a great half-time speech.
Like the head Coach on the sidelines of your wedding, when you panic that the green ribbon on the cake will clash with the stems on your bouquets, a planner won’t call you crazy; they’ll listen as you let out your steam and then snap you back into reality.
10. Wedding planners can save you money.
“Money-saving wedding planner” may sound like an oxymoron, but consultants can spare you the misfortune of shelling out pretty pennies on poor ideas and overpriced ventures; they know where the deals are.
Remember that wedding planners can be hired to help you with as much, or as little of the planning assistance that you like. Even if you don’t think you have it in your budget to hire a full-service wedding coordinator or company, consider booking a weekend-of coordinating package. These packages are really more like “month-of-coordinating” and they help make sure all the vendors are in place, timelines are set.
Treat your wedding like the Super Bowl game of your life. Hire a wedding planner, and make a game plan strategy that will ensure your special day is a guaranteed win!
Check out our customized list of some of the best wedding planners in North Carolina here.