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Why Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?

Why Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?

The subject of wedding planners has baffled the bride and groom since the beginning. Do I need a wedding planner? Or can I do it alone? If you are in this same predicament you’ve come to the right place. We are here to discuss why you should have a wedding planner for your big day. Just thinking about the wedding can be stressful, but that is where the wedding planner comes in. She makes sure that the dream wedding in your mind becomes a reality. She plans out all the tiny details that could make or break the wedding so the bride can enjoy her time being engaged but still be involved in the planning process. Reception venues. Musicians. Save the Dates. Flowers. Cake and so much more. You choose, she makes it happen.

This pre-wedding process only happens once so you need to enjoy it. But keeping track of every little detail can drive you crazy. That princess wedding in your head might not seem possible, but with a wedding planner can make it an actuality. Another aspect of having a wedding planner is your budget. You might have a certain amount you can spend on the wedding and don’t know how to still have what you and your fiancé want. A wedding planner can stretch your budget and see where you are wasting money! By cutting costs you can spend more on the wedding or save it for the honeymoon.

Susan Cordogan of BigCityBrides mentioned in BRIDES.com, adds to this saying “We recently had a bride who wanted bagpipers, and we just did her day-of coordination. We learned that she spent over $1,000 on five bagpipers, and bagpipers are so loud you only need one. We could have saved her $800 in that small decision. Even small decisions can add up to big savings when you have a planner who knows what they’re doing.” Now you don’t have to have bagpipes! But you get the idea. Planners can keep your stresses to a minimum! What more can you want for your big day?!

Now you might be concerned with hiring a person you don’t know at all to plan the biggest day of your life, but you don’t need to worry. These people are experts! It’s their main goal to give you the wedding you want. And their whole life at that point revolves around YOUR big day! The website “The Knot” aspires to this saying “A planner essentially juggles the roles of designer, legal counsel, budget manager, coordinator and so much more—all while helping you pull together your wedding…Simply put, an experienced planner is one of the key investments you can make when bringing your wedding day to life.”

So, we’ve clearly persuaded you to hire a wedding planner, but now what? Which experienced planner is the one for you? We have compiled a list of our favorite and well-known Wedding Planners in the PNW area to help you get your bearings. MH events (@mhpdx) are “Custom Event Creators” that have won many awards for their gorgeous weddings. They got “Best of Weddings” from the Knot.com in 2019 and 2020, Mh won the Couples Choice Award in 2020 from Wedding Wire, and were even mentioned in 100 Layered Cakes. Go visit their website for more details! Not satisfied? Bridal Bliss Event Planning (@bridalblissnw) has been featured in popular companies like BRIDES, The Knot, Glamour, Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, and even Cosmopolitan! Their gallery is breath-taking, and they give your wedding their all.

Their website adds to this with “Our passion for weddings, creative spirit, undivided attention and affirming attitude sets us apart. We bring a fresh perspective to event design and collaborate with you to create an extraordinarily stylish and authentic event.” Still not sure? Your Perfect Bridesmaid (@yourperfectbridesmaid) is a well-known Wedding Coordinator, Kim started in 2008 and has been planning beautiful weddings ever since then. Kim informs us saying “I was seeing couples struggle and I was seeing how stressful navigating the wedding planning process was on them. I just knew there had to be a better way to plan a wedding. I launched YPB to create that “better way” and I have spent the past 11 years working hard to perfect how we can help our couples.” YPB is experienced and loves what they do.

Okay, last one people! J29 Events (@j29events) are focused on telling your story. Just from looking at the website you can tell J29 are romantics at heart, you can see for yourself at their website. They talk about their approach to weddings saying “We’re romantics at heart and always have been. We love getting to know you and learning more about your story so we can use details that might seem insignificant to tell your love story…Let us guide you on this journey (it is definitely a journey) for a fun, stress-free, and memorable experience that neither one of us will soon forget.” After all these quotes and notes I hope you can see that Wedding Planners are the way to go. They make your dream wedding a reality while keeping it in your budget; they take of everything to make this process stress-free for you and your fiancé. So, take another look at our list of credited wedding planners and decide which one will make your big day perfect!

Overall, the options are more in favor of hiring a wedding planner than not doing so. Even if you want to save money, in the long run hiring a wedding planner is cheaper than planning things yourself and takes away 90% of the stress that you have to go through pre-wedding day! We want your day to be PERFECT. We don’t want you to have to deal with the stress of the flowers, where the cake is, what’s happening with the music, or why your aunt just showed up wearing white. All we want you to have to do is focus on showing up, looking beautiful as always, and de-stressing before you walk down the aisle toward your betrothed. You are embarking on the biggest adventure on your life! Allow yourself the gift of spending your wedding day taking in all the memories, all the love, enjoying every little moment with your new husband or wife. You don’t want to waste that precious day worried about all the little details!

Want some more inspiration? Every brand that we have talked with you today about has their own Instagram page linked to their handle that will surely suite everybody’s different sense of style and what they want for their wedding day! Remember, each wedding planner mentioned has their own creative sense and character, so it’s important that you find one that sees your vision as you do, giving you the least amount of stress possible. Let us know your questions and concerns with hiring wedding planners, or any information you found helpful from your past experiences! We love hearing all about your amazing weddings in order to help make future weddings more perfect

Citations:

-“Wedding Planner: Portland, OR.” MH Events, www.mheventspdx.com/about. -“Portland Seattle Bend Wedding Planner.” Bridal Bliss, www.bridalbliss.com/.

-“Wedding Coordinator Portland Oregon: Your Perfect Bridesmaid.” Yourperfectbridesmaid, www.yourperfectbridesmaid.com/.

-“J29 EVENTS.” J29 EVENTS, www.j29events.com/.

-Purdom, Gwendolyn. “The 5 Major Reasons You Should Hire a Wedding Planner.” Brides, Brides, 28 Sept. 2019, www.brides.com/story/reasons-to-hire-wedding-planner.

-Robertson, Amy. “Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner-and What to Expect in the Process.” Theknot.com, The Knot, 23 Oct. 2019, www.theknot.com/content/why-hire-wedding-planner.