I can’t tell you all how many wedding planners are out there. There are literally hundreds, just in Orlando. That’s saying a lot. Planners, to some couples, are just as important as wedding photographers. Why would someone even want a wedding planner? Are they even worth it, especially when event coordinators have one of the most stressful jobs in the United States? The short answer is: yes.
“As a wedding photographer, we’re kind of a ‘have to have’ for a wedding. Wedding planners should have the same merit.”
Here’s the thing. As a wedding photographer, we’re kind of a “have to have” for a wedding. Wedding planners should have the same merit. There has to be someone that’s there to make sure that all the many fires get put out at a wedding. There are always problems at every, single event. It’s one of the many jobs of that planner to make sure that those fires are put out with ease and efficiency. If the planner is good at what they do, then they will be able to get everything set up and prevent most common issues from even happening. I love working with wedding planners. It makes everyone’s job a little easier, and your wedding run so much smoother.
“I love working with wedding planners. It makes everyone’s job a little easier, and your wedding run so much smoother.”
Another thing is that planners have a way of building a team. They’ll be able to refer you to photographers, caterers, florists, and so on. They’re able to assemble a team that has worked together and knows how to work together. That being said, the opinion of your planner isn’t the end all be all. If there’s a vendor that you just have to have for your wedding day, then by all means go for it. It is your wedding day after all.
Some wedding planners make it their mission to save you money. Some have special rates if they book a vendors services for you, or if you are referred to another vendor by them then you’ll receive that special rate. It really all depends on that planners network of vendors and what they can do with that network.
Long story short, you should hire a wedding planner. Sometimes before anything else. They can hep get what you have in your mind and put it together into fruition. More than anything else, then can be your calm. They can be your center.
Wedding Planner and Event Designer: Big Day Celebrations
Photographer: Rudy & Marta
Location: Withers-Maguire House
Rentals: A Chair Affair
Linens: GBS Linens
Floral: Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations
Baked Goods: Two Sweets Bake Shop
Makeup and Hair: Ali Lee Artistry
Bridal Dress: Your Bridal Couture
Invitations: Paper Goat Post
Video: Elmwood Forest Productions
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