Why hiring a planner will be your best wedding investment

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We know, we know- there are already so many costs associated with a wedding. There’s the dress and the flowers and the cake and the groom’s new kicks... the list goes on and on. So why add another expense by hiring a wedding planner?

We hate to put a price tag on ourselves, but we believe that we’re worth our weight in gold when it comes to planning your wedding! Lucky for you, we don’t charge nearly that much.

What makes hiring a wedding planner so worth it? We’re glad you asked!

We wear many, many hats throughout the wedding planning process. However, we know you’re busy, so we condensed our list of “many, many hats” down to our five main roles.

 

YOUR BIGGEST ALLY

We know firsthand that wedding planning can be stressful, but we’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be! Hiring a wedding planner ensures that there’s always someone in your corner.

Need to negotiate with a vendor? Your wedding planner will take care of getting you the best deals out there, and you won’t have to handle all the back-and-forth.

Although she has the best of intentions, is Aunt Sally getting a *bit* too involved in the planning process? Your wedding planner can step in and do the dirty work of setting boundaries.

Or the worst, what if something big + bad + dramatic happens on your big day? Your wedding planner will be there to put out any fire before you even see it!

No matter what, your wedding planner will always have both your best interest + your sanity in mind. We’re here to help you have the wedding of your dreams and to help you truly enjoy every. single. moment. of your big day.

 

YOUR BUDGET POLICE

We’ve all heard the horror stories of brides + grooms going WAY over their intended budgets. Trust us, we totally understand how easily that can happen. Luckily, the majority of wedding planners have done an event or two and can anticipate the costs associated with each of your wishes.

Wedding planners are typically familiar with a large network of vendors in the area. Let’s say you have your heart set on an amazing photographer who is a bit over budget. Luckily, your wedding planner knows a caterer who does impressive + quality work yet charges a fair amount less than most in the area. There you go, it’ll balance out!

So you want to invite 200 guests to your plated-dinner + live entertainment + beachfront wedding but have a strict $25,000 budget? We’ll help you decide what’s most important and adjust your expectations to meet your budget, but we promise we’ll still create a stellar event that’s perfect for you.

But we don’t just make sure everything you want won’t blow your budget out of the water- we are also pretty darn good at stretching your dollars so that you get the most bang for your buck.

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YOUR TIME-SAVER

Wedding planning is so glamorous + fun, right? There’s the Pinterest browsing and the dress shopping and the decoration making... what’s not to love?

The bad news is that this is a pretty idealistic idea of the wedding planning process. About 75% of wedding planning entails researching vendors, communicating + working with said vendors, and confirming the tiniest of details about quite literally every aspect of your wedding.

The good news is that this is where your wedding planner steps in. As mentioned, we’ve planned enough events that we have it down to a PROCESS. We’ve done the research and we speak the lingo… quite fluently, we might add! You could spend 10+ hours researching + comparing what size of cake you should order for your number of guests, or you could just have a five minute chat with your wedding planner and arrive at the same conclusion.

All of those back-and-forth conversations with every single vendor? We’ll take that task off your hands! Not sure where to begin, let alone what comes next? No worries, we already have a timeline and will let you know what we need from you + when we need it.

We take care of the small + less-glamorous details so that your wedding planning involvement actually can be the idyllic Pinterest-shopping-DIY experience!

 

YOUR INSIDER SOURCE

Insider info, tricks of the trade... whatever you call it, we’ve got it.

When it comes to the design elements of your big day, we know what ideas will work beautifully versus what ideas are better off left on that aforementioned Pinterest board. We know how much time to allot for five bridesmaids to get hair + makeup, and we know exactly what time your cake should be delivered. We’ve been told we know how to throw a heck of a party, so we’d love to toss out a few ideas for that as well!

You know how you go to a car dealership for a used Toyota Camry and next thing you know you’re being shown an expensive Mercedes-Benz? Yeah, that’s sales. Unfortunately, this can happen in the wedding industry as well. Luckily, we know what you need + what you don’t need, and we’ll make sure you never have that post-shopping “What in the world just happened and where did my money go?” feeling.

 

YOUR STAGE MANAGER

You’ve been planning this day for months, and it’s finally here! Your family + friends are all starting to arrive, you’re seeing yourself in your dress and you’re more than ready to dive into all the delicious food (i.e. cake). Don’t you want to enjoy these special moments rather than worry about how everything is coming together or if you’re adhering to your timeline?

Yeah, we thought so.

Luckily, it’s our job to do just that. On your big day, you can find us making sure everything arrives on time and everyone is doing their job. We’ll be styling everything to match the visions you’ve expressed of the perfect wedding. We’ll be problem-solving and macgyvering and directing traffic. We’ll be the stage managers of your oh-so-important production. And all we ask of you is that you take a deep breath and HAVE FUN!

Oh, and we’ll clean up at the end of the night so you can get to your honeymoon suite and relax… because we know your feet + face will be sore from all the dancing + smiling.

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Your wedding day is just that… YOURS. It should be a day to celebrate you and your mutual love and your various support systems and *hopefully* your great taste in both decor and cake! We’re just here to make sure you enjoy every step of the journey.

Sure, hiring a wedding planner can be seen as “just another expense”, but we believe we’re so, so much more than that. We are your thinking, designing, planning and budgeting power house.

We are passionate about making every wedding day uniquely perfect + insanely enjoyable.

And most importantly, we love what we do and we cannot wait to work with you!

 

XO,

The Love Letter Weddings team

Louise MoriartyComment