You should hire a wedding planner.
I know what you’re thinking….. A wedding planner telling me to hire a wedding planner sounds like a sales pitch. Well it’s not, it’s sound advice from a professional wedding planner with over 10 years of experience. I’ve seen a lot and I know a lot about weddings. So yes, I am a wedding planner telling you to hire a wedding planner. Don’t just hire a wedding planner, hire your wedding planner before you book your wedding venue. And here is why!
WEDDING BUDGET ALLOCATION
Your wedding venue is a huge chunk of your wedding budget. HUGE!! Monitoring and allocating your wedding budget is what your wedding planner will assist you with. Your wedding planner will know which venue fits your wedding budget. Before you commit 30k to a wedding venue and you’ve set a budget of 50k, you may want to consider if that venue is right for your wedding budget and all the other wedding vendors you want for your wedding. Your wedding planner can help you find a wedding venue that’s best suited for your budget.
Your wedding venue has rules and regulations that you may not know about. Some venues require you to use their vendors for your wedding. Well, what happens if you don’t like their vendors? What if their vendors don’t fit your wedding style? What will you do once you signed on the dotted line? Many wedding planners know this about wedding venues in their area and can inform you before you make that commitment. You don’t want to be stuck using their house wedding florist which you don’t even like.
YOUR WEDDING DESIGN
Your wedding venue could be completely wrong for your wedding design. Making a wedding venue fit your style will cost you more than just choosing a wedding venue that may cost a little extra. If you are planning an all-white wedding, you don’t want to choose a venue that has brown carpet and red chairs. Your wedding planner will know the best wedding venues that will be the perfect canvas for your wedding. Even the most lavish wedding venue could be the wrong wedding venue for your wedding design.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Your wedding venue can just suck! Sorry to be frank but it’s true. Some wedding venues are horrible. It looks good in the pictures but as a wedding planner, I look beyond the pictures. I am looking at what’s the load in time frame? What does the loading dock look like? How flexible is the venue willing to be? What is in that venue’s premium bar? These questions matter and you wouldn’t know to ask these questions if you’re not a wedding planner. You’re more concerned about the pretty and the food. We are concerned about how your wedding will come to life. There is a lot of work behind the scenes.
The key to a seamless wedding planning process is hiring a wedding planner from the very start. Get the support and guidance you need the minute you start planning. Choosing a wedding venue is a big decision and a big investment. Do you really want to make this first step without professional advice? Do you want to take the chance of making the wrong decision? Before you do any wedding planning, especially choosing your wedding venue, hire a professional wedding planner.