I was in the middle of one of our initial consultations the other day when a potential client asked me to list 3 reaons why they should hire a planner. (whether that was us or someone else). I thought it was such a great question that we should make a blog post of those answers. So here is what I told them
1. You are on a budget:
I know initially the thought of hiring a planner when you are on a tight budget seems counter intuitive. However, helping our clients plan the wedding of their dreams without compromising their sanity or budget is what we do best. The first thing we do with our clients is sit down with them and discuss their budget, their needs, their priorities and create a master budget for them to work off of. We have been in business since 2008 and we know the Northwest Wedding Industry pretty well. We are able to reccomend amazing vendors who are within your budget, and help you avoid costly mistakes. Additionally, we excel at taking that Pinterest board of your's and working with your budget and your venue to design your perfect wedding.
2. You're busy. (and who isn't)
Planning a wedding takes an enormous amount of time. The average couple will spend about 200 hours planning their wedding. The average couple also has jobs, families and other obligations that are a higher priority than planning their wedding. That’s what YPB is here for. We are able to break down your to-do list and start you off with a clear direction of what you need, when you need to do it, and what you skip all together. And since we are able to provide you with a custom list of vendor reccomendations, you will save an enormous time on google searching for vendors to work with.
3. We are a great resource/partner in crime
Perhaps you’re a little bit indecisive on your color combos? Or maybe you are unsure of of which invites will make the best first impression? Well, after 250+ weddings we will undoubtedly have advice and answers for whatever your concerns may be. Whether you know nothing about planning a wedding or whether you a seasoned pro at planning events, we are here as a resource and friend to give you the reassurance that your day of will go exactly how you want it to, From etiquette to vendor reccomendations to even the smallest of details, we are confident we have the advice and the know-how to bring your vision to life.
4. You could benefit from a mediator
Weddings are very stressful. Any time you combine family and money and hopes and dreams it is bound to get ugly from time to time. Wedding planning has a way of bringing out the crazy in certain people and it can often result in a lot of arguments, anxiety and hurt feelings. Because we are a neutral 3rd party we are able to step in and act as a buffer and resolve conflicts peacefully. We are also able to play the "bad guy" and execute your wishes without you having to deal with any drama.. Essentially.......We are here to save that relationship with your mother (or Mother-in law) :)
5. We are expert problem solvers.
Even the best planned affairs can experience "issues". Over the last 250 weddings we have seen (and dealt with) many different problems. From dead grandma's to DJ no-shows. From caterers who forget the ice, to exploded cakes, to guest health emergencies. Regardless of what goes sideways at your wedding, having a wedding planner is like having an insurance policy to ensure it will get resolved and not interfere with your day.
6. You don't want to be the go-to person
The average wedding has 11 vendors. That is a lot of people to coordinate, and a lot of people depending on you for answers. When you have a planner, you are able to delegate that responsibility.
7. You want you and your family to enjoy everything the day has to offer.
The biggest reason why I think everyone should have a day-of planner is because it gives them the ability to sit back, relax and enjoy the day. We take care of all of the set up, vendor managment, problem solving, time management, and clean up that is needed that day. You and your friends and family can be guests/guests of honor, and enjoy every aspect of the day, knowing every detail is being taking care of. You and your families have waited a long time for your wedding day. You are going to spend a considerable amount of time and money on that day - atleast enjoy it!