Should you hire a Wedding Planner?

You may need help planning your wedding as soon as you get engaged! There is a lot to think about and plan for your wedding day. Once you start searching for venues, themes and ideas it can be a lot to organise and quite overwhelming.

A Wedding Planner is there with you from the beginning of your Wedding planning journey, for all your organisation and booking needs! Contacting various suppliers, searching for your perfect venue and providing you with their expert knowledge. They are after all as passionate about your wedding as you are!

I hadn’t considered a planner until I became a wedding supplier myself. I have worked with a few and can see how valuable they are to the planning process! Your wedding is probably the largest/most important event you will plan and chances are you haven’t had the experience to make sure everything runs smoothly on the day itself.

Things start to get busier as the days count down, with more adding onto the long list of suppliers you’ve booked with. We left our stationary quite late which meant it was a bit of a rush to get everything sent out giving guests enough time to plan ahead – particularly important if you are getting married on a weekday! I remember the day before our wedding, as we were setting up at the venue we had planned to use a couple of rooms for entertainment, our own polaroid photo booth and roulette/black jack tables. To our surprise these rooms were not empty and ready for us to use, so had to be cleared last minute, just in enough time! Also I had a call from our stylist and florist who wasn’t able to provide the table centrepieces we had planned. These things happen unfortunately and is usually out of the control of the supplier, but unfortunately if planning the wedding yourself it’s another thing to worry about on top of everything else!

With a Planner, they could have dealt with all of the above, taking away any stress and worry to ensure an enjoyable, exciting build up to the wedding day! I can definitely see the benefits to booking a Planner and have worked with two in particular who I would recommend to any newly engaged couple.

Firstly we have Jellan from Noahbella Weddings, we celebrated our 1st business birthday’s with a few other wedding suppliers almost 2 years ago now and I have worked a couple of times with her since then. She has a great eye for detail and is able to style a venue beautifully to suit the wedding theme. For an Elopement we worked together on last December she had planned everything to perfection and kept a lot of the elements a surprise for the couple which I think made things extra special and a testament to the trust the couple had in Jellan’s choices.

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Hannah from Hannah Rose Weddings is another fantastic Wedding Planner that I would highly recommend. She is super organised and has an impressive selection of local venues she can easily suggest. She specialises in luxury weddings both locally in Northamptonshire and further away in London. We worked together most recently on a summer styled shoot last year which was beautiful and well planned. There was a mood board, itinerary of the shoot and introductions to all the suppliers involved. We were even featured in the latest issue of Your East Midlands Wedding magazine!

Both suppliers I have suggested are based in Northamptonshire, but are happy to travel a bit further if required to do so.

I hope I’ve helped with the next part of your wedding planning journey, by giving an insight into my own experience of using/not using a wedding planner and the difference between working on a shoot with and without a planner.

To answer my earlier question – should you hire a Wedding Planner? Yes, definitely!

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