What Could Go Wrong if I Do Not Hire a Wedding Planner?

Planning a wedding is no easy feat.

Planning a wedding is no easy feat. From wedding halls, venues for the events planned to the table décor and all the other million details in between, planning a wedding calls for a whole army to be involved so that everything is executed with perfection. Often times, couples underestimate the work that goes into putting their big day together and take it upon themselves to organize everything. Imagine running after vendors and caterers an hour before your ceremony is to take place. Bad idea!

A wedding can go wrong in endless ways without a wedding planner. There’s no saying that having a wedding planner eliminates the possibility of disasters striking. The point here is that things are bound to go wrong on the big day but having a wedding planner ensures that there is someone to tackle them for you without you getting all worked up and losing that beautiful glow of your big day.

So, if you are someone who is on their way to say, ‘I do,’ make sure you do it in the presence of a wedding planner. Just to give you a fair idea, here are some of the most common wedding day disasters you could face without a planner.

Running Late

The biggest challenge a couple faces as starters are not being able to get their family and guests right where they should be in time on the big day. This throws the schedule completely out of the window and as a result, everything that has to follow gets pretty messed up too.

We all can agree with the fact that friends and family members never do what you need them to do and even when they do it eventually, it is not fast enough for us. This could be mainly because most of invitees and family in attendance do not what they’re supposed to do. A wedding day is as it the most important day in a person’s life. Having to direct your own family and guests in addition to all the nerves, preparations, etc can be quite overwhelming for a couple to say the least.

The best way to combat this problem is to hire a wedding planning who can make sure things move in a clockwise motion. If not for herself, the wedding planning will organize someone with no stage fright and a booming voice to organize and direct everyone so that no delays occur and the day goes by smoothly.

Forgetting Your Playlist

While this seems like a very insignificant problem, there really can’t be anything more dampening than not having your favorite playlist to make your day even more special. If you take charge of your own music on your wedding day through a personal device and forget to download it at the last minute, you will be disappointed unlike anything else.

These are just the kind of little details that are so easy for couples to forget on their main day. But wedding planners usually come with an elephant’s memory. They are there to make sure that every tiny detail related to your big day is right where it should be. So many couples opt to use their own laptops, phones, or iPads to run their favorite playlist all through their special day. In all the chaos, it might be easy for a couple to organize that. A wedding planner, however, makes it a point to not just carry all that will be needed at the venue but will also think ahead and download all your favorite songs, keep your charger plugs and etc ready.

Backups

When planning large-scale events, especially large-scale parties, one must always be prepared for a  number of things that could conk off at the last minute. Take a generator at the marquee for example. Your party is in full swing and the generator loses power. How will the dinner get underway and the guests be served?

It wouldn’t do for you to go running in your wedding gown or your tuxedo to arrange for a backup. What works is to hire a wedding planner who is equipped to deal with all unforeseen failures. From backup generators to dealing with unexpected vegetarian guests, your wedding planner will have it all firmly under control.

Not Getting All the Pictures You had Planned

This is one of the most common wedding disasters and a number of reasons could be responsible. It could be the shortage of time, not find the right people for the group shots you wanted or a number of other reasons why you couldn’t get the pictures you had planned for all along on your big day. Such disappointment could last for a lifetime.

Luckily, a wedding planner saves you from all that despair. If you have a wedding planner in your employ, you only need to tell them beforehand what pictures you want and with whom on your wedding day. The planner will communicate to the photographer and the right people and have them lined up at the right time so that all the portraits you wanted will be a part of your wedding album.

A wedding planner makes sure that all the overwhelming planning and organizing process is lifted off your shoulders. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy your day to the fullest.

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About the Author, John Alden

John Alden, owner of Mountain House Estate, a Northern California wine country wedding venue located in Cloverdale, Sonoma County, has helped wedding couples at his wine country wedding venue for the last 5 years.  His goal is to share his wisdom and experience to help you craft the wedding of your dreams.