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Reasons to hire a Planner….not your Aunt’s sister cousin….


I know many of you ask why? Why do I need to hire a planner when I can make everything myself or go to pinterest?  Why hire a planner when I can organize all vendors? Why hire a planner when I don’t need any recommendations for vendors or venues my grandmother knows everyone? Why hire a planner when my Aunt’s sister’s cousin is going to take care of it all?

Those all seem like valid questions right? As a professional planner I almost cringe especially when I hear the last question. Why? Because the last question tells me two things. First that you do not want to have to worry about anything the day of your wedding so you have asked someone else to help. And second that you may be in for a disaster…

I KNOW you love your Aunt’s sister cousin and I am SURE she has the best of intentions but there are so many things you need to think about outside of that. Does she know how to facilitate a timeline for the day of a wedding? What if she gets too sick? What if she is a little controlling and her vision is not your vision? And last but not least what happens if there is a family dispute ? Let’s face it sometimes there are :) and it helps to have a person there to help who’s ONLY interest is making her clients happy while professionally intervening.

Keep in mind that as an event planner there have several packages available so even if you don’t need a full wedding planner please consider hiring for at least your day of coordination.  As an event planner I am here to help you with your budget, bring your vision to life, help with fellow vendors/venues, vendor meetings, and much more. The most important job I am have is to help my clients be at ease and know that all they have to do is sit back, relax, and LOVE each other. Please don’t let your Aunt’s sister cousin ….well….you know! The best place for her to be is front row watching you get married and enjoying your beautiful day with you!

HAPPY PLANNING and more importantly CONGRATULATIONS!!

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Top Ten Reasons to hire a Planner;


  1.  Experience: Knowledge and experience is key. An experienced coordinator is able to solve last-minute problems on site without panicking and  match the right vendor to the client. With every Event a planner learns something new then pass this knowledge to you for a perfect celebration.
  2. Vision: The ideal experience for clients and their guests are a day were nobody has to think or make decisions. Your professional consultant will execute your vision and navigate all the events of the day so that you are free to enjoy your wedding-just as you’ve imagined it with ease.
  3. Cost-Effectiveness: It is a wise investment to hire an experienced coordinator so that all of the money and months spent planning a perfect day will actually be executed to a couple’s highest expectations.
  4. The Gift of Time: Save time by getting valuable and qualified vendor referrals from your coordinator. No need to spend hours researching and wondering if certain vendors are right for you.
  5. Cohesion: With such a significant investment of time and money spent Events especially a Wedding, a professional planner will not only make sure that you have the correct pieces to your puzzle, but that they are all put together smoothly. They guide through the web of options while maintaining the client’s goals. Having all of the best vendors in the world is meaningless if the glue is not there to pull it together.
  6. Security: Having a coordinator ensures less risk of anything going wrong and more security that all the details will be just right!
  7. Stress Relief: Having a planner on board allows you to slow down, take a deep breath and truly enjoy the process of planning your Event or Wedding.
  8. The Matter of Manners: Etiquette can play an important role in a wedding, especially for those brides who want a traditional celebration. Wedding coordinators have experience and knowledge necessary to advice bride and families on how to invite guests, on how to deal with difficult family issues, on how to create a processional order at the ceremony, on how to assign seats at the reception, on how to send thank you notes, and so on.
  9. Creative Inspiration: It seems there are countless decor ideas out there, but your coordinator can help you narrow them down to fit your own wedding style. They can help you create customized options to make your wedding truly unique and memorable.
  10. Peace of Mind: There is nothing like knowing that you have someone to oversee all of the details that you have dreamed of and seeing them come to life.

Do’s and Don’ts for DIY Weddings


I wanted to write this as this subject has been heavy on my heart especially during the planning process and so many brides wanting to DIY. Please be careful with DIY!!! I know its a money saver but just a few things to keep in mind….

The final days before your wedding can be extremely hectic. So first rule of thumb is if you can not do the task months before your wedding, let a professional do it! All the better reason to hire a Day of Coordinator or Wedding Planner. Remember there are last minute errands to run, seating charts to finalize, rehearsal dinner, placement of wedding party, and the list goes on.

Some great DIY options could include but are not limited to invitations, decor items, and favors. These are great options as they can be done far in advance by yourself or with the help of others. You can line envelopes with colored paper to dress them up, fold a thousand paper cranes for decorations, make flower balls to hang from the ceiling, or paint paper boxes to fill with candy as your favors. 

Please remember to leave some things to the professionals such as photography, food, and flowers. I am sure that some of you are saying I can lay flowers on a table why pay someone else to do this? I know that this sounds like a great idea to be able to save money, however the day of your wedding the last thing you should be worried about is what your tables will look like or stressing yourself out trying to oversee this time consuming task. You need to be getting prepared and beautiful!

Brides & Grooms please keep in mind that your photographer to me is the MOST IMPORTANT decision you will make in your wedding planning process because he/she will capture your day so that you can cherish it for the rest of your lives, look back show your kids, share with your loved ones for years to come. You don’t want to be unhappy with the outcome, and there is no reenacting the scene or second takes!!

Make your decisions wisely, remember that weddings are not cheap, but it is a wonderful day of joining in a unity to cherish for the rest of your lives. Make your ONE DAY COUNT!!