With COVID-19 attacking our couple’s investments in their wedding day and in turn, having a financial domino effect on our industry, I feel like I need to point out some not-so-obvious reasons why you should hire a wedding planner. Clearly we are biased. We are wedding planners – and now we’re writing a blog post about why you should hire a wedding planner. But, I promise this won’t be like other posts – you’re smart enough to know that there’s value in hiring an experienced professional to do something for you. And while that isn’t for everyone, there are some things you may not know about what we do.

We are an advocate for you.

When you hire us, you are hiring us to look out for you. You as individuals and as a couple. Also your families, your financial investment, your priorities, and your vision for the day. If something or someone tries to get in the way of that, you won’t be on your own. Whether it’s the Coronavirus, a meddling family member, or a shady vendor you hired before you hired us (we would have never let you hire them in the first place…) we’ve got your back.

We can get things done more efficiently than you.

We have relationships with almost every vendor, venue, and creative partner in our markets. We bring these vendors business – and they bring us business – it’s a relationship that allows you and your event to be a priority, get first dibs, and sometimes get a little extra love that you wouldn’t otherwise get. We’re not going anywhere – and we’re likely working with them on quite a few events over the next couple of months, if not years. They need us to be happy (and vice versa) – there’s a bigger picture than just your event when you work with a wedding planner that can benefit you in a lot of different ways.

We know this isn’t rocket science, but there’s a lot to do and endless options

If you didn’t have a full-time job, and families, and friends, and travel, and hobbies, you could totally do this on your own – we know that! For each full-service wedding we plan and design, there are 350+ “to do” items and we spend an average of 200-250 hours completing them before we even get to your wedding weekend. A quick google search shows that it takes 528 hours for the modern couple to plan their own wedding. That’s about 16 hours a week if you’re planning it in 8 months. So yes, you can absolutely plan your own wedding, but do you want to?

We take care of things you’ll never know about.

That may sound counterintuitive – wouldn’t we want to communicate our value? The answer is – not necessarily. When the rental company van is stranded on the side of the road 45 minutes from your venue, your tent has flooded, your photo booth canceled 2 hours before the reception, the bar is running out of alcohol, or the power is out at your reception venue – we’ll take care of it, and we’re not going to tell you about it! Our badge of honor is acting like everything is going perfectly, whether it is or not. You’re getting married – and at that point, that’s all that matters.

And…. yes, these are all things that have happened…

We know things that you’ll never need to learn.

We know a lot of information that in the real world, is completely useless. But in the world of events – it’s a time and money saver. It’s things we know because we’ve experienced it over and over again. Here’s a quick example to help drive this point home…

  • You might think that adding a charger to your place setting is as simple as adding it to your rental order. What you don’t know is that a charger increases the space needed for each guest at the table. This means you either need to increase your table size or decrease the guest count at each table. This means changing your rental order or changing the floorplan.

We have done this hundreds of times

We want you to feel like your wedding is the only one we’re planning, but it’s not. We’ve done this hundreds of times – sometimes multiple times on one day or weekend. We are full of useful tips, tricks, and efficiency hacks to make this process so much easier – and a lot more fun – because this isn’t our first rodeo. We do not want your wedding to look and feel just like the one we did last month or the one we have coming up next week – and we’ll work tirelessly to make sure your event is reflective of you as a couple.

 

Contact kate@glintevents.com or anna@glintevents.com with any wedding planning questions!

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