6 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Wedding Planner

Why hire a wedding planner? Social Maven Wedding Planners Buffalo

Our #girlboss Syrie Roman has more than 15 years of experience in event planning, so we decided to ask her:

Why hiring a wedding planner is smart

As you plan your wedding you might be thinking that a wedding planner is a luxury you can’t afford. Hiring a professional to plan and manage your big events used to be considered cost prohibitive and unnecessary, but here are x reasons why hiring a wedding planner is a smart move.

1. A wedding planner will save you money.

If you’re asking yourself: does a wedding planner will save you money? Yes, a wedding planner or coordinator will be an additional expense upfront but, they’ll save you money in the end.

Experienced wedding planners like Syrie have a network of service providers that often extend a wholesale or “planner” price. I’m not saying that’s always the case, however, when you hire a planner with a wide network of service professionals those contacts come in handy. 

2. A wedding planner will save you time.

Beyond saving you money, you’ll also save time. You won’t have research all the different vendors and negotiate prices. Because we have relationships with other professionals in the industry we usually can give you a selection of vendors that match your vision and your budget concerns. You also won’t be spending any time fixing little bloopers on the actual wedding day.

3. A wedding planner will help you stay within your budget.

We’ll help save your budget, and manage it with you too. Planners come in all package sizes and prices. If you do your research I’m sure you will find a perfect fit for your planning and budget needs. For example, we offer tiered pricing and craft packages individually for every client. No two events are the same so, no two planning packages are the same either. We can almost always meet the needs of our clients and stay in their budget.

4. You’ll still get to decide all the details.

When you hire a planner rarely are you able to completely let go of the reigns and just show up on the day, we need you to be involved!! We want you to be the decision maker on every single detail of the celebrations. However, we do all the leg work and provide you with the most summarize information needed for you to make educated decisions that cater to your vision and needs. We can honestly say that we do not take on any clients we don’t connect with 100%, it is of the utmost importance to us that our creative vision and yours mesh well and we have a good relationship, this will ensure the best client experience which is our ultimate goal.

5. Your friends and family will thank you for it.

We love when your family is involved in the decision making, you can bring them to vendor meetings, tastings, and dress fittings but, do you really want your mother making sure the caterer gets to the venue on time, the rentals are delivered properly, tables set correctly, and timeline managed through the day? We want your family and friends to enjoy the day and relax with you not run around making game day decisions or dealing with issues. That’s what we’re there for! To make your day absolutely seamless and care free.

6. You can make the most of the in-house venue coordinator (if your venue has one).

A lot of venues offer in house coordinator, which is a variation of a planner. They do a great job managing the service staff, making sure the tables are set, vendors know where they’re going, and everyone is fed. However, it’s not their job to create your timeline, find you the best vendors, keep your budget, logistically plan your ceremony and reception, or make sure that your cousin Susan at table 6 doesn’t get anywhere near a peanut because of her extreme allergy. They’re coordinators who work for a venue and , as they should, they will always look out for the best interest of the venue, not necessarily yours. We have great relationships with venue coordinators, love working with them. They assist us in making the whole process easy and stress free for our clients but, it’s not their job to plan your event.

So, as you can see hiring a planner is a necessity and should be budgeted for when you begin to think about your event planning. Even if you’re not sure if you need one, inquire, do research and you’ll be surprised how much time and effort we can save you. I always say that a good planner will pay for themselves at the end, just in stress management alone. We have the insider information and access to what you need to make your idea come to life. From design to clean up, we got you.

Send us an email or give us a call. The coffee is always on us! Because at your event you should be carrying a drink, not a clipboard.