When it comes to the wedding planning process, you could be anywhere from “I have no idea what I’m doing,” all the way up to “I should quit my job and make planning weddings my career!” If you find yourself more at the confused end of the spectrum, hiring an event planner may seem like a no-brainer. But even if you’ve felt in control since the beginning, a planner can take your ceremony and reception to the next level.

Check out these 4 reasons you should hire a wedding planner for your wedding day!

1. Planners take a lot of responsibility off your plate

Wedding planning is stressful and takes a lot of time – far from the romantic experience everyone expects. There’s a lot to keep track of: vendors, catering, invitations, and more – to say nothing of meddling family. Hiring an event planner for your big day can help ease the pressure you may start to feel as things pile up. A planner can do the heavy lifting for you, leaving you stress free and enjoying the process.

2. Planners can help with budgets and contracts

A planner can help you make the most of your wedding budget, no matter how much you’re willing to spend. Their experience allows them to stretch your money because they know what’s important and what will get the most impact. What’s more, they deal with legal contracts on a daily basis and can take the guess work out of speaking with your vendors.

3. Planners have tons of insider knowledge & advice

Wedding planners are always talking to florists, caterers, DJs, hair stylists, and vendors of every variety. They can recommend the vendor cream-of-the-crop for your perfect day – so you don’t have to spend hours reading reviews on Google. Even better, thanks to these insider relationships, your planner may even be able to negotiate deals that wouldn’t otherwise be available to you.

4. Planners fight for your vision, and keep things on track

Possibly the most important perk of hiring a planner is having someone in your corner, who’ll fight for your vision. It’s common for vendors to tackle more than one wedding per day, or per weekend. But an event planner is focused only on your special day. They can bring it all together and will uphold your wedding vision start to finish – from the first days of planning to the day of the wedding.

Some couples are super creative and can do a lot of their own planning. Others have a strong vision and a flair for decorating. But some couples haven’t put a lot of thought into what they want, don’t have the time to devote to planning, or simply don’t know where to start.

Whether you need a full service wedding planner, or just some support with “day of” coordination, EPI Events can help! Contact us today, and let’s get to planning your special day!

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