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Why We Love Working With Wedding Planners and Why You Will Too

Mar 12, 2024

This week, we are sharing why we love working with wedding planners and why we think you will, too! Sure, you could handle all the details in the weeks leading up to your wedding day, but do you really want to?

Our guess is no. While we agree that having a venue coordinator is a wonderful addition to your wedding team, there’s no replacing a wedding planner. Plus, the responsibilities of the two vary vastly.

Why We Love Working With Wedding Planners

The reasons are infinite, but we wanted to share a few of our favorite aspects of working with our favorite wedding planners.

Consider Your Weather & Season

If you live on the East Coast, like we do, the weather can be predictably unpredictable. Storms in the summer happen, and sometimes, the weather shifts unexpectedly, no matter the season.

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, having a wedding planner is a must. These trusted, seasoned professionals can make decisions (without taking you out of the moment) that make your day feel seamless and calm. Of course, they will loop you in on the big ones, but often, they can help make the call to transition a ceremony indoors quickly or to wait it out.

This is one of the most important points for having a wedding planner. I have seen teams go above and beyond to quickly tent weddings, restore power, and shift photo locations so that the client’s dream wedding day is still executed.

Life, like events, can be unpredictable, but the right wedding planner will be there every step of the way to help you bring your dream day to life!

The Personal Details

We also love how planners can creatively help you bring personal details to life for your guests. Whether it’s cookie favors featuring your beloved pups, your favorite Diptyque candles, or a custom bar, your planner can help you craft even the most minor details that will have a significant impact.

Planners can also help you craft the most amazing lineup of vendors. They know the perfect paper goods and stationers and can assist you in finding just the right creatives to match your personal style and budget!

We can’t tell you how amazing it is to have a planner who can help with the design and styling aspects of a wedding day.

Whether it’s a custom beverage bar or executing a monogrammed dance floor, the planners offer way more than organizing your wedding timeline, and we love them for it. Their eye and attention to detail are unmatched on a wedding day!

Your Wedding Day Setup and Breakdown

It is such a treat on your wedding day not to have to have your bridesmaids or family running around setting up while they need to be at hair and makeup. Not to mention break down at the end of the night

While we know they are more than happy to go above and beyond for you on your special day, there’s nothing better than being able to relax and know the details are taken care of while you all spend those precious moments together instead of running errands. Having a wedding planner means having a team of experienced professionals who intimately know the flow of a wedding day and can even anticipate needs before they arise.

We also love being able to document the moment you see your space for the first time after setup. There’s a wow factor that makes the day feel even more special!

Are You Planning a Destination Wedding?

If you’re planning a destination wedding, outside of booking your photographer, your next call should be to your wedding planner!

Having a planner for destination weddings can really bring the theme of the location to life with drinks and welcome baskets for guests. They can also help organize the welcome evenings and even the brunches the day after the wedding to make the entire weekend an experience for guests. In addition, they can help advise when making travel and logistical decisions, making it easier for everyone coming into town.

Helping Your Day Feel the Most Enjoyable

Hiring the right wedding planner will help your day feel as enjoyable as possible. They will coordinate with vendors, work from impeccable timelines, and help deliveries run seamlessly. Having a planner takes the stress away from you and your family.

Your wedding day will fly by, which is why we feel it’s so important to be in the moment and soak it all in.

From The Photographer’s Perspective

As photographers, we also love that when couples have planners, it allows us to be in photographer mode vs also playing stylist. Of course, we always love playing with pretty details, but having someone who specializes also ensures we don’t miss the moment.

Featured Wedding Planners

Arielle Fera Events | Vanilla Rose Weddings | Gilded Lily Events | Wile Events | Britt Jones Co | Kristina Wittig | Victoria Wagner Events

Hope Helmuth is a Luxury Destination wedding photographer based in Bucks County, PA & NYC. Hope specializes in timeless, candid, and romantic wedding imagery, serving modern couples across the East Coast and internationally. For more information about the experience or to book your destination wedding, you can find more information here.

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