Your wedding day is naturally one of the best days of your life. It consists of all the little (and big) things that represent you as a couple, a day for all of your friends and loved ones to enjoy and one that you’ll remember forever. There are so many aspects that you need to focus on in order to bring it all together though, which is why this can be such a stressful period for couples too.

Hiring a wedding planner can make this once in a lifetime event a little easier on your nerves. Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a professional planner

1. You’ve never done this before.

Chances are you and your fiancé haven’t planned a wedding before.  Even if you have, there are always new and exciting trends, venues, and vendors popping up so it’s never the same. Some couples feel that they can plan their own weddings because they’ve helped a sister or best friend plan theirs but planning your own wedding is completely different. A professional wedding planner is the best person to guide you through this intricate process. 

2. The stress is getting to you.

Planning a wedding is harder than it looks and if you’re already losing sleep over your massive to-do list, hiring a wedding planner can really make the entire process much more manageable and enjoyable for you. You should be excited about your big day, not stressed and tearful. 

Bride seeing herself for the first time

3. You’re unsure about the costs involved.

If you’re in the process of putting a budget together and would like some more guidance on what to expect based on your unique preferences, a wedding planner can be your guide. A professional wedding planner can offer you great insights on industry norms and trends and what you can expect. They can also really help you stick to your budget. 

4. Time is EVERYTHING!!

The average couple will spend between two and three hundred hours planning their wedding. Balancing wedding planning with a career, a social life and the other demands of the modern world is often a huge challenge. Having a planner involved in your wedding will save you valuable time, because they will do the legwork and research for you. Only presenting you with the vendor options that really fit your budget and desires. They will guide you through the process, ensuring that each aspect of the wedding planning happens at the appropriate time, and helping you avoid the pitfalls that come with inexperience in the wedding industry..

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony planned by Distinctly Yours Wedding & Events

5. You need a push to get started.

A wedding planner can help you get the ball rolling so that you can start making all the important decisions. They’ll help bring your vision together and put you in touch with vendors and suppliers who can help bring your day to life. 

6. Help needed to prevent and solve problems on the day of your wedding.

Your wedding day should be the most special, memorable day in your lives. You should be able to focus on each other as you pledge to love, honour, and cherish, and to enjoy the result of the hard work you’ve put into planning your wedding. However, many couples find that they (or their family/wedding party) instead spend the day “working” – that is, they must call the florist when the wrong flowers are delivered, find a place for the unexpected guest to sit, and track down the DJ when s/he is late. When a planner is on site, these problems will be solved, often before you (or your guests) even know there is an issue. The peace-of-mind of knowing that they can just relax and enjoy their day is well worth the cost of a wedding planner.

Bride with her Bridesmaids

7. Save relationships.

It’s no surprise that tensions can arise between family and friends during the process of planning a wedding.  A professional wedding planner can be a great objective resource in tricky family situations. 

8. Point of contract on the wedding day.

Your wedding planner will be the point of contact for all vendors on your wedding day so you can focus on the important moments and people and enjoy your special day. 

Bride & Groom enjoying their wedding day together.


Wedding Planners can be an essential part of your entire wedding planning experience. Not just for the execution aspect of your Big Day but the planning itself. Investing in a Wedding Planner, at first glance, may seem like an unnecessary expense. However, many couples have realized that investing in a well-qualified Wedding Planner is the most valuable investment they can make in their wedding. Wedding Planners can provide a great deal of experienced advice that you, yourself can easily overlook.  

Marsha VanArk, a professional wedding planner