Wedding planning is such an exciting time, filled with love, anticipation, financial stress, endless planning, coordination, more stress…

Yikes.

Sadly, due to the laundry list of demands brides-to-be deal with, anxiety can leave you wanting to ditch your “dream wedding” in favor of a courthouse ceremony followed by a nap. But wait, there’s help! Hiring a wedding planner is the ultimate investment to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams.

Benefits of hiring a wedding planner

Studies show that the biggest sources of stress for brides planning a wedding are:

  • Finding a venue
  • Being on a budget
  • Planning for a “larger” wedding
  • Family issues

The studies also showed that stress decreased when women were able to get help with the process. Wedding planners are skilled at offering advice to brides and grooms-to-be, and make it their duty to understand all the ins and outs of planning a wedding. Wedding planners ensure that everything required to make your big day the happiest of your life goes off without a hitch. They do this by coordinating things like catering, entertainment, seating and more with a plan tailored to your needs.

In short, a wedding planner does the dirty work while you get to focus on joy and anticipation. Whether you’re the sort of bride who’s had a huge wedding Pinterest board for years, or one who hadn’t even considered a wedding before the engagement, a wedding planner will make sure your dreams come true.

Money lost when planning on your own

Think a wedding will cost less when you plan it on your own? Think again. Most of the time, you end up losing money (and gaining stress) when you decide to do it all yourself, without the help of a wedding planner.

The choices you need to make about dresses, entertainment, venues and more can be overwhelming, especially when you need to make sure everything falls within your budget. Wedding planners take the stress out of all these choices by getting to know you, and making sure the best options are available at the right price.

They’ll also work with vendors, caterers and other parties to make sure you never have to worry about arguing over a bill or double-checking an invoice.

Creating a dream wedding with a planner and a budget

Some people don’t think budget weddings can be “dream weddings”, “high class” or “better than Kim Kardashian’s.” We think those people are wrong. A wedding planner can help coordinate a wedding that would make Hollywood’s elite turn green with envy, all without going over your budget.

In 2013, the average cost of a wedding in Calgary, Alberta and other areas of Canada was upwards of $32,358. As of December 2014, the average salary of Canadian residents was around $49,000, meaning wedding costs could end up draining more than half your yearly income!

The services provided by a wedding planner will actually pay for themselves when you outline your preferences, wish lists and budget. Remember, a wedding planner’s job is to ensure that the first day of the rest of your life is also your happiest. We can make your fantasies a reality, regardless of budget restrictions. To start your dreams today, get in touch and let us know how we can help!

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