If you can do your research and find the right wedding vendors at the beginning, the rest will just fall into place, right? Not always. As talented as your wedding team might be, they’ll need a liaison to help them coordinate all the pieces toward a cohesive vision. That ongoing responsibility typically falls on the couple. If you have the energy, time, and passion to do all the legwork, by all means have at it! Wedding planning is a ton of fun! But if the idea of planning a luxury wedding makes your head spin or you have a demanding work schedule, I highly recommend hiring a full-service wedding planner.
Having someone who specializes in wedding design, planning, and coordination — aka a full-service wedding planner — can eliminate any stress you may be feeling as your wedding date approaches.
Here are 3 ways a wedding planner can help take your wedding experience to the next level:
I recommend hiring a wedding planner from the very beginning. If you haven’t decided on a venue yet, your planner will help you choose a venue that fits your needs, guest count, style, and vision. Then, they can use their industry connections to find preferred vendors who will best fit your wedding style. From there, your planner can strategize and coordinate all the moving pieces to create a cohesive design. You can rest assured all the details are being taken care of without hopping on endless vendor planning calls.
Not a logistics person? No worries! Your planner can handle all less-fun parts of wedding planning. Once you set a budget, your planner can book services and packages with your vendors accordingly (plus, your planner may have insider connections to get you better deals or add-ons). From there, your planner will handle meetings and appointments and put together a schedule for your wedding day or weekend. On the day-of, you can rely on your planner to get everyone where they need to be and coordinate the transition of events so you can relax and enjoy your day.
Inevitably, things will come up that you’re just not sure about. Bad weather scenarios, a vendor who’s out sick, mishaps or miscommunications – a planner can often handle these situations without skipping a beat so your big day carries on flawlessly!
Jody and Aaron had the most magical wedding day, and Tori and Lauren at La Eventor made it truly unforgettable for the happy couple. Maybe you don’t need full-service wedding planning, design and event coordination. If you’re planning a small wedding or realize that you need some extra support in the final stage of wedding planning, La Eventor offers several planning packages, including a 60-day Takeover! Check ‘em out.
Cheers, Jody and Aaron! It was an honor to document your wedding day, and I wish you both the very best!
Photography | Rachel Wehan Photography
Videography | Jeremy Scott Films
Church | St. Peter Catholic Church
Reception Venue | The Westin Hotel Pittsburgh
Planning and Design | La Eventor
Place of Purchase for Dress | Bridal Beginning
Cake | Bethel Bakery
Band/DJ | The Company Band
Hair | @AshleySciulliHairDesigns
Makeup | @ShannonColeMakeup
Florist | The Botanical Emporium Florist & Greenhouse
Furniture Rentals | All Occasions
Linens | Lendable Linens
Lighting | EF Lighting
Invitations | More Than Words
Day of Stationery | Hello Beautiful Designs