Imagine on of the best days of your life is finally here—your wedding day! However, as you look around the venue, you realize some décor is missing, there isn’t enough seating for all your guests, and your cousin’s apprentice-level photography skills aren’t quite up to par. Truthfully, it’s the experience and the people who matter most—people won’t notice the lack of décor. But, it’s nice to have all of that in order before you arrive. (Some couples even do a first look with their reception venue as they react to the design!) Luckily, Emily and Zack’s wedding came together seamlessly (and stress-free) thanks to their Pittsburgh wedding planner!
These two were an absolute dream to photograph. You can feel just how much they love each other in each candid shot. Often, the wedding photographer and planner work closely together to carry out wedding plans. Thanks to careful planning and time management, we were able to capture their happiest and most meaningful moments during the most important day of their lives.
One thing you don’t see on Instagram is the stress that sometimes comes with wedding planning. You’ve got to think about guests, the cake, decor, food, wedding party attire, a photographer, flowers, hiring and coordinating all of those vendors… The list goes on and on. This can be very overwhelming for most couples. Instead, take the stress out of your big day by hiring an expert to handle all the heavy lifting.
Do you have a clear vision for your dream wedding but don’t know how to bring it to life? Wedding planners are professional creative thinkers who will provide new ideas you may would not have considered.
Instead of spending months stressing over flower arrangements and seating charts, hire a wedding planner to take these not-so-fun tasks off your plate. This will give you more time to spend with your fiancé and truly enjoy your engagement. A wedding planner is especially helpful if you have a tight budget or short planning period.
When you work with a wedding planner, you can rest easy knowing that they are familiar with all the local companies and have industry connections. Therefore, they will only work with businesses that are reliable and known for quality service. A wedding planner will also know which wedding professionals will do best with your desired aesthetic.
So many couples who coordinate their own weddings feel pressure to make sure it’s all in place on their wedding day. That’s no fun… Hiring a wedding planner will ensure that no detail is overlooked while you enjoy every priceless moment with friends and family.
Many couples end up receiving costly bills because things start to add up quickly. When you hire a wedding planner, they are able to help you stick to your budget so that there are no unhappy surprises. They are usually able to get discounted prices as well due to the close relationships they have built with vendors over the years.
On a time crunch? Hiring a wedding planner ensures you have a team of people there working hard to accomplish all wedding tasks promptly and on-time—and that they show up when they’re supposed to.
There are typically a few small problems that arise on the wedding day, but the beauty of having a wedding planner is that you can rest easy knowing it’s all being taken care of behind the scenes. Wedding planners are experienced in handling any crisis, such as rain at an outdoor wedding or a best man who forgot to write his speech. All you have to do is smile and enjoy every minute!
While many choose to plan each detail of their weddings, others leave it to the experts! Wedding planners are there to make sure your dreams become a reality, so you can enjoy the day. Check out Emily and Zack’s Pittsburgh wedding planner and vendors below. Meanwhile, I’ll be there to capture all your beautiful and happy moments (I’ve been known to handle a few snafus, too). We’ve all got your back! Congratulations on your engagement. I can’t wait to see you both tie the knot!
Photography | Rachel Wehan Photogragraphy (@rachelwehanphotography)
Planner | Wanderlust Weddings & Events (@wanderlustweddingsandevents)
Videography | BridgePerspective (@bridgeperspective)
Place of Purchase for Dress | Bridal Beginning (@bridalbeginning)
Cake | Tasty Bakery (@tastybakerypa)
Band/DJ | Party Time Productions (@partytimeprodj)
Hair/Makeup | Let it Shine Styles (@let_it_shine_styles) & Bri Mattise Makeup (@bmattisemakeup)
Florist | Community Flower Shop (@communityflowershop)
Linens | Classic Tent Rentals (@classictentrental)