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Planning a wedding is no simple task. From booking a venue, photographer, catering, music, and much much more, the entire event can be incredibly overwhelming for one person to take on their own, especially if they have never been through the process before.

If you are planning your wedding and have never been involved in the planning stages, hiring a wedding planner may be the perfect move for you. From helping you contact vendors to making sure everything is set up how you want it on the day of, they can help your big day run as smoothly as it possibly can.


When it comes to hiring a wedding planner, there are many different kinds that you have the ability to choose from and can offer you a wide range of different services.

From helping you put together every single element, to simply handling the day of processes, you have a plethora of different options.

By meeting with a wedding planner as early as you can following your engagement, you can decide whether you will need a wedding planner with full services from start to finish, or if you can simply get by with a day of coordinator.

Full-Service Planner

If you think the entire day will be far too overwhelming for you to tackle on your own, hiring a wedding planner to help run everything from start to finish is likely a great option for you.

A wedding planner can have a plethora of different duties for you to have them handle which include, but aren’t necessarily limited to:

  • Finding a venue for ceremony and reception
  • Coming up with a day-of schedule
  • Recommending and contacting desired vendors for catering, entertainment, and more
  • Meeting with vendors alongside you and handling contracts
  • Manage the guest list and RSVPs
  • Direct rehearsals
  • Make sure wedding party and family know where to be the weekend of the wedding
  • Oversee wedding day activities
  • And much, much more

For the bride and groom looking to have the stress of planning taken out of their lives for several months, you simply can’t go wrong with a full-service wedding planner.

Month-of/Day-of Coordinator

If you want the excitement and stress of planning your own wedding from start to finish, it is still a very wise decision to have some type of coordinator to handle the official wedding festivities.

This type of coordinator is perfect for every wedding as they will allow the bride and groom to relax and enjoy their day with one another while the coordinator makes sure things run like a well-oiled machine.

From making sure the wedding party knows where to go, properly setting up the ceremony and reception how you want it, to making sure you are comfortable and relaxed, a month-of or day-of coordinator is a perfect person to hire to help enjoy your wedding more.

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