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Is Hiring a Planner or Coordinator For Your Wedding Worth it?

Updated: Jan 18


Couple at their wedding reception in Drumheller

No secrets on our opinion here, but yes - absolutely, investing in a wedding planner or coordinator can be a game-changer when it comes to your big day. Here's our reasons why:


Planners are Stress-Relievers

From selecting your venue to finalizing the guest list and sorting out intricate details like décor and catering, wedding planning can quickly become overwhelming. It can cause tension between you as a couple, especially if you aren't on the same page about certain things. A wedding planner acts as your stress-reliever, handling the time, energy and attention to detail that goes into researching and planning your special day.


Ceremony chairs on grass with rose petals around them

Expertise and Experience

Wedding planners are seasoned professionals when it comes to executing dream weddings. Our experience allows to us provide you with invaluable industry knowledge, vendor connections, and creative ideas that can transform your vision into reality. We stay in touch with the latest trends, and can warn couples of potential issues or red flags, and how to navigate through them smoothly.


Budget Management

One of the trickiest parts of planning a wedding is staying within your budget while achieving your dream celebration. That's where we can step in! Wedding planners are experienced at knowing what a wedding budget should look like, and how to manage them. We can suggest alternatives to keep cost down, help negotiate with vendors, and help prioritize expenses to ensure you get the most out of your budget without compromising on quality.


Saving Time

These days, it seems like none of us have time for anything - let alone planning the biggest event you've likely thrown together as a couple. Bringing on a wedding planner can save you countless hours by taking care of the endless emails, phone calls, and appointments necessary for planning a wedding. We are efficient at streamlining the process, leaving you with more time to focus on what truly matters – cherishing this special time with your partner.


Vendor Network

Wedding planners have an extensive network of trusted vendors. From florists to photographers, caterers to musicians, we have established relationships that can ensure reliable service, and one that matches your needs. This network allows for smoother coordination and execution on the day of your wedding.


An Enjoyable Wedding Day

Newlyweds in front of a champagne wall with their wedding planner

One of the biggest reasons to hire a planner or coordinator, is to guarantee you'll have a stress free wedding day. The last thing you want is to be worried about on your wedding day is logistics, timelines, or any mishaps. We can problem solve any unexpected issues, and ensure that everything runs seamlessly, leaving you and your loved ones free to soak in every moment without stress.


Ultimately, the biggest advantage of hiring a wedding planner is the peace of mind they offer. We are your insurance policy. Knowing that a professional is overseeing every detail on your behalf, allows you to relax and relish every moment of your special day. Here are Melissa Alison Events, we have a number of planning and coordination packages to suit your needs!


Investing in a wedding planner might seem like an additional expense, but we highly recommend making room for one in your budget - the benefits we can provide in terms of time saved, stress avoided, and the flawless execution of your vision are priceless. After all, your wedding day should be about creating beautiful memories, not worrying about the logistics!


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