• Kayla Miller

How to combat the stress of wedding planning: Hire a Planner :)

It happened, the love of your life bent down on one knee to ask for your hand in marriage and you say yes! Once you come down from the euphoria of that moment you are now starting to realize that it is time to start planning! :)

Wedding planning can be an exciting process, it is your opportunity to make your dreams a reality. From choosing your dress to coordinating the menu, there are a million and one opportunities to let your imagination run wild. Not only are you planning for your big day, but you are also about to embark on the journey of becoming one with your partner. There are so many emotions and decisions to make. Can you say stressful?Based on a 2017 survey by Zola, 96% of engaged and newlywed couples reported that wedding planning was stressful. Let's take a look at a few common stressors faced by newly-engaged couples and how a wedding planner can help make planning a more seamless process.

4 common stressors newly-engaged couples face:

  • Weddings can get expensive.

In 2018, the Knot surveyed 14,000 couples and determined that the average American weddings costs $33,931. This is your day, and whether you are planning to go all out or keep it simple, a budget is the best place to start. A wedding planner will work with your budget, and provide you with all of the resources you need while keeping your budget in mind.

  • Planning requires managing multiple vendor relationships and juggling a never-ending to-do-list.

While planning can be fun, there are also many administrative tasks that have to be completed. There is negotiating contracts, finding and hiring vendors, creating and sticking to a budget, and the list goes on. Wedding planners can help as little or as much as you need them to, plus they have the foresight to be able to provide a reality check on what and what not to expect.

  • There are SO many options to choose from.

From Pinterest boards to Instagram feeds, there are so many different directions for you to go in. With the stress of trying to curate a picture-perfect day, it can be easy to find yourself overwhelmed. A wedding planner can serve as an unattached sounding board for all your ideas and help to present easy to digest options for you to choose from.

  • Sometimes things don’t go as planned.

Like the great Andre 3000 once said: "You can plan a picnic, but you can't predict the weather." As much as you plan, some things are out of your control. The last thing you want to worry about on your big day is something no going as planned. A wedding planner will be there to resolve any problems that occur, so you can enjoy your day.

Planning a wedding is the first step of a wonderful journey for you and your partner. You are taking your relationship to the next level, and wedding planning should be a joyous moment for you both to share. There is a lot of work that comes along with planning your wedding. It can begin to feel like a job, but it doesn’t have to feel that way. Hiring a wedding planner can help to ease a lot of the stressors that come with wedding planning so that you can enjoy every moment of your journey.

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