Burlap & Bordeaux

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Wedding Disasters Only Your Planner Will Know How to Fix


Hiring a wedding planner is truly one of the best things you can do for your sanity when planning a wedding.

Of course, the Internet provides you with all sorts of tips, tricks, and very useful information on how to do this from A to Z. But even with all the online content on your side, there’s still a wide range of things you may not know how to react or how to handle if you haven’t planned this kind of event before. That’s where a wedding planner comes in.

Why would you hire one? What are the wedding disasters only your planner will know how to fix? We have some tips for you – read on and find out more.

  • Vendors that don’t show up/ don’t show up prepared. This may sound like a complete nightmare, but it can happen – and sometimes, it’s not even the vendors’ fault per se. Things happen, people get ill, and you might end up without a DJ or photographer on your wedding day. Your wedding planner will not only be extra-attentive to creating a backup plan with the vendors before you even sign the contract, but they will be able to help you make sure your vendor’s unpreparedness will not ruin your wedding day in any way.

  • Weather issues. Unless you or your planner have magical powers that enable you to stop the rain, there’s no way in the world you’ll ever be able to control this. HOWEVER, an experienced wedding planner will always have a plan B in store –so that rain, snow, or storms don’t affect your wedding day. Sure, you can include this in your plan as well – but at the end of the day, your planner has lots of experience in how to do this properly and stress-free, so it’s still best to leave it in the hands of a pro.

  • Coordinating everyone else. You can do this yourself or you can delegate the task to the Maid of Honor. Still, a wedding coordinator knows how to do this from A to Z – and make sure everything is flawless (including that your band or DJ won’t accidentally mistake your names, or anything of the sort).

In the end, it is entirely your choice if you choose to hire a wedding planner or not. Our advice is to do it - it saves time, it saves money, and it can eventually save your sanity so that you can actually enjoy this unique day in your life! So contact Burlap & Bordeaux today, and we'll help you on your special day! 

Photo Credits to Grace Kathryn Photography.