Wedding Planning 101: Should I Hire a Wedding Planner?


Olivia Lott Photography

If you’re planning a wedding, you probably realize it’s no simple task. If you’re deep into the planning process, you’ve likely come across some easy decisions and some challenging ones. But one thing we can all agree on: so. many. decisions! One vendor we recommend to newly engaged couples is a wedding planner. Wedding planners are there to make your life during engagement much easier and they are worth every bit of money you pay for them. At Goodwin Manor in Little Rock, we have worked with some of the best wedding planners in the region and we’d be happy to give you more information about them! Contact us online today or give us a call at 501-590-4560 to learn more about wedding planning or to get information about having your wedding at our elegant venue.  ​While wedding planners do make your life easier, they’re not necessarily right for every couple! The first step is considering whether or not you need a planner for your particular wedding. Every bride-to-be has different needs. In certain situations, brides can plan a wedding on their own or with the help of their mom, sisters, or bridal party. Think about the size and scope of the wedding you envision. Planning a small, 50-person wedding is a much different task than planning a large, 200-person event. Think about what you’re wanting in terms of size and scope and then make your wedding planner decision from there.

There are a lot of benefits to having a wedding planner. For one, they know the wedding industry inside and out. They’ll know the local wedding vendors in your area and will recommend vendors that they know are best to work with or are most affordable (or both). Their job is to make sure you make good wedding decisions, so you can count on them to give you great recommendations and not steer you wrong.

A wedding planner will be your advocate throughout the entire planning process. He or she will serve as your biggest cheerleader from the start of the planning process through the end of your wedding day. They want to help you feel at ease about all of the choices you have to make and take away any stress those decisions could potentially bring. In addition to this, they will take care of many of the small details that are usually not as fun for a stressed-out bride. For example, calling vendors, negotiating contracts, and some of the other technical details are extremely important can be moved over to the planner’s to-do list. You’d probably enjoy the more creative parts of planning like creating a wedding vision, choosing a theme, selecting colors, and cake tasting!

From negotiating with vendors, coordinating with them on your wedding day, giving you a detailed timeline of events for your big day, and more, a wedding planner can make your life immensely easier. If you’re in need of a wedding planner, we’d love to point you in the right direction. If you still need a wedding venue for your big day, Goodwin Manor provides beautiful grounds and a stunning view for your wedding backdrop. Give us a call at 501-590-4560 to learn more about having your wedding here at Goodwin Manor in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

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