Written By: Rebecca Richards
“What color dresses should I do for my bridesmaids? That has to match the flowers, right? Do we want to be married at a venue, a farm or a church? What is our budget? What reception do we want? Should we have a first look?”
These are all valid questions that many brides-to-be are asking. Once the high of the engagement settles in, it’s time to get down to business to plan your special day which is often very stressful. The ease of wedding planning has certainly shifted over the years. What once was a simple process between a bride, a groom, and their vows has become mass chaos to ensure their most perfect day goes according to the plans they have spent months coordinating. Extravagant floral arrangements must tie in with the dresses/décor, the seating chart must accommodate all guests, the venue must emanate a fairytale brought to life, and every seemingly insignificant detail must fall into place (as it should). However, to say that managing all of this is difficult would be a large understatement when it comes to wedding planning. This is precisely why wedding planners have made this process ten times easier! Here are 5 reasons why hiring an event planner will benefit you, your fiancé, and basically every guest attending the wedding:
1. Industry Expertise
Having someone with expertise on décor, logistics, and the overall wedding process will save you time and headaches to bring your vision to life. The benefit of hiring a wedding planner is that we understand how the industry works, how to foster good relationships with vendors, and how to intertwine your beautiful vision and budget together. We handle everything from communication with ceremony and reception on-site staff about venue guidelines. At Ariel Ashton Events, we have the best vendors including our own in-house florist and photographer. We absolutely love being able to utilize our passions and skills to ensure your special day is everything you dreamed of!
2. Budget Allocation
Having a wedding planner helps keep you accountable for your given budget. We desire to be transparent with clients by giving them realistic expectations while also satisfying their vision. We will help you plan the wedding of your dreams at your personal investment level. As your inspiration and ideas increase, your budget will also increase respectively. This is exactly where wedding planners come into play to allocate funds properly and efficiently. Most couples feel that the budget is where they face the most stress during the wedding planning process so, we are more than happy to take that stress away.
3. Safety Net
Although beautiful and momentous, wedding days can also be very nerve wracking. We strive to be the safety net for you when/if you feel anxious or out of control. At a wedding we did in June of 2021, the bride approached our team stating that she felt safe whenever she saw us. These are the moments that make our job so rewarding. Beyond the décor and beauty of the wedding, your mental health is our number one priority. We want to take care of all your potential worries so that you can enjoy your day!
4. Attention to Detail
Another benefit of having a wedding planner is that you are literally hiring a perfectionist to coordinate your event. Our keen attention to detail is advantageous for couples and clients alike. We will be sure to utilize our extensive knowledge for every finishing touch and minor detail. There are so many areas within the industry that you would never think of that we cover. For example, we always bring a mini toolbox filled with all the answers to the small detail questions the day of your wedding. Attention to detail is absolutely essential for Ariel Ashton Events and overall event planning success.
5. Personalized Dream Team
Your wedding day coordination is not only covered by your planner, but you also receive a hands-on team to ensure everything runs smoothly. Handling everything from unloading the truck with your décor to fixing your dress before you walk down the aisle, we make it all happen. The benefit of having more than one planner on the team is that you have multiple friendly faces that are eager to help any bride/groom or guest on the wedding day. Our Ariel Ashton Events dream team aspires to be the literal hands and feet for your wedding to ensure everything is exactly what you envisioned.
What Sets Us Apart?
Hopefully you have learned some valuable information regarding the benefits of hiring a wedding planner. However, the next question to ask is: who?
At Ariel Ashton Events, we work for the client, not the venue or the parents or any other voice. Solely focusing on the client allows us to develop a loyal and personal relationship with our couples. We strive to generate that trust so that when your wedding day arrives, you feel more than comfortable and confident in our services.
Photography: Rebecca Richards Photography Florals: Jessie the Florist