The Importance of a Wedding Planner | Minneapolis Wedding Photography

June 02, 2014  •  2 Comments

This is a guest post written by Maddie Hughes of "Ask for the Moon" Events.  You can learn more about Maddie and her services at her web site:



The Importance of a Wedding Planner

   The dress, invitations, venue, decorations, flowers, cake---planning a wedding is a huge undertaking! Something that should be an exciting project can turn into a stressful chore. Many variables go into designing and orchestrating The Big Day, and hiring a wedding planner/coordinator to lighten the load should be the easiest decision you make.

Less Time Lost

   Planning a wedding takes hundreds of hours; that is time that many couples cannot spare. A wedding planner will save you time and energy by contacting vendors and hashing out details. Many planners attend vendor meetings with or even for the couple. Wedding planners know specific vendor questions to ask and in turn many vendors feel at ease knowing a wedding planner is orchestrating the logistical details. And of course, planners are extremely experienced at making itineraries and timelines for all involved. Everything needs to happen on time!


Save Money

   Weddings can be very expensive and hiring a planner may seem like one more check to write, but planners can actually help save you money in the long run! Wedding planners are familiar with helping couples set budgets and sticking to them. Planners most often have vendor recommendations based on personal experience and might be able to track down deals.  Wedding planners have worked on countless wedding and they know different ways to cut costs while still hosting an elegant event.

Minimizes Stress

   The most important reason to utilize a planner’s services is to cut down on stress. This should be the biggest selling point, however many couples enlist their friends and family to coordinate all of the wedding day details, manage vendors, and handle any hiccups. The average wedding has at least 15 different vendors.  Combine that with the entire wedding party and all of the guests and that is a lot of people to corral! Family and friends are guests too, and they should be able to relax and enjoy the event. By hiring a wedding planner, couples can simply tell others “talk to the wedding planner!”

   Would you like to have your day planned beautifully by people who work well together?  To help save you the stress of wedding planning and help you keep to a budget, when you hire both Memories in Time Photography and Ask for the Moon Events, you will receive $500 off Memories in Time's Black Label Wedding collection and 10% off  your wedding event package from Ask for the Moon Events. Contact Cara at 952.288.8617 for details.





Memories in Time Photography | Minnesota Photographer
Hi Kari!
That's a great question, and one I'm glad you asked! Most Wedding Planners will do "day only" wedding planning. It's a great stress reliever for the couple, and really does help to keep everything on time and running smoothly!
Kari Flanagan(non-registered)
Hi there, I was at a wedding recently where they hired an event planner for just the day of the wedding. Was that unusual or do all wedding planners do that? Thanks for the great post!
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