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went by faster than any other day in my whole life…. I’m so serious! It literally FLEW by. I remember stopping and thinking “oh my gosh… this is my WEDDING DAY….this is really happening!” During the planning process I knew that I needed a wedding coordinator for the day of my wedding. I really should have had Anna help me with more but I was bridezilla when it came to my details!! However, having a wedding day coordinator is a MUST! I don’t know what would have happened without Anna’s help! …The band wouldn’t have played on time, the bridesmaids would have been walking too early, the family would have been sitting in the wrong seats,

my DJ wouldn’t have known when to cut the cake…. oh the list goes on and on!  I am BEYOND thankful for Anna and I realize now that her services saved the timeline of our wedding day! She kept us on schedule and our day was flawless….. except for my fake eyelashes that fell off, but really…. if that is all that went wrong… I’m ok with that! So for today’s WEDDING WEDNESDAY I am posting my first ever GUEST POST! Ashley Alphin of C & A Events is going to share with us the top 10 reasons to hire a coordinator!  So many brides decide to skimp on the coordination and that is SCARY to a photographer! If I don’t have a go-to person for questions and details… I always get a little worried. I realize that having a coordinator means more money out of the budget…. however, the mother or aunt of the bride should NEVER be the one telling people where to stand, when to walk or when to cut the cake.  Family and friends should be enjoying the celebration, not monitoring it! Event planners are a MUST and thanks to Ashley, we have 10 reasons why! Ashley and her mom are a mother/daughter team that started C & A Events a little over two years ago in the Richmond Area.  They are just as sweet as they can be and Ashley was willing to share a little bit with us today! Be sure to check out their BLOG!

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Featured Vendor | Ashley Alphin from C & A Events

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I’ve heard so many brides say “I should of had a wedding planner – my day would of been a lot less stressful!” – however, this is after their wedding. So in light of this I have come up with Top 10 Reasons Why You Need a Wedding Planner – enjoy!

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1. Saves money – Hiring a wedding planner does not cost you more in your wedding planning, a professional will save you a great deal of money. Weddings can be very expensive. Part of the responsibility of a wedding planner is to help the couples – whether it be setting the budget or sticking to it. Constant budget awareness can protect you from going over budget!

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2. Time – Planning a wedding is a full time job, it takes an enormous amount of time. A professional wedding planner will save you time and energy when it comes to finding the right vendors, taking care of all the details, and coming up with creative ideas to make your wedding day amazing!

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3. Offers advice – Wedding planners know what works and what doesn’t.

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4. Dreams become realities – Ever since you were little, you have been dreaming about your wedding day – you want more than anything to see your dream unfold. Wedding planners work for the bride and groom to ensure that all desires are met and often surpassed!

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5. Saves relationships – Stress? Weddings are stressful – this often results in arguments between couples as well as family members and friends. Wedding planners know how to avoid such problems before they begin and act as a buffer when there are conflicts because they have been there time and time again. Everyone is able to enjoy the wedding because responsibilities are often assigned to loved ones but can be taken by the wedding planner.

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6. Acts as the “go to person” – Weddings have at minimal 10 vendors – add that to your wedding party and your guests – that is a lot of people! These people have questions and concerns – if you have a wedding planner, simply say is “talk to the wedding planner!”

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7. Itinerary – Wedding planners make sure everything happens on time and make detailed itineraries for all involved (including other vendors). There are so many details to remember before your big day – let the wedding planner keep track!

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8. Crisis – Most big events involve crisis whether we want it to happen or not. Wedding planners know how to handle all the unforeseen situations – the cake melting/tilting or the food being delayed or the flower girl throwing a tantrum.

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9. Orchestrating – From the rehearsal through the reception, a wedding planner organizes, orchestrates, and executes – ensuring everything goes off without a hitch!

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10. Relax and have fun! Hiring a wedding planner ensures that stress will be minimized – you will have a worry-free and stress-free day – allowing you to enjoy your day like all your guests!

xoxo, Katelyn
5 Comments Wedding Wednesday
  1. Allison reply

    I’m totally keeping this in mind when my day comes!!!!

  2. Nicole Lawson reply

    Ok… I need a wedding planner! :)

  3. Karla B. reply

    As a Wedding Planner myself, I love this post! Sometimes Brides don’t realize the huge impact a Coordinator has on the Day they’ve been planning for over a year. They plan all their beautiful details but in the absence of a professional Coordinator, who will take care of all that? I really hope it’s not them, or their family members/friends for that matter. A Bride’s peace of mind is priceless.

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