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  • Writer's pictureSeth Flora

Why you need an event planner

Being in the wedding industry, specifically the “venue” arena I have learned and seen quite a lot over the years. Some have had drastic consequences for the bride and the wedding as a whole. I’ve seen cakes get misplaced and more! Every mistake, big or small, can make the entire day feel less magical and even for some as if it’s all just falling apart. That’s why I want to speak directly to you about the reasons you should hire an event planner.

They keep things organized

The event planner's job isn’t only to map out how your day will go but to be there the day of to make sure everything goes smoothly. While you and your soon-be spouse are getting ready and fighting off the nerves and excitement of spending the rest of your lives together, your event planner is working behind the scenes to make sure that every little important detail is right and that everything is on time and where it needs to be. In my years in the wedding industry, I have seen weddings that didn’t have a planner or a go-to person have problem after problem. One time the pastry chef brought the cake and stuffed it in the refrigerator without leaving the cake topper. All because no one was onsite to receive the cake and give them directions.

They make the day less stressful

Let’s face it, weddings are stressful even for the ones madly in love and ready to tie the knot. They’re stressful because of all the work that goes into making the day perfect. You want your day to go smoothly and to be a happy memory that you can look back on 10, 15, and even 50 years down the road and smile. Think about it for a moment. This is the most special time for a Mom and her daughter, most importantly, it’s the most special moment with your Dad or whoever is giving you away. They are your first love, and now he has to give you away to the man of your dreams. Why should they be the “event planner” for the day? This is precious time for you and them to connect and live in this moment. So, this job is for your event planner. Let them work their magic!!! It will help make the day run smoothly because it's their job. From managing deliveries, timelines, Dj services, and decor to making sure that the photographer knows when to be ready. Lastly, they have researched your choices, they will make sure you are getting what you paid for and that they are a legitimate business and won’t try to scam you out of your hard-earned money! Trust me, the wedding industry has had its fair share of scammers. This one thing your event planner is there to take care of those aspects while you focus on your big day.

Wedding planners do this for a living

The last reason why you need an event planner is that they know what they are doing. Your wedding isn’t the first one they have done. They know what needs to be done because they’ve done it before time and time again. Experience matters, you wouldn’t want a beginner heart surgeon to be cutting into you and you don't want an inexperienced planner or go-to person running the show either. This is why we have certified Theresa Hartley as our preferred. We have worked with her on numerous occasions. She knows what she is doing and she will make sure your day is smooth sailing. You can choose whomever you want, but we only recommend the best!! (you may add her contact from here) if you choose.

Here at the Bushnell Event Center, we have a checklist that will help you, your planner, and us make sure that your perfect day goes according to plan. Download our checklist here.


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