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8 Reasons Why You Need a Wedding Planner

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A wedding stationery designer with a love of coordinating envelopes, watercolor envelope liners, wax seals and classic letterpress!

Designing timeless stationery in Findlay, Ohio for romantic couples.


After years in the wedding industry, it goes without saying that I’m a big advocate for hiring a wedding planner. After all, not only do they make a wedding day go smoother, but they make the entire planning process more enjoyable too. I believe that your engagement should be FUN, and you need a wedding planner to make sure that you won’t spend the next 6-12 months being stressed out! Don’t you agree? In case you’re still wondering how a wedding planner can help, I’m sharing 8 reasons why I recommend a wedding planner below!

But, before we get started, welcome to Kindly Delivered! I’m all about infusing your unique essence into the beautiful stationery I create. From our initial greeting to the moment you hold your dream stationery, I’m here to provide a personalized experience just for you. Eager to start? Learn how we can collaborate by clicking here, or jump straight in with a quick click here!

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8 Reasons Why You Need a Wedding Planner

Imagine stepping into a world where the only decision you need to make is “Yes, I love it!” or “No, let’s explore other options.” That’s the world a wedding planner can create for you. Here are 8 reasons why I firmly believe you need a wedding planner (and trust me – you’ll WANT one too!).

This isn’t their first wedding

This is the most “obvious” reason but it’s true, wedding planners have expertise beyond what you can google. They know the latest trends, the best-kept secrets, and the logistical puzzles of planning a wedding.

They reduce your stress

If you’ve ever wanted a magic wand to make stress disappear, hiring a wedding planner will be the closest thing you’ll find. They take on the heavy lifting, dealing with the nitty-gritty, so you can breathe, relax, and savor the moments leading up to your wedding.

They Have Vendor Connections

Wedding planners come with an arsenal of vendor contacts. Whether you’re dreaming of a floral arrangement straight out of a fairytale or a photographer who captures love stories beautifully, they know the people who can bring your vision to life—and often have a working relationship with them so you can benefit from instant VIP status.

You’ll Save a LOT of Time

Time is precious, especially when you’re planning a wedding. Your engagement goes so fast that it can often be hard to remember to take time to just simply enjoy being engaged. A planner takes care of the countless hours of research, calls, and coordination, freeing you up to focus on the joy of your engagement.

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Managing Day-of Coordination

The last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day is whether the caterer knows where to set up. Wedding planners are your day-of superheroes, ensuring everything goes smoothly. If you want to be present on your wedding day (and leave someone else to make sure everything unfolds effortlessly), you need a wedding planner.

Tailors Your Wedding to Your Guest List

Crafting the perfect guest list is an ART. You’re going to want to find that sweet spot where the venue is just right, not too crowded but still cozy and personal. A wedding planner shines here, expertly picking venues (and floor plans!) that fit your crowd perfectly. And hey, if you need some help keeping track of your guest list, I’ve got your back! Download my free guest list tracker and workbook, here!

Keeping You on Budget

Weddings are big investments, and it’s easy to overspend in the excitement. A wedding planner uses their expertise to maximize your budget without sacrificing your day’s beauty or quality. They navigate financial choices wisely, advising on where to invest or cut back.

Bringing Your Vision to Life

Hiring a wedding planner is like having a magic wand to bring your dream wedding to life. They expertly align your vision with the perfect décor, vendors, and venue! Ensuring every detail reflects your personality and love story, for a celebration that feels unmistakably yours. This is probably my favorite reason why you need a wedding planner!

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The Top Wedding Planners I Recommend

Now, if you’re nodding along, thinking, “Yes, this sounds like a dream,” let me introduce you to some incredible wedding planners I’ve had the pleasure of working with. If you’re in their area, they might just be the fairy godmothers you’re looking for.

Natalia’s Event Planning

Natalie Rice, the driving force behind Natalia’s Event Planning in the Cincinnati area, whose approach is characterized by a refined classic style, appealing to couples who desire timeless and elegant wedding invitations and décor. There’s always a lot of gorgeous monochromatic hues, often featuring blues and greens. Natalie’s expertise shines both in her organization (she never misses a single detail) in her selection of venues with distinctive architecture and character (such as Pinecroft Mansion or the Meshewa House), creating an unforgettable backdrop for your special day. You’re in good hands every single time!

Christina Burton Events

In the heart of Kentucky, Christina Burton Events stands out! Thanks to the dynamic duo of Jen Guiler and Christy Burton. As the lead planner, Jen’s vibrant personality makes the planning process enjoyable, complemented by her laid-back yet highly efficient approach. I love when wedding planners truly make things fun! Moreover, she excels in bringing to life the visions of clients who seek perfection down to the last detail. While navigating through a spectrum of styles from bold colors and fun fonts to elegant and refined themes. Jen’s adeptness at handling various styles (from maximalist to simple elegance) ensures that every wedding is a beautiful, tailor-made celebration.

Blush and Bloom Events

Finally, Jena Steinke, is the creative soul behind Blush and Bloom Events in Dayton, Ohio. She is known for attracting clients with a clear vision and a penchant for bold styles. Her clients enjoy skillfully incorporating the architecture of the venue into the wedding’s invitation design (something I am ALWAYS here for!). Jena is great at bringing her couple’s vision to life, even if they can’t articulate exactly what it looks like yet. Jena’s talent for orchestrating formal or black-tie events at lavish venues shines through her work. She can turn each wedding into a unique and upscale celebration!

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Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner

Finally, hiring a wedding planner might just be the best first decision you make as a couple about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. Hiring a wedding planner is not just about easing the stress or saving time. It’s about ensuring that every moment of your wedding journey is as beautiful and joyful as the love story it celebrates. So, take a moment, imagine your perfect day, and make it happen with a little help from a professional dream weaver (and your trusted custom invitation designer, of course!).

Lastly, if you’re on the lookout for a custom wedding invitation designer (and someone who dabbles in everything stationery!), I’d be delighted to collaborate with you! Eager to begin? Schedule a chat with me right here! I can’t wait to hear from you.