Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and it’s a day that you’ll want to remember forever. From the second you get engaged, you’re likely already thinking about the wedding- the most epic party you’re ever going to throw! But you might also feel a twinge of anxiety about pulling all the pieces together. It is no secret that planning a wedding can be an overwhelming task, but hiring a wedding planner can make the process easier and less stressful. Although to us it seems like a no-brainer that you’d hire a wedding planner, we recognize that you don’t know what you don’t know… SO, here are a handful of reasons why you need a wedding planner for your Atlanta area wedding.
Wedding planners are the ultimate networkers. Because we work with ALL of your vendors at one point or another, we know a lot of people. We know who is professional, who is punctual, who is really fun and also, how much things cost! It’s our job to be intimately familiar with the ins and outs of each vendor category so that we can help you select the team that is not only best for you but also works well together. The team dynamic ON the wedding day has a big impact on the success of your wedding day – we want everyone to show up doing their best work, but also to understand that teamwork makes the dream work! Consider us the orchestra conductor: we’re working with all of the best musicians and while each produces beautiful melodies on their own, together, it’s a magical song!
Planning a wedding takes a lot of time and effort. It’s been said it can be up to 120 of your personal hours pulling all the pieces together. Because we know people (we know we already mentioned that above), we can save you HOURS in research alone! We can set your appointments, help you review contracts, provide you deposit schedules and keep you on track, so that you aren’t scrambling to figure things out too early or too late. We can help you stack your appointments so you miss a minimal amount of work. And that’s well before the wedding day is even here! We’re here to help make sure everything is done on time and that you have reasonable expectations for each of the key planning moments (from the venue selection to the final guest count) .
Wedding planning can be stressful, especially if you’re trying to plan everything on your own. A wedding planner can reduce your stress by taking care of all the details, from coordinating vendors to ensure everything runs smoothly on the big day. We can also help you diffuse the tension that arises in your family. Yes, it will happen. No, it doesn’t have to ruin the wedding. We’ll help you be prepared for budget hiccups, ensure there is a plan B in place should the weather be an issue and SO much more. All of the things that could cause stress… well, we’ve likely seen before and can help minimize your personal impact.
We keep you in check when expectations don’t align with reality. A wedding planner’s job is to help you create a budget based on your priorities and help you stick to it! I have some couples that come under (yay!) and some that end up going over, but it’s a usually a choice. We know the “tips and tricks” for maximizing your budget, which will save you in the long run.
We do want to dispel the myth that wedding planners can get you “deals.” Professionals should be paid for their efforts and work. But we do have connections and understand needs at a level that can help you secure the best agreement 😉 We don’t want to sacrifice quality on your wedding day!
Logistics should be our middle name! This is the area in which wedding planners should excel. A smooth sailing experience is the goal- even when we encounter rough waters! We help you will all the moving parts and pieces before and during the day. From creating the timeline to ensuring you’re served your favorite cocktail and appetizers after the ceremony, we have our hands in ALL the details. We can also help with transportation and accommodations for your guests (and have you considered who might be stuffing those welcome bags or addressing your invitation envelopes yet?).
No matter how well you plan, there are always unexpected things that can happen on your wedding day. A wedding planner can handle any last-minute issues, allowing you to enjoy your special day without worry. Bustles get broken, linens get lost, cakes get smashed… there are a lot of nightmare scenarios that we hope you never experience. If something goes wrong, WE are the first to know about it, not you. We’re your buffer and problem solver.
A wedding planner can help you bring your vision to life and create a wedding that reflects your style and personality. They can help with everything from choosing the right colors and flowers to creating a custom menu. Your vision is also about the “vibe” you want to set on the wedding day. So not only are we helping you bring the aesthetic to life, we’re bringing an experience to life too! This allows you to be IN the moment on the wedding day, instead of worried about if the flowers were delivered, if the cake is in the right place and if you know what side of the aisle to stand on
Hiring a wedding planner for your Atlanta area wedding can make the planning process easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable. We can save you time and money, provide expertise and advice, and handle all the details, allowing you to enjoy your special day without worry!
As an award-winning inclusive wedding and event planner, Mitchell Event Planning provides a full-service, collaborative planning and design experience to all couples in love.
Office Location (by appointment only): 3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 800 Atlanta, GA 30326