Why hire a wedding planner?

Preparing for your wedding is a huge time commitment. Between booking vendors and choosing every element of the décor, couples typically spend hours working out the details of their ceremony and reception. Luckily, the bride and groom don't have to take on all of that responsibility alone. Whether you're both swamped at work, overwhelmed by the sheer number of decisions you need to make, or simply think a professional can weed through the options better than you can, hiring a wedding planner can help make the process much easier and more enjoyable.

Here are just a few reasons to bring in a pro.


✔ Stress Free

The planning process can be overwhelming – we make it joyful and stress free so that you can enjoy this incredibly special time in your life!  Wedding-related tasks are sure to eat up a great deal of free time. Between your full-time job and social commitments, you might already feel like you don't have an extra minute to spare. Hiring a wedding planner allows you to hand off those more time-consuming responsibilities to a professional. Your planner can schedule appointments, deal with vendors, and work through the nitty-gritty issues of your day.

✔ Design

Whether you know exactly what you want your wedding to look like or have no idea where to begin, our Wedding packages are created for any level of design assistance. Most brides-to-be spend hours scrolling through Pinterest and flipping through bridal magazines in search of fresh inspiration. When you hire an ARE planner, we will provide brilliant and original ideas for your ceremony and reception, many of which can't be found online.

The initial complementary consultation will allow you to get to know me and learn more about the planning process.  It will also allow us to get to know you, your love story, and how you envision your dream wedding.  We design with creativity, innovation, and attention to detail.  Every aspect is considered to ensure the overall conception and flow are perfectly executed.  Each Wedding is treated as if it was our own and we are committed to creating beautiful memories that will last a lifetime for both you and your guests. Whether you want a unique centerpiece or memorable dessert spread, we’ll brainstorm something that will knock your socks off.

✔ Budgeting

A planner can help you budget realistically from the very beginning. The budget is the most “unfun” part of a wedding, and a planner helps you get it out of the way. When you are building your budget and allotting money to all the categories, focus on the most important pieces and work backward from there to the least important.

Want to know when to splurge and when to save? Contact us now for a consultation and answers to all of your questions.

✔ Finding Vendors

With so many different vendors to choose from, how do you know who to pick? Working with a wedding planner can help refine the search. ARE’s team has the contacts and resources to guide their clients in the best direction based on budget, design aesthetic, and location. Sometimes discounts don't appear on paper. Securing a vendor comes with plenty of contracts and paperwork. Luckily, these fundamental details are part of a wedding planner's job description. We will read and understand the fine print, maintaining communication with the vendors and work through any potential issues. Ask us about vendors for Catering, Mixology, Photography, Bands, Florists, Calligraphy, Officiants, Alpacas you name it! All packages come with unlimited introductions and referrals to amazing vendors.

✔ Advice on Tricky Situations

What are you supposed to do now that your mom and mother-in-law disagree about bridal shower details? How much should you ask your bridesmaids to pay for their dresses? When should you send out your save-the-dates? Trust us, we’ve seen it all, and will be able to guide you through any tricky situations that arise during big-day preparations

✔ You’ll have tons of Big-Day assistance

When your wedding day finally comes around, you'll feel great knowing that your planner is taking command of the venue and vendors, coordinating logistics, and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. If any issues arise during the ceremony or reception, she'll be the first one on the scene—and you won't need to worry about anything except enjoying your special day with loved ones.