5 Reasons Why Every Couple Needs a Wedding Planner
5 Reasons Why Every Couple Needs a Wedding Planner
Your wedding day can be one of the best days of your life. It consists of all of the little (and big) things that represent you as a couple. It’s a day for all of your friends and loved ones to enjoy and one that you’ll remember forever. But there are lots (and lots!) of details that you’ll need to focus on in order to bring it all together. And this is why planning a wedding can be such a stressful period for couples too.
Here at CJ’s Off the Square, we believe that your engagement should be focused on preparing for marriage, not worrying about all the details that go into planning your wedding. This is why we have a team of professional wedding planners to take care of those details for you.
Fun Fact: All wedding packages at CJ’s Off the Square, from elopements to our full-scale, detail focused Premier wedding package, include working with one of the wedding planners on our team. This is just one of many perks of choosing CJ’s Off the Square as your wedding venue! Venue + Planner = AWESOME!
And while we think there are countless reasons why working with a wedding planner can be a life saver, here are our top 5:
1. You’ve never done this before
Chances are you and your fiancé haven’t planned a wedding before. Even if you have, there are always new and exciting trends and vendors popping up so it’s never the same. Some brides feel that they can plan their own weddings because they’ve helped a sister or best friend plan theirs but planning your own wedding is completely different. A professional wedding planner is the best person to guide you through this intricate process.
2. The stress is getting to you
Planning a wedding is harder than it looks. In addition to a dozen different vendors to research and hire, you also have to manage family expectations and, occasionally, wedding party drama. So if you’re already losing sleep over your massive to-do list and sending your mom’s calls straight to voice mail, this is a clear sign that hiring a professional wedding planner (or choosing a venue like CJ’s Off the Square which includes a wedding planner in all of our wedding packages) can be a total lifesaver. We want you to have fun throughout the planning process and be excited about your big day, not stressed and overwhelmed.
3. You’re unsure about the costs involved
If you’re in the process of putting a budget together and would like some more guidance on what to expect based on your unique preferences, a wedding planner can be your best guide. A professional wedding planner can offer you great insights on industry norms and trends and what you can expect. Here at CJ’s Off the Square, we have an incredible network of wedding vendors from photographers to florists. We can help connect you with the perfect vendor that matches your style and budget. And because we’ve been hosting weddings and events in our downtown Franklin, TN location for 16 years, we have an incredible portfolio of work so you can see what Nashville’s top wedding vendors have done in the space and know instantly if you want to work with them.
Another huge benefit when it comes to managing your budget is that all pricing at CJ’s Off the Square is up front. We can quote your wedding for you when you come in for a tour so you know exactly what you can expect to invest in your wedding day.
We’ve also worked with some of the best wedding vendors in Nashville to create a curated selection of style options for you to customize the look of your wedding at an incredible value. We’ve already done the negotiation for you so all you have to do is tell us which options you want to include and we’ll take care of the rest.
There really is no better way to stick to your budget than working with a full-service venue like CJ’s Off the Square which offers up front pricing and the assistance of a professional wedding planner for everything else you need for your wedding day.
4. You need a push start
A wedding planner can help you get the ball rolling so that you can start making all the important decisions. They’ll help bring your vision together and connect you with the team of vendors who will bring it all to life.
Here at CJ’s Off the Square, we have a series of meetings built into the planning process to help keep you on track. Once we understand your needs and priorities, we will connect you with the vendors you need to provide you with anything that isn’t already included in one of our wedding packages. We can also help you brainstorm other solutions to any other issues that might arise during the planning process. We’ve broken down all the key decisions into easy to manage steps and walk you through each one so you can be confident in each decision you make.
5. You’re under the impression that your photographer or caterer will help with the planning
Um that’s gonna be a no. Just ask them!
Yes, a photographer or caterer can give you some guidance on the timing. But they definitely won’t be assisting you with any other coordination or wedding planning. They can’t help you determine the order of the ceremony, queue your musicians or DJ, make sure your flowers arrive on time and trouble shoot how to get you and your wedding party from the church to your reception venue.
Your photographer will be able to tell you what time to start getting ready and how much time they’ll need for family shots. But they won’t be able to assist with the clearing of the reception hall for décor shots, bustling your dress before you’re introduced into the reception or make sure that your groom is ready for the first look.
They also aren’t there for you throughout the planning process. A professional wedding planner is always available to provide you with their experience and expertise on a variety of subjects. From family drama to selecting bridesmaid dresses, you planner can give you helpful tips that no other wedding vendor can.
A professional wedding planner is there for you before, during and often times after your wedding to be sure you have everything you need. They are also on board to be sure that your guests are having a great time (which is SO important). Your wedding planner will ensure that every other vendor you have hired can do exactly what it is that they do best. They make sure everyone is working together to give you and your guests the wedding you have always dreamt of.
CJ’s Off the Square has an amazing team of experienced wedding planners ready to help you create the wedding day of your dreams. From helping you craft your wedding day timeline to giving you style and design advice, we’ve created an incredible planning experience. We’ll walk you through each step so you’ll never get stressed or overwhelmed with all the details.
Learn more about our full-service wedding packages today. Click the link below to get instant access to packages, pricing and our availability calendar. We invite you to schedule a call or a personal tour of our venue to meet with one of our planners. Together, we’ll chat about your ideas for your wedding so far, and help you determine if CJ’s Off the Square might be the perfect location and planning experience for you.
Want to meet the team? Check out this video:
Like what you see? Here’s some more ideas and inspiration from our blog:
- Behind the Scenes: Our Wedding Planning Process
- 3 Things to Consider When Choosing A Wedding Venue
- Behind the Scenes: It Takes A Village