Should we hire a wedding planner? The answer is YES! Wedding planners are 100% worth the investment! As a wedding photographer, I love it when my couples hire a planner. Why? Because they are a life send and truly do not get enough credit. No couple regrets hiring a wedding planner for their day. When they do, they’re given permission to relax, their family members and bridal party can enjoy the day and their vendors can do what they were paid to do in their expertise.
I teamed up with one of my favorite Chicago wedding planners, Danielle of Ohana Events to write a blog post about all the amazing things wedding planners do for you on the day of. Over the past few years, her team has helped many couples plan and execute their wedding day, ultimately allowing them to relax and enjoy the planning process and the day they say “I Do”.
Not every one of those couples thought they needed a planner. Some couples were hesitant hiring a planner because they had friends or a vendor say they would help with the planning and on the day of. While vendors can be helpful in guiding the day along, no one except for a planner (including day-of coordinators) is there to make sure the couple, wedding party and immediate family don’t have to lift a finger and can enjoy the day the very same as every other guest.
Let’s face it, there are a lot of actions and services that the Ohana team does that they don’t advertise on the front page of their information packet. They love throwing in some “unexpected surprises” to act like the cherry on top of a perfect day. What services are those, might you ask? Danielle listed some of the things planners do “behind-the-scenes” that no one else will be voluntarily doing. Below you’ll get a firsthand look of all the things they help take off your plate and vendors plates
Edit from Alex – I’ve witnessed first hand that many people don’t know where to pin a boutonniere or how to pin it so it’s super secure.
So trust us when we say, you will not regret hiring a day-of coordinator or wedding planner! It’s an investment in having a successful wedding day, and also to help you stay sane while sorting through all of the wedding day details! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, we would love to hear from you!
Danielle Kuhn is the owner and lead planner of the boutique planning company, Ohana Events. Based in Chicago and planning all over, Danielle and her team strive to make the entire process from the first hello to the big day stress-free, personalized, and fun. Danielle has been planning events for over 6 years. She knew this was her calling after working for another planner for multiple years and in 2017, Ohana Events was born. She’s a detail-oriented, checklist, and excel spreadsheet type of gal. No detail to her is too small or insignificant. The feeling of knowing she has all of the details together and handled for her couples gives her the same feeling of enjoying a margarita on a beach. Her main mission is to make the entire experience that you can enjoy, cherish, and remember forever. No need for stress and worry. Meet your new planner. Your new wedding mentor. Your new friend.
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