Planning your own wedding is time consuming, even if it's in your backyard. When you add the extra challenges of being “from away”, it can easily become a full time job! If you’re planning on a destination wedding in Maine, you’ll want to read these 3 reasons why you should hire a wedding planner who has experience planning amazing weddings in the picture perfect setting of Vacationland.
1. Less research + wasting valuable time
When you’re planning from afar, you’re probably relying on Google searches, WeddingWire, and The Knot to find wedding vendors and caterers for your big day. A wedding planner can help you focus your vision and make a shortlist of trusted and reputable vendors they have worked with who can execute your design and bring your wedding vision to life. If you’re career driven, your life is busy and your schedule is full, this can save you hours of headache.
2. Access to someone local (who is in your corner)
Yes, you may still have to make a few pre-wedding trips to Maine, but they’ll be a lot less chaotic and more focused. Having someone local acting on your behalf to schedule your appointments, plan your days, and help you get from place to place is such a life saver. Some couples ask a local relative (or friend) for help and quickly find that getting the details second-hand from an aunt — who didn’t ask the right questions or take the best notes — means they’re spending too much of their own time sorting everything out.
A wedding planner, on the other hand, understands your vision and your needs, so she’s able to make sure your potential vendors can achieve your dream before wasting your time booking a consultation with them. She’s also able to get in touch with your vendors during the workweek, when they are most available (and you’re not).
3. The guest experience
You chose to have a wedding so you could celebrate your special day with your closest friends and family. If most of your guests are traveling from out of state, you’ll want to make their journey to Maine easy, free of stress, and worthy of their vacation money.
The wedding season in Maine is short: most happen between Memorial Day and Columbus Day which is not-so-coincidentally prime vacation season. A Maine wedding planner knows the ins and outs of summer travel during this busy season. She’ll help your guests get from the airport to their local accommodations to your venue (and back). It’s important for your guests to have the best Maine experience while here for your wedding and a wedding planner will help you give them it.
Your wedding planner is invested in you having the wedding of your dreams with the least amount of hassle and overwhelm. Leveraging her knowledge, connections, and insight will save you time and money.