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It only takes a few days after getting engaged before you change your mind about planning your wedding on your own. While it may be exciting to get your hand on everything, the moment you see the entire picture, reality sets in and you understand such a large scale event requires the specialities of the pros. Check out these 4 reasons why a wedding planner is indispensable in organizing the biggest day of your life.

Delegate stress. With a good wedding planner beside you, the amount of stress you carry diminishes greatly. Why should you stress yourself when the planner can do it all for you? The tsunami of emails from various vendors can all go through the planner so that you only have to deal with one contact. Meetings are coordinated and scheduled for you and your sole task is to show up on the date. You can always rely on your planner to remember details and answer your questions, too. More important, during the big day, nothing worries your mind and you can focus on immersing yourself fully in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Bring more focus. There are a million of things to organize and a billion of other things to distract you. The job of the wedding planner is to help you prioritize your wants and needs and see to it that you are well into your timeline. There are guides for you to see online but it is better to make your own list of priorities that you can discuss with your planner. Because they have organized a ton of events, you can get sound guidance in putting everything in order while staying on your budget. It is very easy to get too excited and make uninformed choices around this time so it is ideal to have your planner beside you to provide ready resources and solutions.

Connect with vendors. While this is your first chance to work on a wedding day, your wedding planner have done a tremendous amount. They have knowledge of how these events go and have an idea what to foresee and prepare for in cases of emergencies. Further, they have built relationships with multiple vendors that you now need, like florists, photographers, and caterers. They have done the research and all you need to do is pick one and match it with your budget. Also, referrals are great when negotiating for better prices.

Wealth of experience. A large scale event like a wedding day needs the attention of professionals. While there are books and tips to turn to, nothing beats firsthand experience. Tap into the wealth of knowledge a planner brings, particularly in terms of maximizing your budget and getting the best service from other providers. They know the proper price range of everything and are able to schedule the flow of your wedding day in the smoothest manner possible.

On a budget but mega stylish are the theme of these 7 great ideas that add instant beauty and fun vibe to your wedding reception venue. Consider these tips and get creative minus the hassle!

  1. Add a bunch of herbs

Flowers are not the only choice you have to add a fragrant touch to your wedding reception venue. A sprig of herbs like rosemary or lavender does the job just fine. What is more, it lends a more refreshing ambience to an otherwise formal setting.

  1. Order calligraphic menus

Make your escort cards extra special by ordering them carefully crafted and handwritten. It does not have to be expensive to look great; in fact, you can easily hire a student artist from your local college fine art department to do the job and do it well!

  1. Drape the ceilings

A little fabric can do wonders at your wedding reception venue. It can easily achieve whatever you look please. If you are after a fun vibe, use a bright color like yellow. If you want to stick with a formal and elegant theme, get a fabric in white or champagne. For something so fuss-free, the effect is massive! What is more, because of the richness of the drapes, you can get away by keeping the table decor light and still have a decked-out reception look.

  1. Add Tissue-Paper Pom-Poms

Colorful, playful, and mighty cheap, pom-poms add a laid-back feel to any wedding, and especially works well for outdoor ceremonies. Add them strung inside your tent, hung from chairs, clustered together, or even tucked into vases for a cool and festive look. They lend that much needed dash of color and lightens the ambience without any effort

  1. Create a family photo wall

Surrounded by family and friends, help all guests get to know each other by displaying a wall of family photos. Devote a row to his family, one to yours, or just mix them all up. Alternatively, you can create a new family tree with the couple’s union. This idea is a great conversation starter too and is sure to help a few of the singles lurking in the crowd.

  1. Reshape table numbers

Be more creative than simply picking crazy fonts and colors. Have more fun by changing the shape of your table numbers and pair it with the theme of the wedding. You can use birds, flowers, stars, or festive flags. It is up to you on how you will use this otherwise ordinary wedding reception venue staple and make it highlight your relationship.