The simple answer is so you can enjoy your wedding day rather than stressing about the vendors, the guests, the timeline, etc.  In more detail, the reasons are...
  • It will save you time.  On average, it takes about 250 hours to plan a wedding.  You probably don't have the luxury of that much expendable time, but a wedding planner does.  At Storybook we concentrate on one wedding at a time so you have undivided attention to your needs and desires, making sure nothing is overlooked.
  • It will save you money.  Most wedding planners have long-standing relationships with vendors and are often able to negotiate the best prices.  You will have an advocate who knows what's what so you'll know exactly what you're paying for and you won't get talked into things you don't really need or want.
  • It will save your sanity. Weddings are all about many little things need to come together to create the big picture.  A wedding planner will make sure nothing is overlooked so your wedding day will run smoothly and look exactly as you envisioned.
  • They can offer advice.  Having designed and managed a number of weddings, they know what will and won't work.  They can take your basic concept and develop it into a cohesive vision.  A planner can point you to just the right sources and vendors after having done extensive research, again saving you valuable time and money.
  • They can help to manage relationships.  Planning a wedding can be very stressful and cause tensions to rise between bride and groom, parents, attendants and/or vendors.  A wedding planner can act as a mediator, advocating on your behalf ~ they work for you and will do whatever it takes to ease your stress and get you to the ultimate goal.
  • They can prepare your timelines and review contracts with vendors. No matter how simple or over-the-top your plans may be, none of it will happen on its own. A wedding planner will prepare detailed timelines to make sure every aspect of your day happens in the way and at the time you want.  To make it all happen, the planner needs to review all your vendor contracts, making sure everything will happen as planned and that everyone involved understands their part in your big day.
  • They will manage your rehearsal and wedding day.  The success of your ceremony is based on your rehearsal; a planner can be sure everyone is on the same page and knows their personal "where, when and what" so the ceremony runs flawlessly.  They will be sure your reception site is set up precisely as you planned and then manage the vendors and events during the party, ensuring you don't incur costly overtime charges.
  • They will be your voice on the big day.  The last thing you need on your wedding day is for vendors, guests or family members to be asking you questions.  Your planner will be there to field all questions, handle all crisis (often, without you even knowing they occurred!) and make sure you feel like a guest at your own party.
It is no longer considered a luxury to hire a wedding planner...even the most organized DIY bride needs somebody to be where she can't come wedding day.
Every wedding is as unique as the couple it unites and the same is true for the services needed. Whatever level of assistance you need, Storybook will be able to provide.  We'll work together to design a plan that meets your specific needs and fits your budget.  

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