Thinking about tackling your big day all on your own? With so many moving parts involved in wedding planning, having someone by your side every step of the way can be a serious lifesaver. If you’re trying to decide whether or not a planner is for you, we’d like to share 13 reasons why hiring a wedding planner is oh SO worth it!

1A wedding planner can save you money by helping to avoid costly mistakes.

2They know who’s who in the industry.

3They can negotiate with vendors on your behalf.

4They allow you to have a life outside of planning your wedding.

5They become to go-to person at the wedding, so that you don’t have to answer every question.

6They make sure the bridal party sticks to the schedule.

7 They make sure all your guests are taken care of.

8A wedding planner packs up at the end of the night.

9 – They take on the logistics, so you can focus on the fun stuff.

10Wedding planners can find solutions when people can’t make it.

11A good planner helps you bring your vision to life.

12 They make sure you stick to your timeline and enjoy every moment of it.

13 – Since you can’t repeat this day, having a pro on hand to help is priceless!