Top benefits of using a wedding planner

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Planning a wedding is likely to be one of the most challenging tasks of your life. Not only do you need to bring so many elements together successfully, but you’re also under pressure to ensure the day lives up to your high expectations. If you’ve been dreaming about this day for years, you’ll want to ensure that it’s everything you envisaged and more. At Crondon Park, we often recommend using a wedding planner to make sure that your special day goes without a hitch.

Saves you time

Planning a wedding can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Unfortunately, many couples already work 9-5 and don’t have much time to dedicate to wedding planning. You’ll find that suppliers can become somewhat demanding in the months and weeks leading up to your big day, often requesting to meet after work, in the evenings, and at the weekend. Hiring a planner to take the wedding admin off your plate can free up more of your time, allowing you to maintain a social life during the run-up to your special day.

Saves you money

Whilst a wedding planner can cost you money, they can also save you a significant sum. This is because they can negotiate deals with suppliers which you might not be able to. Some suppliers raise their prices when they know they’re quoting for a wedding as they expect people to be prepared to pay more. Fortunately, wedding planners can often get discounts and special rates from local suppliers with who they have ongoing business relationships with.

Knowledge and experience

Planning an event lasting several hours for over 100 people can be a monumental task. If you’ve not done it before, things can go wrong, leading to your big day turning out less than perfect. On the other hand, wedding planners are highly experienced and will probably have arranged events from tens to several hundreds of guests. Putting them in charge of planning your wedding means you can benefit from their vast expertise in everything from wedding licences and seating plans to keeping track of paying suppliers. A wedding planner’s knowledge really is priceless.

Keeping you calm

Staying calm when planning a wedding can be difficult, especially when it’s likely to be one of the most important days of your life. As the tasks mount up, the worries set in, and before you know it you’re in full-on panic mode. Fortunately, when you hire a wedding planner, they can take the stress away from you, helping to keep you calm and focussed. They can help you to stop feeling overwhelmed and start looking forward to your wedding day.


Crondon Park is one of the leading wedding venues Essex. Not only do we provide the most romantic setting in which to tie the knot, but we also go above and beyond to ensure that your big day goes as planned. One of our front of house managers will oversee your day, making sure it goes smoothly from start to finish.