3 benefits of hiring a Wedding Planner: Featuring Antonia Baker Experience


As a D.C. Wedding Photographer, I've had the pleasure to meet so many amazing and talented Vendors within the Wedding Industry. I get asked by my clients all the time for referrals for various types of Wedding Vendors. One in particular is Wedding Planners. I've had the pleasure of working with some amazing planners and I'm so excited to put a little spotlight on Tonia, of Antonia Baker Experience. She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met and she is so much fun to work with. We recently worked together for Camesá and Bryant's Facquier Springs Country Club Wedding. Tonia has agreed to write a guest post talking about 3 benefits to hiring a Wedding Planner. Enjoy the post below!



Planning a wedding is an exciting and can be an overwhelming time in a bride’s life. You have ideas and suggestions from others which can make it difficult to pinpoint the vision of your special day. A wedding planner specializes in working close with you and assisting in making everything stress free. Here are three major reasons why you should hire a wedding planner.

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Reason #1: From the moment the love of your life slips a ring on your finger, your family and friends want to know every detail of your wedding. You are still basking in the proposal but all of a sudden you are bombarded with so many questions: what’s your color scheme, the wedding date, which venue, what type of invitations etc. At first everyone wants to help, but people fail to realize how much work goes into planning a wedding and then you are left alone having to do all the work. This is where your wedding planner comes into play, they are there for YOU! To make your dreams come true, going over all the details and handling admin work that you just don’t have time for.

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Reason #2: Booking vendors can be extremely expensive, but working with a great wedding planner, you can save money. Having close relationships with our preferred vendors and consistently working with them, we can quickly identify which location would best fit your needs. Due to their relationship with us, vendors usually offer our clients a discounted rate and with all these savings it actually help you to afford your planner.

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Reason #3: Family and Friends can be a gift and a curse while planning a wedding, everyone is trying to offer you advice and it can drive a bride crazy. You want to listen to what everyone has to say and try to incorporate their suggestions, but in reality that’s not a possibility and remember it’s YOUR special day. This is where your planner plays the role of “Bad Guy”. You have already made your wants known to the planner and they will keep the peace and express your desires in a professional manner. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy not having the pressure of trying to please everyone.

These are a few reasons why you should hire a wedding planner, not only will they make your event stress free but also magical.

About Tonia:

Tonia is a wedding planner that services the Washington, DC area and works with hundreds of wedding vendors each year. Her insight into the wedding industry is one of a fresh and stress-free approach to the elegant events she creates. Find out more about her work at www.antoniabakerexperience.com