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The Importance of Hiring a Wedding Planner | The Magnolia Venue, Pigeon Forge TN

The Magnolia Venue | Miss Riss Photography | Wedding Planners | Pigeon Forge, TN

Why do I need a wedding planner?

Many couples underestimate the amount of time, preparation, and knowledge it takes to plan and coordinate a wedding. There is such an advantage to having a knowledgeable, local wedding planner helping you along the way!
We have handpicked six amazing planners for you based on our experience here at the Magnolia. They are not only talented and can bring your wedding vision to life, but they also fit our requirements for being a preferred planner at The Magnolia; great communication throughout the entire process, experienced at The Magnolia, detailed-oriented and super organized, and have provided unparalleled  service to our couples.
The Magnolia Venue | Table Decor | Margaret Claire Weddings & Events | Leah Nicole Photography
The Magnolia Venue | Decor | Margaret Claire Weddings & Events | Leah Nicole Photography

1. They can manage your budget

Having a professional wedding planner to manage your budget can be a huge saver. They understand what’s important to you and can work within your budget to match those needs. They also have the ability to get creative, and ensure you’re only spending money on the things you really need and want. A local planner also has the knowledge and experience to know what vendors cost in the area, and can connect you with the right ones. They can be a huge advocate to help work within YOUR budget and make that budget fit your vision.

2. They have experience

For most of you, this is the first wedding you’ve planned. For a professional wedding planner, this is one of hundreds. With all of those wedding’s under their belt, they’re going to be equipped with the knowledge most couples don’t have when planning a wedding. Plus the added benefit of working with a local planner is that they can take care of everything in town, while also being your eyes and ears while your planning from out of state.

3. They will connect you with amazing vendors

A wedding planner regularly communicates with vendors, so rather than you having to sift through Google searches and reviews, they will be able to make those recommendations for you! With their experience in the area, they’re going to be able to know who will be a good fit for what you’re looking for. And with their ongoing relationships with most local vendors, your planner is going to be able to negotiate contracts on your behalf.

4. They will manage logistics flawlessly

There are so many moving pieces before, during, and after a wedding day. Having a wedding planner puts all those stressors at bay. So many couples end up spending hours on end, while also working a full-time job, planning and coordinating their wedding. The day of a wedding, there are so many tasks to be done. Setting up decor, coordinating vendor arrivals, setting up your ceremony, making sure the right song plays at the right time as you walk down the aisle. So many little pieces go into making your wedding day a dream. Leave it to a professional so you can focus on what truly matters, marrying the love of your life with all of your closest friends and family present!
Table Decor | The Magnolia Venue | Pigeon Forge, TN | Margaret Claire Weddings and Events | Leah Nicole Photography
Table Decor | The Magnolia Venue | Pigeon Forge, TN | Margaret Claire Weddings and Events | Leah Nicole Photography
Bride Portrait | The Magnolia Venue | Pigeon Forge, TN | Margaret Claire Weddings and Events | Leah Nicole Photography

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Covered Patio

We see most of our couples utilize the covered patio space for cocktail hour following their ceremony. It’s a great spot to set up cocktail tables, or even beautiful lounge furniture to give your guest a relaxing place to hang between your ceremony and reception. The other great thing about this covered space is that it gives our couples an additional backup rain plan for smaller groups!