Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding Planner

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding Planner

Their Specialty is to Plan Weddings

Some people rely on family and friends to help plan their wedding. Here’s the reality; your family and friends are NOT wedding planners. In fact, your friends have a life of their own and their personal lives can get in the way of planning your special event. That is why you need to hire someone whose only job is to help plan your wedding. I can guarantee you that a wedding planner will put you, your loved ones, and the wedding as their number one priority.

Wedding Planners Take Care of Everything So That You Don’t Have To

The best thing about professional wedding planners is the fact that they know what they are doing. They help take care of invitations, picking out a design/color scheme, making payments to vendors, and so much more. There are things that could possibly go wrong at a very undesirable moment, but no worries! Your wedding planner is there to take care of any situation that could possibly happen minutes before your wedding.

Wedding Planners Save you Money

Some people worry about the cost of hiring a wedding planner. But what many people don’t realize is the fact wedding planners are always on your side. They work with your budget to make sure you get everything that you want on your special night. Planners receive wholesale prices and should pass the savings along to their couples. Believe it or not, you will spend less with a wedding planner as opposed to planning a wedding on your own.

Wedding Planners are Great Negotiators

Professional wedding planners have the ability to make good deals. They have experience doing that from previous weddings. In fact, they will not stop until you get what you want. They also have connections with multiple vendors that could be used during your wedding. If you plan your wedding on your own, you will not know which vendor to choose or which one gives you the best deal.

Wedding Planners Take Away Stress

Wedding planning isn’t easy. There are so many little details that need to be considered and done. Couples that plan weddings by themselves will realize that planning such a huge event can be very stressful and exhausting. They may even begin to argue in the process of planning. That is why it is important to hire someone who will help organize and plan everything so that you and your family don’t have to stress over it.


So relax. It’s your special night. You should be 100% present at your wedding. Hiring the right and professional wedding planner will make your wedding amazing and stress free!


This article was written by Myrna Swire. Myrna Swire is a professional wedding and event planner since 1998. She has won numerous awards including The 2016 Best of Boca Raton Award in the Event Planning category.

If you or anyone you know is having a wedding or special event, please contact Myrna Swire.


Tel: (561) 852-0222
Cell: (954) 675-5418

Below are some photos of my happy clients.

Briana & Sean (May 9th)



Why Opt for a First Look?

Why Opt for a First Look?


I believe an important decision that brides and grooms must make as they near their wedding day is whether or not to do a First Look. A First Look, for those who are unaware, is a staged moment before the wedding ceremony when the bride and groom see each other for the first time. Traditionally, brides and grooms first sight of each other was not until the bride walked down the aisle. Today however, more and more couples are opting for a First Look shoot. So why is it beneficial to choose the non-traditional option?


Special Moment – A First Look is definitely an emotional moment between a bride and groom. For many of us, it is easier to experience this vulnerability when you are alone together and don’t have all of your wedding guests watching every move. The photos that come out of a First Look are typically beautiful and uninhibited, something you cannot get if you are in the middle of your wedding ceremony. It gives the couple time beforehand to let the wedding be about them rather than not being able to have an actual moment alone until after the ceremony.


Timing – Having a time slot allocated for taking pictures before the wedding can free up a lot of time later on in the day. This way you do not feel as rushed after the ceremony and are able to attend the cocktail hour so you can spend more time having fun with your friends and family. On top of that, who doesn’t want their photos taken when their hair and makeup is the most fresh?


Forecast – Weather conditions can play a large factor in any wedding, particularly in South Florida. If it were to rain on your wedding day, it is best to have a time before the ceremony to take photos in case weather is expected to be unfavorable later on. As well, most weddings occur in the evening. In order to benefit from natural lighting, it is best to get your photos taken early on in the day.


Nerves – No matter how prepared you are for your wedding day, it is common to feel nervous beforehand. Anxiety stems not only from the big moment that is coming up but also worrying about if the planning and logistics will run smoothly. The optimum way of preventing those nerves is through the hiring of a wedding planner, and having a First Look shoot will alleviate them even more. My brides have often said that being able to see their groom prior to the ceremony puts both of them at ease, allowing for a much more enjoyable experience.


As you can see, it is evident that First Look photos are becoming the more common option for wedding day photography; brides that opt for the First Look are rarely ever disappointed  And do not be afraid of missing out on that special moment as you walk down the aisle. My brides have said that by doing the First Look shoot, they are able to truly enjoy the experience of walking down the aisle and becoming a couple. Isn’t it better to relish in both of these memorable experiences rather than just one?


Photographer: Gonzalo Villota