Is a Virtual Wedding Planner Right for You?

Even the most energetic and excited bride or groom will eventually accept that planning a wedding is stressful, overwhelming, and, at times, more than they can handle.

Having someone else handle your wedding plans seems like quite the logical expense, but not every couple is on board with spending that money – especially since the wedding alone is quite the budget buster.

But in this age of technology and smartphones, couples now have another option to choose from – the virtual wedding planner.

Companies such as Loverly help you stay organized and put you directly in touch with vendors, as well as allow you to communicate with – and get advice from – leaders and experts in the wedding industry. But why would you want to ditch the traditional wedding planner for one you can use on your smartphone?

Here are five reasons why couples throughout Washington D.C., Virginia and beyond are turning to virtual wedding planners.

 1. Of course it comes down to cost!

Some apps up free, but more times than not you’ll need to purchase the app’s packages or bundle (like the $399 Loverly signature package, which includes vendor recommendations, registry creation, and a personalized budget sheet). Still, even at $399, that is far less expensive than what it would cost to hire an actual wedding planner.

Day-of planners often cost around $1,500, while a full-service planner could cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000.

2. Planning on your schedule

When you use a virtual planner, you don’t have to figure out scheduling conflicts to meet with your planner. Simply check your budget, timeline, RSVP status and more when you want to.

3. Easy organization

When you use an app to plan your wedding, there’s no need for paper trails or endless email threads. Everything is found in one place, including your to-do lists, your vendors’ contact information and more.

4. Virtual planners connect you with likeminded people

Often times it can feel like you’re alone on your quest of planning the perfect wedding. But you’re not. There are thousands of people just like you. Apps like Wedding Wire allow you to connect with other couples to trade ideas, share advice and offer tips from personal experiences.

In other words, you get feedback from multiple people, rather than just one wedding planner.

5. You’ll almost certainly stay within your budget

We’ve known clients who’ve come to us and said that they unexpectedly surpassed their budget with their wedding planner, but didn’t realize it until it was too late.

With wedding planning apps, however, you’ll actually get push notifications and texts alerting you to your spending and letting you know if you’re getting close to your limits.

Embrace technology but, in the end, trust your gut

We here at Planet DJ love how technology has worked its way into the wedding planning space. We’re always supportive of making life easier for couples as they plan this momentous time in their lives.

But we also believe that you should keep things personal and trust your gut. If, for example, your virtual wedding planner app gives you 8 music vendors to choose from, we’d urge you to then take that list and meet with these DJs and entertainers in person.

This is particularly important for your choice of entertainment, as your DJ or musicians won’t just play music – they’re supposed to help entertain the crowd with their personality.

Dig Deeper: 5 Tips on How to Choose the Right Wedding Entertainment for Your Big Day

The only way you can tell if your DJ or musician is the right fit for your wedding is if you meet them face to face.

Want to learn more about how a DJ or musician can completely transform your wedding celebration? Contact us today to learn more.