MEET THE EXPERT Megan Julian Julian Events There are many myths out there about the role of a professional wedding planner. In truth, we are here to guide you through the process, introduce you to the best service partners for your event, advocate for your priorities, and help you make the most of your budget and time! Why is having a wedding planner important? Leveraging our years of experience and professional network of service partners, we help craft a wedding event that fits your style and budget. We can also help you avoid overspending on a venue, hiring a service that may not be a good fit, or forgetting details that will affect your wedding day. We recommend every couple use a professional planner, whether it be full service planning throughout the whole process, coordination at the very end, or even on a consulting basis. Whatever service level you choose, it is important to engage us BEFORE you hire your first service partner! When searching for the right planner for your wedding, start with our websites, online reviews, and social media channels (like Instagram). Select an experienced planner that demonstrates excellent working relationships with local service partners. Itâ€™s our job to lead the team, so working well with all your services is key! Feeling stumped? If youâ€™ve already hired some service partners, ask them for recommendations. Venues, caterers, and photographers (to name a few!) have seen us in action and can recommend a great fit for your wedding. Whatever you choose for your wedding, make sure to keep your guests in mind and let your personalities and love story shine though!