"This is from a groom's perspective btw... Don't hesitate. If you're trying to cut costs, I get it; but this is not the place to get cheap. Before we booked SAS I really had a hard time understanding "why" we needed a planner. My wife thought she needed one, and I was fine with that if I could understand exactly what they do. I even made her talk to me on the phone and give a sales pitch of sort. The answer to my question of "What exactly do you do?" was answered pretty intently that they do EVERYTHING. This seemed a bit over the top and I was hoping for specifics, but it was pretty clear we were going to get a planner.
It wasn't until wedding day that I finally figured out the specifics of what "everything" was. From finding lost ties after the reception, fixing pocket squares that were completely wrong (something that would have taken us guys hours to figure out) minutes before pictures, organizing rehearsal, pictures, etc., to having some toothpicks on hand after dinner. They seriously do everything, and I'm sure I don't even know about most of it. I've been a part of weddings where after the reception all we want to do is go out and party, however first we had to help pick everything up, stack chairs, pack up gifts, gather decorations, flowers etc. At our wedding SAS handled all of this and then some. My wife and I, our family and friends, and our bridal parties were able to leave knowing beforehand that SAS would be there to handle all of the after party chores. It made the night truly enjoyable for everyone. Our wedding was amazing, and the little things that went on behind the scenes are what made it that way. Do yourself a favor and don't underestimate what SAS could do for your wedding as well."