When you need the most offbeat-friendly wedding planner, Maven Macaw Events is your jam

Our wedding planning genius pal Beca Oliveira has been planning real weddings for offbeat couples since 2009 (and planning them even longer in her head!). The thing about a wedding planner is that they HAVE to understand you and your vision. If they don't, it can be a total mismatch. That's why we LURVE seeing how weddings from Beca's event planning company, Maven Macaw Events, turn out. They're always the events you wish you had attended.

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5 butt-saving reasons I need my wedding planner

Turns out wedding planners just have all this outside-of-the-box knowledge that EVEN WORKING ON A WEDDING BLOG doesn't give you.

Fortunately I'm not in Full Panic Mode, because I did the number one thing I advise everyone to do: I got myself a wedding planner, and it's the best best best thing I did. Here's why…

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"Downloading your wedding brain": what is wedding day management and why do you need it?

We've already waxed poetic about how event planners can save you money, save your ass, and be your wedding savoir, right? But maybe you're still thinking it's just too expensive or you have someone on your guest list who can wing it. To play devil's advocate, we talked to one of our own Offbeat Brides and beloved vendors, LA-based Jessica Carrillo of Art & Soul Events, to see why hiring a wedding planner (or in this case, a "wedding day manager!") may be the decision you'll totally be happy you made. Let's talk about what the heck wedding day management even is and why you might totally need it.