How Important is Hiring a Planner?
By: Amy Lindsay
By: Amy Lindsay
Many couples wonder if they really need to hire a wedding planner. The short answer is...it depends. Are you having a very small, intimate ceremony and reception? If so, then you may be able to pull it off on your own or with help from family and friends. But even small, intimate weddings are a lot of work! And if you are planning the party of a lifetime then we absolutely recommend at least consulting a planner. Here are some things to consider when deciding if you want to hire a planner:
Pro: Wedding and event planners have planned many, many weddings. They know the ins and outs of staying organized, what is feasible within your budget, and lots of tips, tricks, and suggestions.
Con: You will have to trust them. You will have to give up some of the control and let them do what they do best. But a good planner will keep you updated and be available for any questions or concerns you may have.
Pro: You won't have to rely on family and friends to help you put everything together. You can all relax and enjoy this amazing moment in your life! Trust us, this is way better than stressing out everyone you love, including your partner and yourself.
Con: Hiring a planner is an added cost. But experienced planners will help you stay on budget, which could save you a lot of money in the end. It's very easy to get carried away with wedding plans.
Pro: Planners know TONS of people in the wedding industry. They can give you insight into which vendors are amazing, and which are not.
So at the end of the day, we highly recommend consulting a professional wedding planner. And many have various plans or customizable options so that you can be flexible with how much help you would like!