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Should You Hire a Wedding Planner?

When Hiring a Wedding Planner Makes Sense

Hiring a wedding planner can relieve much of the stress involved before the big day. The choice depends on a number of factors, and it’s a personal decision you’ll have to make for yourself.

The Budget

While hiring a wedding planner can be an extra cost that many people don’t think they can afford, in some cases, you can’t afford not to hire a professional. You may think that you can research and interview your own vendors from cake makers to flower designers to get the best price, but wedding planners know the best and worst in the business. They have relationships with incredible vendors that can make your day truly special. If you do it yourself, you’d be relying on first impressions and online reviews.

Planning for the Big Day

If you have the time to plan the wedding down to the minute details, then you might not need a wedding planner. If you can spend six months interviewing and research vendors in depth, then a planner might be unneeded. Some people love spending days and weeks tweaking every detail. If that isn’t you, it’s practical for you hire someone to plan your big day. Wedding planners live for the details to make your day perfect.

Details to Match Your Abilities

Some couples do not want to leave every single detail up to a wedding planner. You might decide to let the planner do certain tasks that don’t meet your abilities, and choose other tasks to complete with your bride or groom. It can be fun to pick out a cake, order the flowers or find a beautiful venue. The choice is up to you and your wedding planner. He or she will help you make decisions on the best use of your time and resources too.

A wedding planner can take on all the tasks for your wedding or only a partial list. If you have the budget, a wedding planner can help you make important decisions and advise you every step of the way to your big event. It’s up to you how much the wedding planner takes over. By the time your wedding arrives, you want to be ecstatic to be married to the person of your dreams, not just relieved that the planning is finally over.