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Do You Really Need a Wedding Planner?

November 27, 2017

In a time where we can type anything on a search engine, and a thousand results come up, do we really need a wedding planner?  It all depends on whether you have the time it takes to plan the wedding of your dreams, here you will find examples to make it easier to decide; from busy schedules to budget and of course the destination.
 

Now, let’s go down the list, do you have a demanding full-time job, does it require traveling more than most brides-to-be, do you have a family to look after with dinner, homework, dance recitals or soccer practice, is your wedding months away and you just haven’t gotten around to planning it? If you answered yes to any of these, then you might want to consider hiring a wedding planner; and here is why.
 

Aside from picking a date, dresses, tuxedos, selecting the wedding party, you must also choose a location, an officiant, a photographer, caterer, florist and band.  Some of these can be taken care of with a bridesmaid or a mother (in law), and although, planning your wedding with the Groom-to-be could be fun, let’s be honest, does he genuinely want to be involved in every meeting to go over contracts, picking out the cake that your guest will eat, if yellow goes with gray and if sitting your college roommates with his second cousin twice removed is good juju?
 

Sometimes, when we plan a small party, that in it’s self-overwhelms us, can you imagine planning a wedding especially if we are limited on time? Well, that’s the job of a wedding planner; to make sure they take the load so that you can enjoy the best part of the process: looking forward to the moment you say I Do, and finally marrying your best friend.  
 

In fact, a wedding planner may also be a good fit if you have more than simple wedding ideas, they have been in the business for quite some time, and have established a good repertoire which might come with a discount. The last thing you want to do is take on the task of planning the wedding of your dreams, and going over your budget.
 

Another thing to ponder is location. Are you planning a destination wedding? This is a full-time job if you are planning on getting married on another continent where time maybe an issue. If you can make the calls to the venue, request pictures via email of where your wedding will take place, reserve rooms for your guest, speaks to the florist and hope your flowers are in season, without breaking a sweat then go for it.  However, that’s not all, you will still need to explain your menu to the cater, convey to the photographer exactly what you want, and make sure the wedding party and the band shows up on time. Along with keeping track of the decorations, and pray that nothing goes missing on the day when they say, “I now pronounce you husband and wife. If you can handle all of this, and still enjoyed the process, then you won’t need to hire a wedding planner.  Hey, you never know, you might even consider becoming one.