Do I Need A Wedding Planner?

Did you know that the average bride spends approximately 250 hours organizing her wedding? That is like 6 weeks at a full-time job! Your wedding day will most likely be the most expensive day of your life, so it stands to reason that most couples, might need some guidance when spending this much money. You would consult an expert for advice when it came to buying a home, so why not for the most important day of your life?

Saving you valuable time and stress are huge benefits of using a wedding planner. Although couples with enormous budgets generally use a wedding planner, most couples are on a restricted budget and just want to do things right. A wedding planner will help you set a realistic wedding budget, based on how much you have to spend. In most cases, a wedding planner will save you money.

Since planning your big day can be the most stressful part of a your wedding, a wedding planner is the best place to start.  You may have been dreaming of this day for a very long time, but feel completely overwhelmed with all the decisions to be made.

Also, not having the time to plan all the details is only one reason to consider a wedding planner. We have knowledge on etiquette, handling last minute emergencies, and negotiating vendor contracts.  We also work with professional vendors and will recommend the best people for your special day.

Most people just don’t know if they need a wedding planner or not and need to ask themselves a few questions.

  • Do I have unlimited time to plan everything?

  • Will I be able to meet with vendors during the day?

  • Do I want discounts from the best caterers, photographers, limo services, florists, print shops, bakers, rental companies?

  • Am I prepared to deal with problems and misunderstandings about the details?

  • Can I deal with last minute or unforseen issues that may come up the day of the wedding?

Having a wedding planner might seem over the top, but it is probably the best investment you make.  Most planners charge a flat fee, or offer package deals.  This ensures that your wedding planner is working for YOU and not the vendors. The best thing about a flat fee is that you’ll know exactly what your wedding planner will cost.

A wedding planner can cost as little as $500 depending on the size of your wedding and your individual requirements. Wedding planners can also save you quite a bit of money by negotiating discounts with vendors.

I have found that the most time consuming part of organizing a wedding and the most crucial is finding a venue that is right for the bride and groom. Venue finding services alone, can cost as little as $50 and you only pay on success.  So, it saves lots of time and headache all the way around.

You should feel comfortable and confident with the person you choose to be your wedding planner.  Remember that she acts on your behalf and you should trust her to help you make the right decisions.

The wedding planner you choose, will be a creative partner in your wedding arrangements and can offer practical advice and opinions. She will help you set priorities, plan ahead, consider risks, and help make your day the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.


2 thoughts on “Do I Need A Wedding Planner?

  1. Hi there,

    I have a question from another wedding planner, if it takes you several attempts to find the right venue for the couple, how are you compensated for that time. Will $50 be enough to keep you happy although you may have spent 20 hours scouting and researching?

    • The venues in our area are either available or not available, so I don’t end up spending an excessive amount of time on venue searching. Most couples that use my services are interested in beach weddings and the majority of my scouting is for reception venues, if needed. But then again, there are only a certain number available, so they are either available or not. Sometimes, the couple may need to change a date in order to use the venue of their choice.

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