Every day of every year in every part of the world, couples get married. Do they manage everything on their own or do they hire a professional? Do they ask their friends and family to help make sure everything goes according to plan, or do they chance it and hope all goes well? It’s a big question: do you really need a wedding planner?
A Big Mistake…
You may be surprised that the biggest mistake of my own wedding was that I didn’t hire a wedding planner.
I did not think I needed a planner or could afford one. Although I loved so much about my Big Day, in my heart, I know that a wedding planner would have ensured that many of the little (yet important) things would not have been overlooked. Also, it could have relieved my family members from paying vendors, my friends from completing the set-up at the reception, and my brothers from arranging the final setting for the ceremony. Each guest could have enjoyed the wedding event just a bit more with someone else handling the details.
Quite frankly, it was a big mistake.
Yes, you can plan everything out and visual everything in place. You can delegate tasks and errands to friends & family. It gets everyone involved, which can add to their enjoyment. You can also leave the reception or ceremony details to the location planner, but their only concern is their venue.
I decided to become a wedding planner because I love weddings. I love being an integral part of the process, from the initial planning stages all the way through to the last dance at the reception. My biggest thrill is making someone’s dreams a reality.
Do YOU Need a Wedding Planner?
The real question is value. If you are concerned about budget, meet or talk it over with a wedding planner (you can find many on The Knot, including Embrace Bliss). Allow the planner to find ways to work within your budget, to find a price that is right for your wedding. Then you will be able to enjoy your celebration, relax more during the festivities, spend more time with loved ones who may have traveled, and free everyone from the background “grind” of working the event. Most importantly, be in the moment with your other half!