Should I hire a Wedding Planner?
Unless you have prior knowledge and experience within the wedding industry, effort and costs can come as quite a surprise when planning your wedding. From the moment that you begin to organise your engagement party you’ll need to start thinking about everything from invitations to caterers, and the stresses that come as a result of this can often take away from your excitement for your special day.
Everyone deserves to have the perfect wedding day, but often the perfect day will require endless amount of time which couples who work full-time might not have to offer. Not only will you need to spend endless amount of time just researching the best vendors for your special day, you’ll also need to figure out a budget to ensure that you don’t go overboard.
When the average cost of a wedding in the United States is over $26,000 it can be very tempting to cut costs by planning your wedding yourself and opting for the cheapest vendors available. Ironically DIY wedding can often result in being more expensive than needed, and looking far less impressive due to poor quality planning and disappointing end results. Although hiring a wedding consultant may just seem like another expensive, they can often receive special deals from vendors for you, ensure that you won’t get ripped off, and offer cheaper alternatives that still offer outstanding quality.
Its details such as setting your budget, figuring out the best prices for all of your wedding details (without having to compromise on quality) and time management that a wedding consultant will be able to advise you on. A professional wedding planner should know how to get the right prices from the right people, and will also ensure that you remember to pay everything on time so that you can plan your budget accordingly.
Not only will your wedding consultant act like your financial planner, they’re too be like a therapist to you by removing all of your wedding day worries and erase any chance of you becoming a Bridezilla. This should be one of the happiest times of your life, and you therefore don’t want this short period in your life to be tainted by how much work there is to be done. A good wedding planner will keep track of every little detail and deadline, ensuring that nothing is missed or forgotten.
You consultant will also have plenty of experience in wedding planning, and should therefore be able to offer helpful suggestions and inspiration regarding any minor detail from your colour theme to flower styles. Their job is literally to make your life easier whilst planning your wedding, and with their help you’re sure to have a carefree and impressively professional wedding!