Do you need a wedding planner?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Ok well I’m not married yet, but I’m not having a planner. I have a pretty big typical wedding with a bunch of vendors, but I LOVE organizing things and planning. It’s right up my alley, so I never even considered a planner for a minute because for me that would take away the fun! 

I haven’t really found anything crazy strenuous either, whether I enjoy that or not. Once the big things are booked you just have to decide on a timeline for the day and let the vendors know. It sounds like the venues you’re looking at are a lot simpler than somewhere you’d have to bring in EVERYTHING. In a situation like that, a planner might be a really good idea. But your wedding sounds similar to mine and I haven’t had any problems. 

Good luck!

Post # 4
2136 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Cluelessbride10:  Not everyone needs one, but if you are really worried about keeping your stress down, maybe you can find a venue that has an on-site wedding planner/coordinator? My venue has a little package that includes things like a lakeside ceremony with white chairs, dinner for a small group, wedding cake, room for bride and groom and a few other perks…but if I need to rent things, or if I want to order flowers or anything like that, I just talk to my on site planner and she helps me figure everything out.

My package is less than $3000, and the planner just happens to be included. I really haven’t needed my planner very much, but she is great for guidance and she’s really nice and all that. I hope this helps.


Post # 6
2962 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@boogiewoogies:  +1. I would go with a venue that comes with a planner. I hired a planner and it was the biggest wedding regret I had. She was way more trouble and was the cause of most of my stress. If you are looking for a wedding planner, make sure she uderstands your vision and can make your wedding your way.

Post # 7
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013



I am having a 5 month engagement, 250-300 people, and 100K budget.

I thought for SURE i would NEED a planner, but they are all so expensive!!!

So, while I interviewed several I ended getting much of it done myself. 

I did end up getting a “Day of Planner” which is awesome. Her job is basically  to coordinate with all my vendors and make sure that things go smoothly. I’m grateful to have her but feel like maybe I could have done it myself!

So, I guess it depends on the scale of the wedding and the time you have to dedicate to it

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