Has anyone had a wedding planner? I am having trouble and need help

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Do you think a planner is worth the extra cash?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    69 %
    No : (4 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 2
    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    A planner was critical! She organized all my ideas, worked with all the vendors, helped me envision what I was wanted, she let me know what was feasible and what wasn’t, she helped me stay in budget, she set up the entire wedding and reception, tore down after everything was over, and she destressed me when was about to flip out. She did sooooooo much.

    Post # 3
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Honestly, with everything you have going on I think it would be a good investment! Usually with weddings at home I would say no but it sounds like you have a lot of stress going on and it might be worth it for you. I hired one for Mexico as I don’t know the vendors and don’t want to have to worry about anything.. I think it’s a good investment! 

    Post # 5
    1362 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

    The stress probably isn’t good for your health, either! I have .0001% of the stress you have, and I still made sure I budgeted for one.  They’re awesome!

    Post # 6
    1419 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Get a wedding planner. They are the best. Not only do they do a lot of the grunt work, they greatly reduce stress by being a go-to person to ask questions. Also, they provide an excellent buffer between in laws… when my future mother in law suggests something I don’t like, I just say “hmmm well I’ll have to ask the wedding planner if she thinks that will work” and then I tell the wedding planner that I don’t want to do it and she has to take the fall haha

    Post # 7
    2416 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    KYAxoxo:  I’m from Toronto.  We’re having our wedding at a resort about an hour outside of the city.  (We needed a one-site deal.)  But I have lots of friends who’ve done weddings right in the city for less than 30k (not much less, but in that ball park.)  Our wedding is shaping up to be somewhere between 30 and 35k.  It’s doable.  We have 190 people on the guest list.  If they all come (unlikely) it’ll be 35k+.  We think we’ll likely end up with 130-150 in the end.  Which should put us right around 30k.  We based all our numbers and budgeting off 150.  I ran the numbers at 200 to see what we’d be looking at if everyone came, just in case. (We have a lot of overseas guests with brand new babies, so we are expecting it will be impossible for them to make it.  It’s understandable, but we still wanted to invite them.  So until the ‘nos’ come in, they’re counted in the budget.) 

    I am getting a Day of Coordinator.  I don’t want to be the one answering any questions that day.  That’s her job.  I met her at a bridal fair and instantly clicked.  She’s actually the assistant, but I’m requesting her as my go-to for the day.  They also will help any planning and packages are on a case by case basis.  Seriously, if you find a good planner they’ll be able to really take some of the stress off.  They really aren’t THAT expensive (less than 10% of your budget would get you quite a bit of planning from them.)  With everything you have going on, it sounds like a very good option for you.  



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