Met With Wedding Planner Today!!! :)

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Get rid of the planner! They put a fee on EVERYTHING!! If you planned the same wedding yourself, doing a lot of DIY projects, you can save a fortune!

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

kaity.velazquez:   Instead of a planner, we decided on a Day-of Coordinator.  She provides much the same guidance and keeps me sane, for far less $$.   You can do your own planning with the guidance of your fellow bees.  

Post # 4
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Busy bee

How many people is your wedding for/what style of reception are you planning? Some very large and very fancy weddings actually have to cost $60,000+, but the vast majority do not. If a wedding planner brings you a quote way outside of your budget, the answer is simple: ditch that wedding planner.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I also vote for planning yourself and getting a DOC. Linens/tables chairs aren’t that expensive and you don’t really need super expensive decor

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Keep looking for a planner. Find one that can help you within a more realisitic budget. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You need to prioritize. If your time is a priority and you need the planner, but not everything can be a priority. So sit down with your fiance and have a chat about priorities. Take notes. Then make cuts based on that. Most importantly, if impressing people isn’t a priority, don’t be afraid of taking cheaper options. Nobody “needs” top shelf bar or expensive flowers or things like that.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

kaity.velazquez:  Are you having a bridal party?  If so, perhaps they could help out with the planning?  My FI and I are doing our own planning, we don’t spend that much time – it was just a few vendor meetings – the rest was periodic discussions between us.  We coordinate with our DOC online, by email, and will meet with her two weeks before the big day to go over all the details – the meeting will be an hour long.  

Best of luck, and we’re here to help!  You certainly do have your hands full! 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I found a great planner on Craig’s list. i know it sounds sketchy, but she has been working at a venue for several years and is trying to start her own business. Lots of experience for a fraction of the cost. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

kaity.velazquez:  first ditch the planner. I have a wedding note book where I plan my wedding from potential Dj florist photographer / videographer and quote they been giving me it help a lot. You should go to some bridal show it would help checking out Dj florist bridal boutique etc. Plus I think you should seat down with your fiancé and make a realistic budget and try to stick to it. For the day of the wedding you can hire a day coordinator. That’s what I am doing and so far it been pretty good my fiancé and I work-full time and go to school full-time and paid off the venue and Dj 17 month I told the big day it’s all about priotizing communication and staying within our budget 

hope that help 

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