(Closed) Planner vs. DIY

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: To Hire a Wedding Planner or Not to Hire a Wedding Planner
    No, it's the fun part of being engaged!!! : (10 votes)
    53 %
    Yes, allows you to enjoy your engagement period!!! : (0 votes)
    No, too expensive and and needed.!!! : (4 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, they are worth the cost and essential!!! : (5 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I highly recommend getting at least a DOC to handle everything on the day of. If you have a good planner, you can still do all of your DIY stuff and have them make sure it gets set up correctly on your wedding day. Having at least a DOC will allow you to relax on your day and not have to worry about every little/big detail. If you want someone to help you find vendors, then you will want to get a more extensive planning package.

    Post # 4
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Personally, I think they’re really only necessary when you’re having a large wedding with lots of guests, BM’s/GM’s, and decorations. If you’re doing it small scale, you probably won’t need one.

    Post # 5
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    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i agree with Noritake. i had a DOC (provided by the resort) and she made sure everything was set and ran smoothly.  i just had to meet with her a couple of days before my wedding to give her all my decorations and explain how i wanted them set up.

    Post # 6
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    8354 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I only had 24 guests and my planner was still very very very worth it 🙂

    Post # 8
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    2947 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I cannot stress enough about getting at the very least a DOC. There are many good DOCs that will work for ANY budget.

    I’ve been in half a dozen weddings for my girlfriends and none of them have had planners/DOCs. Half of them regretted it. Watching my best friend walking around in her gown in front of guests BEFORE the ceremony to fix her own aisle runner made my heart sink because that moment took away her day. She delegated as much as she could to us, but was in so much panic to get everything right at the last minute, she didn’t think to ask for help for that one thing.

    Your wedding is the one day you shouldn’t stress!!! It’s about you and your FI, with your families. And fretting over centerpieces, pew decorations, etc takes away from that.

    Post # 9
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I enjoyed the planning/diy process of the wedding. I do agree with others though, it would be good to have someone to help you the day of. The owner of our venue did this for us and it was great. The day before we took all of our wedding crap to the venue, I showed her what everything was and where I wanted it to go, and the day of it was all done for me. It was awesome!

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