Should I hire a wedding planner?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Should I hire a wedding planner?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    39 %
    No : (17 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 5
    4015 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If you have the budget then a planner is nice to have! My DOC was enough and worth her weight in gold! She helped me with some decisions and planning pre-wedding as well. Though I will say that I didn’t really need a full planner because I am a wedding planner myself 🙂 I find that it helps if you don’t stay on one decision too long and be confident in your choices! Get the larger more important decisions done first and everything else will follow, and always remember that when in doubt, less is more!

    Post # 7
    7896 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    If you can afford it: do it. Ive seen brides get SO STRESSED working out the wedding that by the time the day comes and theyve “seen how the sausage is made” the magic is gone and they just resent all the pain/suffering/drama the event has caused them, and the day now has negative emotional weight in their memory.


    Unless you are like a type A, ultra organized, LOVES to plan and deal with contracts/vendors, pro event coordinator- hire someone.

    Post # 9
    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @limekitty:  I have a wedding planner.  If it is in your budget I don’t see why not.  I honestly didn’t enjoy wedding planning very much when I was doing it just with FI, but now that I have the planner wedding planning has gone from insanely stressful to pleasant?  If it means you get to appreciate this period of your life a little bit more why not?

    Post # 10
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I wouldn’t hire one.  I hired one at the beginning of the process and she ended up making everything more stressful on me.  I am planning my wedding from across the country and work a lot and figured this would be a great option especially with finding good vendors.  Unfortunately, the women we hired and myself were on a different page.  I felt like she was trying to push certain vendors that weren’t the style I wanted and she would try to get me to pick more expensive options even though I didn’t like them.  I ended up parting ways with her and my mom who lives in the area where the wedding is stepped in as wedding planner. (it’s her secret hobby)

    Post # 11
    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    Yes…period! LOL. The right wedding planner is a life saver. Shop around for a bit to find the right one. This is a relationship and you want to make sure it’s someone you can deal with for the next year….and make difficult decisions with.

    Post # 12
    1549 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If your really rich and 2,500 is pocket change then sure but if your like most people theres better and more important things to spend your money on.

    If your prone to stress and anxiety or you don’t have a lot of family and friends nearby to help then i’d get one if i could fit it in the budget. That was my position and like another bee has said, it was so stressful that i really still have more negative memories then positive ones. The only positive memory i have is from the ceremony on and that went by so fast its practically a blur. But I had an 8k budget – there was no way i was fitting in a wedding planner when i couldn’t even afford a videographer. 

    Post # 14
    1333 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    If it’s in your budget, I say go for it! But shop around & make sure it’s a good fit. I’m planning from a 6 hr drive away, and my planner has made things so much easier! Plus you get to focus on the fun stuff! The venue DOC is there to make sure it goes smoothly for them, not necessarily for you. They might be lovely! But my highly rated venue has been a huge pain in the ass, so having my planner to deal with their BS and keep them in line has been invaluable. I definitely would not trust their DOC with my wedding at this point.

    Post # 15
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015 - Country Club

    If you can offord it, and feel is best, go for it!

    But to answer the question: No, I would not hire a wedding planner because I very much enjoy doing this every part of wedding planning. I have people whose opinion matter to some extent in regards to the wedding (when I get indecisive) and my DH is very involved as well. I am, however, considering to hire a DOC, even though our venue’s Maitre D takes care of how things go AT the venue. I want someone to take care of the little extra stuff on the wedding day.



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