(Closed) Weddng planner ….would you?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Would you hire a wedding planner ?
    Yes : (17 votes)
    59 %
    No : (11 votes)
    38 %
    I didnt and should have : (0 votes)
    I did and I regret it : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    527 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I am an event planner in Boston. I work in-house for a non profit organization, but I also do weddings and social events on the side. There is indeed a market for event planners!! It is said to be one of the growing fields these days. I know that in Boston alone there are many open event planning positions within non profit as well as for catering companies looking for event designers.

    Planning your own wedding though may not give you the qualifications you need to jump into events. And vice versa! I find myself questioning almost everything I have been doing for my own wedding, even though I am 100% confident in all of my work events!

    PM me if you want to chat more!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1237 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I personally wouldn’t because I am like you, I love planning so I’m doing my own. HOWEVER, there are girls out there who don’t enjoy planning stuff like this and would rather just hire someone else to do it. I’m debating pursuing event planning because it’s my dream job (but I don’t like the hours) but I wouldn’t be doing weddings only, I would want to do various types of events.

    Post # 5
    Member
    665 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I do event  planning as part of my career (among other things) and while I was perfectly able to coordinate the wedding myself, hiring the wedding planner was the best thing I did.  She made me realize the difference between “social” and “corporate” events.  Also, she is a great middle person between me, my mother and my FMIL (all of whom have strong opinions).

    Keep in mind though, planning YOUR wedding was fun, but would planning someone elses wedding be as fun?  You are dealing with personalities and it is not about what you want, it will be about what your client wants.

    Post # 6
    Member
    5015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love planning and am so excited to be planning My wedding, but I also live out of the state where Our wedding will be and I’m finishing my PhD a Few months before, so I won’t have the time to Devote myself to wedding planning and therefore Am hiring a coordinator. I am still involved in Every decision, I’m just not the one spending Hours researching everything before hand. It Really depends on the person and the situation.

    Post # 7
    Member
    233 posts
    Helper bee

    I could never hire a wedding planner, though I think they are a great option for someone who is more casual/laid back.

    I am far to high strung to work cooperatively on what I currently consider to be the biggest moment of my life. I want things done my way – and exactly my way. If I do a bad job or something doesn’t work out as planned, it’s my fault and I am the only one to blame.. If a wedding planner screwed something up, I’d feel bad blaming her for something that was probably realistically unavoidable (but emotionally, I’d be freaking out). So, I figure to save my own sanity and the emotional health of others, I’ll just do it myself. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    3802 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I planned my wedding solo (with the help of some friends/family). I ALMOST hired a planner, but we found the perfect venue and they helped us just as much/more than a planner, really.

    I think with the right organization, a venue with a lot of experience/help, you can get by without a planner. However, I only had 60 people at my wedding. I may have felt differently towards having a planner if I  had a 200+ person wedding. Then I might have. For a smaller wedding, doing it myself was just fine.

    Post # 9
    Member
    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I had a wedding planner and loved it. It gave me more time to relax and enjoy the special time. It was also nice to give up the control and go with the flow for once 🙂

    Post # 10
    Member
    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I have a wedding planner (who also happens to be one of my BFFs) and it has been extremely helpful.  I get stressed out and overwhelmed easily, so it’s nice to have someone there to help with planning, appointments, etc.

    Post # 11
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    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have a wedding planner and I love it. We are doing most of the logistics, she is going to excute it, and mainly helping with decor.

    However to be honest I would probably never hire a former bride who got into because they enjoyed planning their wedding. All of the people we interviewed or considered, had extensive work history, worked corporate or other events in addition to weddings before they started their company.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2137 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    if i could afford it i would

    Post # 13
    Member
    958 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m doing a small DW in Hawaii, and I don’t plan on being super involved in the process at all. Maybe a few emails back and fourth of pictures of my style of event, but that’s it. I will rip my hair out if I try to plan an event a million miles away. I’d rather have someone else take care of it.

    Post # 14
    Member
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have a Month-of-Planner. The reason I did this is because I am getting married back home almost 2 hours away and could not afford to go back/forth for vendor meetings, planning meetings, etc. on the regular. Plus, I’d already started researching and pretty much knew the vendors I was going with and they are all awesome.

    However, with that being said I have every intention of gifting my nieces (when they grow up and become engaged) with one if they’d like. I’m not overly stressed, but having a full-time job and being a student is enough aside from putting together invitations and addressing envelopes. I am purposely only doing a handful of DIY projects so I don’t stress myself out. I think it just definitely helps to have someone to be the “hub center” other than yourself. I’m content going with a month-of, but if I had the extra money I would have made the decisions and hired someone else to do the leg work. 

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