Would you consider paying someone to make you a really detailed budget?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

No, there are plenty of apps and programs that can do that for you including Excell. Sorry. 

Post # 4
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

No. I would assume if one needs to make a very detailed budget that means they’re trying hard to stick to a certain amount. If that’s true I wouldn’t waste money on making a budget when (as tksjewelry said) there are lots of resources out there to help you. Plus, you can always post you budget here on the Bee and ask others for suggestions. 

Post # 5
Member
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Nope. Why? 

Post # 8
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsP0801:  breaking up services is a good idea. Maybe someone needs help finding certain vendors. I know I had a heck of a time with caterers and venues. I’m still disappointed about not knowing a certain venue even existed in my area and it would have been my ideal venue. I would have spent the money for someone to have a real list all in one place, those online ones suck and only have a few who usually pay to be on them. 

Post # 10
Member
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think this would be very difficult to do without making contact with specific vendors.  For example, there are loads of websites that can tell me the average and range of prices for whatever wedding aspect I could think of – flower, venues, dresses, etc. 

I personally wouldn’t be interested, because I feel like I’m pretty good at researching.  But there is a market!

It might be worth it if it was more a wedding coordinator service – if they could give me a list tailored to my wants (beach wedding, garden wedding, etc).  For example, Venue 1 is $X all inclusive, Venue 2 is $N but you have to use their preferred vendors for $Y-$Z per person, and Venue 3 is $P, but you have to rent everything, at an estimated cost of $Q. 

In my planning, it was sometimes hard to compare a place that was more all inclusive with a blank canvas type of venue.

Post # 11
Member
6510 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsP0801:  I don’t think I would pay someone just to set out a detailed budget because there are so many apps and articles about this online. Now if someone could have set up a budget and a list of places that are in that range for all of the categories I might consider that. I supposed that’s kind of what a wedding coordinator does though…

Post # 12
Member
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think even if we discussed what was most important to my wedding, I would still rather choose my own budget.

Post # 13
Member
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

A lot of wedding planners in my area will do consulting on an hourly basis; I’m guessing a lot of people that want specific a la carte advice/services go that route.

Post # 15
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@MrsP0801:  We actually paid a planner $200 to find our caterer and venue. We gave her our budget and she gave us a list of options until we found something that worked for us. She even through in a list of her recommended venders to help us out with the odds and end in the planning. We are thinking of using her for day of decoration and coordination of people. I think its worth it since we dont need our hands held the entire time but it saved us a ton of foot work trying to locate things we liked and of quality in our budget.

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