Post # 47
Hahaha, I left a comment. We’ll see if it gets posted?
Suffice it to say, her points were short-sighted logical fallacies.
@Cre – I agree with you 100%! There’s nothing wrong with a wedding planner, and I think most of us would love a professional’s help in some capacity. A good DOC or event coordinator will go above and beyond because that is their job – but the bride should have the say as to how much of the planning she does, and for the article to suggest that brides don’t have the ability to plan a nice wedding is preposterous.
Post # 48
!!!!!!!!!!! Our comments actually got approved!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 49
I looked around the rest of that website and every article on their is of the same theme-balking about newbie planners ruining things for the pros, girls who want this ludricris do of service, brides who want the best price for their money etc…
I also found the author of the article’s business website. She offers a “Day Of Plus Package” She tried to make it sound like way more than DOC services, but what she lists is the same service that my DOC is providing me! Guess she hates providing DOC services all the way to the bank. Here the link: http://www.hohnevents.com/wedding1.html
Post # 50
@GirlWithARing – mine didn’t! WTH? I was respectful…
Post # 51
“Unfortunately, most brides don’t have the experience to do the front end of the planning, which leads to potential disaster for the planner, the bride, and the event.”
OH NOES SAVE ME FROM MY OWN WEDDING MAGICAL WEDDING PLANNER FOR I AM JUST AN IGNORANT AND INEPT BRIDEZILLA DRIVING TOWARDS A WEDDING CLIFF.
I am glad that people’s negative comments started getting posted…there are so many ridiculous assertions in that article! The “A well-executed wedding is just as important as a clean bill of health and proper tax reporting!” sentence might just be the most ridiculous thing I have ever read on the internet.
The venue we are likely going to book comes with a DOC team. I’m thankful, just because I didn’t want to have to worry about allotting tasks like moving chairs and tables and fixing floral arrangements to my guests. The rest I can manage just fine, thanks.
Post # 52
Oh man. First the original writer compares herself to a doctor and a lawyer, then one of the first commentors compares herself (another wedding planner) to an architect and gives herself the title “Event Architect.” It’s not even LEGAL to call yourself an Architect (no matter what invented title you add to it) without a 5- or 8-year professional architecture degree, plus 3-5 years of internship, PLUS SEVEN EXAMS. Give me a break! The day that wedding planners have to go through the same rigorous qualifications as doctors, lawyers, and architects is the day that pigs will fly!
Post # 53
i don’t think the article meant to come off as offensive, although i certainly can see why people feel that way. when it comes to whether or not to get a wedding planner, it’s totally a decision for the couple. it’s shouldn’t be based on whether someone has the ‘opinion’ of whether or not the bride can do it themselves. clearly, if brides weren’t able to handle planning their own wedding, we’d hear about it in the news: “MANIC BRIDE HAS MENTAL BREAKDOWN OVER WEDDING.” OK — that might be a little extreme, but you get my point.
also, weddings (like brides!) come in all sizes! certainly, if you are planning a big, formal wedding, you’re going to have a different experience planning than a bride who has a small, casual affair, etc. some people would rather hire someone for help, while others are completely capable doing it themselves or having friends/family support & help them, too! i always thought i’d be the bride to was super organized and allllll over the planning. but once we got engaged and realized we’d be planning a wedding out-of-state, i knew we’d need help so we decided to hire a planner. that decision wasn’t a reflection of whether or not i was “capable” enough, but simply, we were on a budget, planning in a place where we didn’t live and needed help! — our planner has done a great job of helping us stick to our budget … lord only knows without her, i would have blown my budget a loooong time ago 🙂
anyway, cheers to all of us brides — whether or not you hire a planner, it’s a wonderful experience and something you’ll always remember!
Post # 54
wow thanks for sharing! Seems like she is upset at a loss of business and trying to justify her rate. If a bride wants someone else to plan her wedding then I am sure her fee is worth it. For me, it is gratifying to put my wedding together – but the day of when a bride is trying to enjoy herself I can completely see why having a DOC is a great idea. I would love to have one. With the wealth of information on the internet these days I do not need a planner to tell me who should pick me up in a limo. I would rather trust brides who have experience with the vendor then a planner who potentially gets a kick-back for getting them business – is this always the care, of course not, but still.
Post # 55
More of our comments got approved!!!!