There’s no doubt about it, planning a wedding can be stressful. It takes up tons of time and usually has to fit around a full-time job and the demands of daily life. But thankfully, help is at hand. More and more couples are choosing to call on the expertise of a wedding planner to pull together their dream day. Which begs the question, “Do I need one?” Like anything, there are pros and cons. But don’t panic… we’ve done the hard work for you. Here, we round-up everything you need to know about hiring a wedding planner.
Be mindful of your budget
So much of your wedding day depends on your budget and this definitely applies to hiring a wedding planner. Therefore, the first thing you should do is determine whether your budget will stretch to include the services of one. Prices can range anywhere from £500 to £2000 but the sky is the limit. It really is your call as to whether you have the time to spend planning the wedding yourself in order to save the expense or if hiring a wedding planner is a no brainer.
If you find yourself regularly saying the old adage: “If you want something done right, do it yourself” then hiring a wedding planning might not be for you. If typically you are someone who likes to be in control, handing the reigns of your wedding day over to someone else probably won’t be too easy. Alternatively, if you’re indecisive and are more than happy to let someone else pull everything together for you, then this might just be the perfect option.
This is the one occasion when we definitely recommend calling on the services of a professional. Getting married abroad is a fantastic option but given distance and language barriers, hiring a wedding planner is essential. This person should meet suppliers and act as a go-between, while keeping in mind what you envision for your wedding day.
Short and sweet
In the scenario where you’ve opted for a short engagement, or both you and your partner work crazy hours, finding the time to physically plan a wedding can seem like mission impossible. If you just can’t imagine finding the time to do it, call on the professionals to make it happen.
Spend money to save it
Yes, really! It might seem silly hiring a wedding planner in order to save money, but truth be told, many of them have a string of contacts and have spent years building good relationships with suppliers, meaning they can actually save you money on other areas of your wedding, so that they actually pay for themselves!
A stress-free approach
There might be some parts of wedding planning that you like, and others that you don’t. Hiring a wedding planner means that you can outsource the tasks that you definitely don’t want to tackle yourself. It’s a common misconception that hiring a wedding planner means they’ll take control of everything, but many offer a bespoke option meaning they can be as involved as much or as little as you like.
Dealing with family woes
Pleasing everyone can be a difficult task but thankfully, by hiring a wedding planner, you won’t have to worry. A professional planner with a wealth of experience, will be well versed in acting as a buffer and keeping the peace so that family disputes don’t arise.
Happy wedding planning!