Are wedding planners worth it?

02/09/19

These days, wedding planners are all the rage. It takes some of the stress away from the lead up to the big day. It’s also great to have another professional pair of hands on board. But do you really need one? In this blog, we will discuss the pros and cons of this service and how valuable it really is.

What is a wedding planner?

It’s mostly self-explanatory but a wedding planner oversees, helps and advises on all aspects of a couple’s wedding. They have become increasingly popular in recent years, as weddings are becoming ever more expensive and elaborate. But what’s so good about them?

Insider understanding

Having worked in the wedding industry for however many years, a planner will know all the ins and outs of every aspect. This means they can give insider knowledge and offer an understanding of a range of different aspects. If the couple knows very little about weddings, it can be easy for the services they contact to take advantage of them. This means they end up overpaying or missing out. With a planner, they know all of the tricks of the trade and should theoretically get the couple the best deal through their connections.

Weight off your mind

Having someone you can rely on is a weight off anyone’s mind. Particularly in a wedding planning scenario where everything seems so daunting. Having a planner can allow you to relax and focus on being excited about the ceremony. This is especially helpful if you’re having a particularly large-scale wedding or a short engagement.

Could save money in the long run

Because a planner knows all the best ways to go about things, it could end up saving you money in the long run. A good wedding planner should be able to give hints on the best deals and what is good value for money. Ultimately this could end up being more affordable and saving the guesswork.

Prices

What with all the other expenses of the wedding, an additional cost might not seem the best idea. It’s no secret that these kinds of services can end up being expensive. Most planners have a few options depending on how much work and help you need, so it might be worth getting a few quotes before turning the idea down.

Give up some control

By accepting somebody else into your wedding planning procedure, it means you are willing to give up some of the control. Not only have you got to compromise between the couple, but there’s now someone else in the mix. They can be a helpful mediator or end up causing issues to become more complicated, if they don’t agree with your vision.

Not all yours

Planning a wedding together is stressful but can be a very romantic and rewarding experience. All the little details will be your own. Having a planner can invalidate this experience for some couples as there’s someone else involved.

Are they worth it?

The decision to hire – or not hire – a wedding planner is yours. If you can afford it but don’t have the time or inclination to plan the wedding then this could be the solution for you. If you’re interested in doing it all yourself or are worried that a wedding planner could be too much for you, you may want to leave out getting a wedding planner.

 

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