Hiring a wedding planner versus going solo is the toughest decision a soon-to-be-bride has to make. There are always various factors that need to be figured out, the biggest factors being the budget and planning freedom.
The Bigger Picture with the Budget
If you’re on a tight budget, it may seem that hiring a wedding planner is completely out of reach. For most, this is usually the thought. However, many soon-to-be brides and grooms see what is considered the bigger picture rather than the details. Yes, going solo will sometimes be more affordable to you, but like most DIY’s, these tend to actually go over budget. While hiring a wedding planner may seem more expensive, the following things need to be considered:
A wedding planner has seasoned experience in the entire aspect of weddings, from ceremony and reception to even honeymoon consultations. This is particularly important for brides that get overwhelmed on their big day.
Wedding planners know the industry and their corresponding vendors. We know where the best and most affordable vendors are to fit your budget, facilitating the entire process.
You’re paying for someone to make sure everything goes as planned! This is crucial for any brides and grooms that could use the time and energy to focus on other items of equal importance. Stress is possibly the worst look on a bride during her and her future husband’s big day, after all.
You can Still Plan Your Wedding
It’s a common misconception that the bride and groom do not get a choice of planning their own wedding if a wedding planner is hired. Movies show us the fun aspects of wedding planning but never the stressful ones. By hiring a wedding planner, you can still plan your theme, decor, and everything in between while leaving the “heavy work” to the wedding planner.
When faced with the decision of hiring a wedding planner or going solo, think about these two main points to make a final decision. It will help relieve any future headaches from planning on your own by doing this.