Wedding Planning, Part 2: Should You Go with a Pro?

Wedding Planner Going Over Day-Of Plans with the BrideWhen it comes to planning your wedding day, are you a DIY diva, or does the thought of wrapping your own bouquet or designing your own place settings give you an anxiety attack? In our last post, we discussed a few pros and one major drawback of do-it-yourself wedding planning. Today, we’re looking at the other end of the spectrum and discussing the pros and cons of hiring a professional to handle your wedding.

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Planner

Professional wedding planners generally offer different types of services, from a simple consulting meeting to day-of coordination and full service wedding planning.

Pro: They Do the Footwork for You

Full service wedding planners live up to the name. They take care of executing the details – reserving the venue, booking the caterer, ordering/renting decorations, etc. – so you can sit back and relax. You can still expect to consult regularly with your planner, especially up front and as the Big Day nears.

Pro: “Creative Control” Might Not Be Your Thing

Let’s face it: for every crafty, Pinterest-addicted bride-to-be out there, there are at least four more women who don’t claim to have a creative bone in their bodies. If the thought of coming up with a concept, coordinating colors across dresses and flowers and place settings, and executing it yourself sounds terrifying, a professional wedding planner is just the person for you.

Con: It Can be Pricier

Experts recommend setting aside 10-15% of your total wedding budget for a full service wedding planner. That’s a significant chunk of change, especially for brides on a budget. However, the peace of mind you’ll enjoy knowing you have a professional handling things may just be worth the cost.

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