Do You Need a Wedding Planner?

Do You Need a Wedding Planner?

Wondering if you really need a wedding planner? Here’s how to know.

Did you recently get engaged? If so, let us first say, “yay!” And now that the celebrating is done, and the ring is on your hand, it’s time to start wedding planning. Of course, just the act of starting planning may lead you to ask one very important question, and that is whether or not you will need a wedding planner? The answer to that question is, of course, different for every bride. Fortunately, many planners offer a variety of services, from all-inclusive packages to smaller options for those who just need a little help. So before you begin the work of planning all on your own, here are some important things to consider.

How Much Time Do You Really Have to Plan?

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is how much time you can actually commit to wedding planning. Even simple weddings require a lot of decision making, and that can begin to take a lot of time.

For brides who are still in school, working full-time, raising kids, or those with other time restraints, they often realize that a wedding planner is either essential, or at least quite helpful. Deciding to hire a planner upfront, can help save you a lot of time and stress, by keeping your wedding planning to a manageable load.

Best of all, most planners offer a variety of options to suit every bride’s need, so whether you want to hand over the reigns entirely as part of an all-inclusive package, or just get help with some of the bigger tasks, you can likely find a planner to help.

How Many Guests Are Coming? How Elaborate Is Your Dream Wedding?

Other considerations that can help you determine if a planner might be needed are the size of your guest list and how elaborate your dream wedding looks. Keep in mind that the larger the guest list, the more likely you are to need help (wrangling guests, etc.). The more decorations you are hoping to have, the more likely a wedding planner will be necessary.