I am not hiring a wedding planner. I tend to be very organized & know what I want/have a clear vision of it. However, I will be having a day of coordinator to help out with everything and make the day as stress-free as possible
I had a planner/DOC that I worked hand in hand with. It was very nice because I essentially picked/planned everything, but my planner ordered everything and coordinated with vendors. It takes the stress off of you as the bride.
Our package has an event coordinator that steps in about a month ahead of time, and a DOC and bridal attendant on the day of. Technically we have someone called a planner now, too, but she doesn't really do the planning. She just gives advice and helps us figure out what direction to go in, but then we execute it.
I didn’t hire one, but my venue did have a set up team for the day of. I just gave them my personal decorations to add. If you don’t have help from your venue, it might be a good idea to hire a day of coordinator for set up/take down
I planned every single detail by myself ( with a little input from FH and my mother when I couldn’t decide on certain elements) and I will continue to do so. My venue does offer a DOC so that I don’t have to worry about certain details during the big day.
I have a wedding planner and I didn't realize how valuable she was until I had to plan my minimony. There are so many things that I don't have to think about or take care of because she does all of it behind the scenes. I don't even have to take vendor phone calls unless needed, and if I do, she handles all the scheduling. And I'm a very organized person, and have done corporate events. It's different when it's something as personal as your wedding. If it's in your budget, I would definitely encourage you to get at least partial wedding planning.
Queen Cone ·
Due to the current everchanging situation with covid i decided to hire one for day-of-coordination and i already feel 100x better just after the first consultation. they do more than you think. there are so many things that can go wrong the day of the wedding its always best to have an extra hand. plus i feel better knowing she can help me if god forbid i need to change all my plans suddenly because theres a lockdown or something
I don't have a wedding planner, just a coordinator provided by the venue. It's an additional expense and we would rather put that money else where. I also enjoy planning events so I'm having fun doing the planning myself.
My venue offers a coordinator,my ceremony and reception will take place in the same hotel. They supply most of the decoration and they will also cater. I will just need to book, photographer, dj and officiant.
I highly recommend getting a wedding planner even if its a day of coordinator. There will be lots of minor details that you shouldn't be bothered with and you'll wamt someone to help. I can understand if your having a smaller wedding but we are expected 100 people. So we've already been working with a coordinator.
We did a full package wedding planner. It was in our budget from the start. I tend to be Type A and over think everything so it made sense to have someone talk me off a ledge. Plus since we have 2 years to plan it gives me time to trust her team and be able to sit back and relax my wedding weekend.