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Elizabeth, on October 5, 2019 at 11:17 PM Posted in Planning 0 44
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Hello beautiful brides, so I have a few questions, I can’t seem to decide if I want or not a wedding planner, here are the reason. My fiancé and I don’t want to over pass our wedding budget, wedding planner might be necessary but they are a bit expensive, a second reason is we are buying a house before the wedding, so far we have stayed in our budget. I done majority of the work. Booked ceremony and reception location, booked photographer and videographer, i booked hair stylist and makeup artist, DJ, got my engagement photos done, already have a my save the date magnets. Do I need a planner for further things or it’ is not necessary since I done almost everything?

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Latest activity by Elizabeth, on October 8, 2019 at 8:50 AM
  • Caytlyn
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    I’m not sure what a planner would do if you’ve already booked the major vendors and made most of the decisions. Maybe you could just look into a day of coordinator.
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  • Elizabeth
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    I was thinking the same, I am not sure how much they charge for a day coordinator but I will do my research, I was just curious about if it is necessary to hire one now. I am 9 month away from my wedding and I have a lot of people suggesting I do but wasn’t to sure.
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  • Stephanie
    Savvy September 2019
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    I'm naturally a planner/control freak so I ended up doing most of the planning and booking out vendors but we decided to hire a day of coordinator which was the best investment I made the entire wedding! Every day of coordinator is different but mine was technically month of? She checked in with us a month prior to the wedding to go over all our vendors/contracts/etc and she made up our timeline and everything. Pretty much a month out from the wedding she was the point of contact for all our vendors. The day of she was phenomenal! My day was so relaxed and she took care of pretty much everything! I couldn't thank her enough! Definitely definitely worth the investment for a day of Smiley smile

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  • Elizabeth
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    Elizabeth ·
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    Lawd I am the same way to I took care of everything myself but I was thinking I will need a planner just to make sure the day of the wedding goes smooth and that everything is in order. I have no sisters and the majority of my people know nothing about planners so I rather hire someone. What planner did you hire? Is she from New Jersey.
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  • Stephanie
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    Unfortunately no. We got married in Hawaii so she's on Oahu. Good luck finding someone in the jersey area!


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  • Elizabeth
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    Elizabeth ·
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    Oh nice, Congrats! And thank you very much.
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  • Chloe
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    We hired our day of coordinator a few months back and found her for a great price and she had a bunch of great reviews! She is based in NY, where we’re from but we are getting married in northern NJ next year. Here is the link to her WW page, hope she can help!


    https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/youre-the-boss-weddings-events-goshen/65067008a7265238.html

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  • Reena
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    Reena ·
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    We hired a wedding planner. I love her because she is giving us vendor suggestions to stay in budget.

    It it doesn’t hurt to contact a few and discuss what you have done and what can they provide for you at this point.
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  • Elizabeth
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    Thank you for the link, I request for more information.
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  • Elizabeth
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    Elizabeth ·
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    I did contact a few planners, but what they were charging was way to much, I explain my needs and what I have done but seem like every planner was charging above 2G for what I am looking for. All I want is someone that can come in a month prior the wedding and keep everything organized.
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  • Reena
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    Ugh. That is a lot. We lucked out and found a planner that does it as a side job. So she is much cheaper than a full time planner.

    Day of coordinator might be your best bet.
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  • Yoice
    VIP March 2019
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    I never wanted a wedding planner because I’m super hands on and I wanted to find all my own vendors. Most wedding planner come already with the team they are comfortable working with and I didn’t want that but I wanted a wedding coordinator mostly for the day off. Because I had a destination wedding I knew this was a must for me and I wanted to actually be the bride and not be in charge on things so I hire a wedding coordinator. She was supposed to work with me the last 3 months but we actually clicked and she was a great help from the moment I hire her a year before. She recommended a variety of the vendors I had missing and was a huge help on the last details towards the end. If you can afford it then I recommend it.
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  • Elizabeth
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    Wow that’s great, I will continue searching to see what I find, if not I’ll just have a family member make sure everyday on the day of the wedding is how it should be.
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  • Reena
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    My photographer actually told us about the wedding planner. Try asking your other vendors for suggestions. I’m learning they all know each other. 🙂
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  • Elizabeth
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    Oh that’s is great, I always wanted a destination wedding but the way things were going we decided to keep it here in NJ. The planner you hired Is she from NJ
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  • Elizabeth
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    Great idea, I will ask my photographer sucks I don’t have sisters or my mom to help with this. I have a huge family but none has offer to help so I will definitely look into finding professional help. Thank you
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  • Yoice
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    No, she was from Mexico where I had my destination wedding. Made it much easier for everyone because she knew all vendors and the area.
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  • Reena
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    No problem! My fiancé and I are also the only two planning our wedding with no family help. It’s why I got a wedding planner early on.

    Good luck!
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  • Elizabeth
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    Oh okay. Ugh I will look around to see what I find. Thank you.
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  • Elizabeth
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    Thank you.
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