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WHAT IF I PLAN MY OWN WEDDING WITHOUT HIRING A WEDDING PLANNER

Updated: Nov 1

Yes, Weddings are joyful occasions, but sometimes, planning one can be anything but a headache. Sure, you can probably go through it. But chances are you never planned something of this magnitude. So it might be best to hire some help.


Wedding planners have done this before—like, a lot—so they can help you wrangle details you might otherwise overlook. Planners can also help you make the most of your budget and allocate it accordingly.





Are You Ready to Take All the Burden on Your Shoulders?


If you're the type who can't stand the idea of not doing everything by yourself, it might be hard for you to turn over the details for one of the biggest events you're likely going to have.


However, there will be your close friends and relatives who are always keen to help you.

The lists of standards that are supposed to do on a wedding day seem endless. Even though you have your family, to be in-laws, as well as your friends to give you a hand in planning your wedding day, it will be you who will be in charge. Finding a good venue, food menu, deciding whether hiring a band or a DJ, choosing a photographer and wedding cinematographer, and dozens of other little tasks.


More than Basics


Things Wedding Planner do?


Wedding planners work with the logistics and coordination of a wedding with its vendors. However, The duties of a wedding planner might be varied according to the couple and what is expected out of the planner.


Do Trust Their Insight—and Their Network

"If we have a client who is looking for a cinematic photographer, finding one does not take weeks of research and sending emails that appear to go into the ether. It's one phone call."


Fundamental things expected from a wedding planner are managing the budget of the wedding, organizing the events according to the timeline, negotiating with vendors like photographers, florists, etc. Most wedding planners are also good designers who can help you to bring new design ideas to your wedding.




Extra Investment is Worth

You might be planning your wedding for the first time, but wedding planners have done it over and over again. So, it is no wonder about the knowledge and the expertise they are bringing to your wedding.


When you hire a wedding planner, They will help you managing so many little details and knowledge of expertise to make your Wedding day an exquisite one.


A Wedding Planner might be an Additional Advantage.

They already have experience in planning weddings in most of the probable venues that you hoping to host your wedding and also the contacts from almost all the expert vendors in the contemporary wedding market. Therefore, they might need only one phone call to make the arrangements.


No matter how much you have planned an event, the possibility of going the slightest thing wrong is at the peril of every event planning.

Yet, if you have hired a wedding planner. It is their responsibility to find all the small things that can go wrong on the wedding day and make amendments that no such troubles will not disturb any part of the function. Even if something happened, They will have the capability to troubleshoot, making you get rid of all the things that you have to worry about on your special day.




Is hiring a Wedding Planner worth the additional cost?


Money is something that you need to be conscious of when planning something this big. But is it worth to burden yourself with all the stress of having to plan everything?


Wedding Planners do Save You Money

Many wedding planners are willing to help you to make your big day with the budget that you can afford to. They have an inside track, which means sometimes they can save you money. Be sure to ask for a customized service if you don't see what you need on the planner's initial price list.


They're Business Professionals

Specifically, finding the right planner that you trust and get along with is a process to find "The One". After all, they'll be in charge of planning one of the most important days of your life.


Hiring a wedding planner is a big investment, but it's also a total sanity-saver. You might start the wedding planning process excited about buying a dress or selecting themes or buying a unicorn, but the nitty-gritty details that make up the less-fun parts of planning a wedding can be taken care of by your hired help.



~ Nipuni Mahathantri ~


Photographs are courtesy of ELIYA DAVIDE WEDDINGS

( www.eliyadavide.co )



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