So you think you can handle your wedding planning all by yourself, but after contacting vendors, making deals you’re not happy with and realizing just what needs to be done to plan a whole wedding, you may panic and scramble for a wedding planner. One of the very first decisions you should make for your wedding is whether or not you need a wedding planner. Your wedding planner can help you every step of the way if you give her the time and communication that she needs to do her job.
The Cost of Bad Choices
If you are already half way through planning and it’s just not going the way you want, it may be costly to undo decisions and make new ones. Many wedding planners have specific vendors they work with because they know from experience those vendors provide quality services for a good price. A wedding planner may not be willing to work with vendors she does not trust, and no one likes it when a deal is made and broken.
Wedding Planners Need Time
Planning a wedding takes time, and if you contact a wedding planner at the last minute to settle details for you that would normally take a lot more time to plan, this will be stressful for everyone. Vendors will be displeased to be pressed for immediate attention when they are also busy providing services for other weddings. It’s just not fair for wedding planners to need to frantically throw a wedding together when the bride wasn’t responsible with her time.
You Need The Right Wedding Planner
Choosing a wedding planner is a process, just like choosing other vendors. You should meet with multiple wedding planners, who usually provide free consultations, and decide which wedding planner can best meet your needs. You will not have time to meet with multiple wedding planners if you’re getting one at the last minute. You may end up choosing someone who can’t deliver the results they promised, and by then, it will be too late to do anything about it.
If you have someone planning your wedding right from the start, you can feel confident that ultimately your wedding day will progress smoothly. Bringing a professional in half way or three fourths of the way through the process could be confusing, stressful and disappointing.