There are so many things to plan and think about and consider for your wedding, it's a lot to take on! Many couples choose to plan their own wedding...meaning not hiring a wedding planner. And trust me when counting pennies I understand that paying someone else to do something you think you can totally do yourself just does not make sense.
But, consider this...Hiring a wedding planner may actually help you stay on budget! Your planner knows tips and tricks to help you plan an amazing wedding all within your budget. So budgeting for a planner may just pay off.
Their are so many benefits to having a wedding planner - they know things we simply don't know. They are aware of all the nitty gritty details involved in the wedding planning process. Oh and best of all, on the day of your actual wedding you don't have to worry one bit about setting up, decorating, making sure everything is perfect, taking on last minute questions or gasp - clean up! Nope they got that!
There are a lot of facilities that don't have a coordinator on site to do all the set up and clean up for you, so in fact you are on your own to see it all get done. And speaking specifically about the ceremony it's so nice to have someone on hand to help your guests be seated, to make sure your dress is picture perfect before you go down the aisle and to help space out those attendants so you have picture perfect ceremony pictures! I mean, yes, I'm all in during your ceremony, there to land a helping hand wherever necessary, but I'm one person and when I take my place at the "alter" I can't help fluff a dress or send the attendants down the aisle.
So, take a look, talk to a couple wedding planners and see if you can find your wedding day magic fairy.
Check out my page Venues and Pros for some helpful referrals.