December 13, 2019
Bride Guide #24 do you need to hire a wedding planner? Let’s dive into this with Logan Utah Photographer Lauren Kay Photography.
You guys. I didn’t even know that wedding planners existed when I got married! Isn’t that crazy? Most brides I work with coordinate their own wedding, but maybe you would love to have your own wedding planner. Either way, you are still the ultimate planner. You are the one who gets to choose the inspiration, the theme, the details. A hired wedding planner does the work. Finding vendors to capture your vision and make sure it is executed seamlessly. I know brides who hire a wedding planner and those who don’t, and either way is great in my opinion.
Pros of Hiring a Planner:
Cons of Hiring a Planner:
I know that hiring a planner is (a) not for everyone and (b) expensive. This guide is for every bride but is especially catered to help brides who are doing it on their own. So, if you’re not hiring a planner (or honestly even if you are), remember these two things:
You still need to let people help you plan your wedding, even if they’re not professionals. Friends, sisters, bridesmaids, moms, they can help you find vendors and do the nitty-gritty work. Never turn down an offer for help and ask for what you need!
I cannot stress this enough. On your wedding day you should not be the go-to person that is the only one who knows all the details. Choose someone you trust, like your mom or a bridesmaid, and fill them in on every single detail. Direct all questions to them and let them be the one in charge of making sure the day runs smoothly so that you can relax. Delegate! Put other people in charge of the playlist and the slideshow and getting flowers. The only thing that should be totally left to your care on your wedding day is getting married.
What can I let others help me with?
Now write the name of the person you want to help you next to each task.
The coordinator on my wedding day: