The cost of a wedding adds up quickly, and it’s not uncommon for couples or their families to underestimate the cost and experience some surprise when they see the real wedding budget breakdown. This is especially true when they have already committed funds to certain items, typically a wedding venue or photographer in the earliest planning stages. But don’t worry – you’re already steps ahead by the fact that you’re doing your research and getting the information now.
Going into planning mode without first creating your budget is a recipe for disaster. That’s why the #1 item that I absolutely recommend you tackle first is the BUDGET. I know, I know – this part is no fun – but before you click away just hear me out.
I believe that with the power of the internet, you can learn almost anything. But do you want to? … Hiring an event planner is no different than hiring any other professional service. Some people tend to think it’s more optional than other professional services, and that can be true, but don’t discount it just yet.
Can you think of the last event you attended where you had a great experience and everything seemed to run smoothly? What about the event that was not so fun, was behind schedule, and overall not a great experience?
Chances are there was an event planner or coordinator involved in one of those and not in the other.
My point here is not to “sell” you on always hiring a professional event planner, but tell you when it could make sense.