Do you need a wedding planner?
Planning a wedding and finding yourself a little overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done? With so much to organise it's no wonder that so many couples choose to hire a wedding planner to help with all the details – but unfortunately they don't come cheap. So take some time to think – is a wedding planner right for you?
Wedding planners are great for couples who have little free time, or for those looking to get married at short notice. Once employed, they can take care of everything for you, from hiring the entertainment to organising the seating plan and much more besides. They will also be on hand throughout your big day to deal with any last minute problems that might arise – leaving you free to relax and enjoy your day. Wedding planners are also the perfect choice for anyone planning a big wedding – we'd recommend getting a professional planner for any event catering for more than 100 people.
But if you can't fit a wedding planner into your budget, there's no need to panic – with a little forward planning, it is still possible to organise everything between yourselves. Don't be afraid to rope in the assistance of friends: creative types can be put to work assisting with decorations and invitations, while those who are good at organising things can help out with all the little details. If you're acting as your own wedding planner, try not to be too ambitious with your plans – the less formal the wedding, the less work you will have to do. And try not to leave things to the last minute – nobody wants to be making bouquets and finalising seating plans on the morning of their wedding!
Whether it's a small celebration for family and friends or an elaborate ceremony for hundreds of guests, planning is key for an enjoyable wedding day you'll never forget.