Do I really need a wedding planner?
Updated: Feb 17
Girl, yes! Picture this, you just got engaged, said “YES!!” to the one of your dreams! You head off to tell your family and your friends and after “OOOH”ing and “AHHH”ing over your fabulous ring … there’s a flood of questions. When is the wedding? Where is it going to be? What kind of dress do you want to wear? Do you have your color scheme?…. Wait, HOLD UP. You just got engaged.
But all those questions have to get answered, and those are the easy ones! What about the table settings? The centerpieces? The hors d'oeuvres? Plated or buffet dinner? Sunset or midday ceremony? Feeling stressed and overwhelmed yet?? Girl breathe, that’s where I come in!
Even if you’ve been a bridesmaid, maid of honor, or attendant to 1,000 weddings, planning your own can be overwhelming and take away from the joy of the occasion. Often brides don’t even know where to start! Do you know how long it takes on average to order a wedding dress? How far out should you order the flowers? I am here to help you! Whether you want me to take the reins or just be here to bounce ideas off of and keep you on track, I can help make that big day the day you’ve always dreamed of.
But JaneMarie, how many people really hire a wedding planner?
According to Wedding Wire’s 2020 report, almost 1/3 of brides hire a wedding planner to help with part or all of the event planning.
But JaneMarie, can I really afford a wedding planner?
Yes girl. Wedding Wire reports that in 2023, brides budgeted to spend around $29,000 but really spent $30,000+. That’s money that comes out of the honeymoon budget, the down payment on the house, etc. I can help find you the vendors that you want while keeping you on budget. I also fit right into the budget with options friendly for any budget!
But JaneMarie, I really want to pick out EVERYTHING, what’s left for the wedding planner to do?
So much! First and foremost, even if you want to do all the planning independently, someone has to make sure it all comes together the day of! You don’t want to be running around in a wedding dress telling the florist where to put the centerpieces. And sure you could get your mom or maid of honor to do it, but then they don’t get to enjoy and celebrate with you! And even if you want to choose every last detail, what if you forget something that you regret looking back to your big day?? I have the tools, the knowledge, and the know-how to get it perfect. I also know about vendors! Sure, you could google it and spends hours and hours on the internet … and then get overwhelmed and stressed! Why not let me do all that for you? I can steer you in the right direction towards the types of vendors and venues you want within your budget.
But JaneMarie, I still have questions!!
Let’s talk! Hit the “Contact Us” button at the top of the page and we’ll chat about whatever you need!