Moments after the initial surprise of being offered an engagement ring, wedding plans will probably begin swimming through one’s mind. Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, and many people hire a wedding planner to assist them in preparing for the big day. But for the budget-conscious bride or groom, is it truly beneficial to hire a wedding planner? Is it worth the lofty price of a wedding planner to help avoid the stress that comes with planning a wedding on one’s own?
A DIY Wedding
These days, many couples are taking wedding planning into their own hands in order to save money. It is definitely a task that can be done, and there are many articles on planning your own wedding that can help. A DIY wedding allows you to infuse a personal touch into every facet of the wedding—since everything down to the decorations can be hand-designed by you and your wedding party.
Unfortunately, what a lot of people don’t realize is the stress that comes with planning a wedding. Not only must every single detail be ironed out before the big day, but the groom, friends, or family may challenge you and foil your plans. One reason that many opt to hire a wedding planner is because this person can act as a buffer between you and your well-intentioned family members, since he or she deals with these types of clashes all the time.
A Wedding Planner
Many people that avoid choosing to hire a wedding planner do so because of the fee (typically a couple thousand dollars) that this professional planner brings. However, along with saving on a lot of stress up until (and even during) the wedding day, a wedding planner may actually be a better economic decision as well. Because wedding planners have had the experience of planning hundreds of weddings in the past, they know the ins and outs of the costs, including what should be splurged on and what can be cut out. They can direct you in the right place to find budget wedding dresses, affordable venues, etc. A good wedding planner will adhere to your budget, and force you to stick to it as well.
When you hire a wedding planner, they will have stronger relationships with certain vendors, and will be able to point you in the direction of trustworthy individuals that will help make your special day seamless. Knowing that whoever you need to hire for your wedding will be of good quality could save you a lot of money in the long run. Most wedding planners can also procure discounts that you could not otherwise get on your own.
A Built-In Wedding Planner
If you want the advantages of being able to hire a wedding planner without worrying over high fees, finding a venue that includes a wedding planner in the event package is a great way to achieve both. Many venues have already hired professional wedding planners that work to perfect the details of the weddings held at their location. If you are adamant about doing a large portion of the wedding planning yourself, this may be a good way to take advantage of the best of both worlds.
Here at Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA, we provide many of the services of an independent wedding planner included in our wedding package. This provides you with the benefit of planning a stress-free wedding at an affordable price. To learn more about our wedding packages, please contact us. Not only does our venue boast being one of the top wedding locations in the area, but we also provide space for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and more! You will not be disappointed by the service provided by the wedding staff at Beechwood Hotel.
Do you know people that have chosen not to hire a wedding planner? How did their wedding planning work out?