Did you use a Wedding Planner/Consultant? if not, Would you have rather?

Doing a little research wondering if I want to do a DIY wedding or to hire a Consultant to help me out with all the prep. and last minute details. Did you hire someone to help with your wedding, and what was their role??? And if you didn't looking back would it have been a good idea to have hired someone???

Asked By: Becky W - 7/30/2007
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I tell my clients this: If your budget can afford one... do it! I am not a pushy wedding consultant, in fact I haven't really advertised but have planned over 12 weddings in the last 2 years in which most of my clients came to be by word of mouth. You can have a consultant that helps at the rehearsal and at the wedding... More
Answered By: Ashley M - 7/30/2007
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I didn't and I am glad that I didn't. Everything went according to how my fiance and I wanted it...and we got to have our hands in everything.
Answered By: KissBehindZesto - 7/30/2007
Didn't hire one, I'm 2.5 months from the wedding, and still okay with it. It seems like a waste of money (for me) to hire someone to do something I am perfectly capable of doing on my own.
Answered By: Autumn - 7/30/2007
No, had great help from family. Don't regret it at all. We used that 10 per cent we would have had to pay out, ourselves!
Answered By: Lydia - 7/30/2007
I had a wedding where I had about 250 guests and I planned it all myself...and I wouldn't have hired a planner even if I could do it over again.
Answered By: its about time - 7/30/2007
i did not hire a wedding planner... More
Answered By: Zachary'smommy - 7/30/2007
I'm getting married in 2 weeks and my wedding location is 1 1/2 hours away from where I live. I felt a cordinator was a waste of money so I did it all myself (with help from my fiance and family) and now that it's crunch time I'm not regretting it at all. I'm really excited that all the choices were made by us and on... More
Answered By: SpaceyLacey - 7/30/2007
My wedding is coming up in less than two weeks. There will be about 200 guests and we chose to plan it all ourselves - its been fun and not that hard. We DID hire someone to do the decorating for us, but only because it was a really good deal! For $1000 we have a decorator coming in and doing the hall up a day before... More
Answered By: AshB - 7/30/2007
No, I didn't hire anyone and no I don't regret it one bit. In fact, I think it was the fact that I was in charge of everything that - oddly enough - allowed me to relax and enjoy myself at my own wedding. I knew everything had been handled, and precisely how. I hired an absolute minimum of professionals (officiant... More
Answered By: gileswench - 7/30/2007
I didn't have one. I was OK without, but looking back, if it had been in my budget, I would have liked to have one. It just would have been nice and less stressful for me to have someone other than my family to help with things.
Answered By: Skylis - 7/30/2007
I think it depends on your situation - how much time you have, how much you want to spend, how big (ornate) of a wedding you want to have... More
Answered By: HoyaFan - 7/30/2007
We thought about using a wedding planner. We both have busy careers and long commutes, so not a lot of time, and zero experience planning something this big. But we decided to look at a few venues first, and figure out what things we could do ourselves to save money. It turns out that the venue we chose will do a... More
Answered By: ERK - 7/30/2007
My wedding is still a long ways away (about 9 months), but I do not plan on hiring a Consultant. So far I have been doing everything with the help of my sister, who is a very organized list maker, and the rest of my family. I love getting my hands into everything, and I think that I will look back at the reception and... More
Answered By: Snow Princess - 7/30/2007
I recommend finding someone for at least the day of. My day of coordinator was responsible for calling all the vendors the week before to confirm everything was ready and then making sure everything was set up properly the day of and to handle any problems that were to arise....I did this because I wanted to enjoy the... More
Answered By: Chrissy - 7/30/2007
A wedding planner is not neccesary. It's not that hard or stressful to plan a wedding unless you make it that way. Get some bridal magazines and a wedding planning book and you're good to go.
Answered By: maigen_obx - 7/30/2007
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