Posting for traffic as my post in the wedding section got no replies.
I get super anxious about organising anything and always spend ages fretting, second guessing and ending up with migraines and/or loosing sleep as a result. (Put it this way - I had to go home half way through my DCs 1st birthday as I managed to work myself up into a blinding migraine about all the organisation etc, I know ridiculous and I'm working on it) We will probably have a smallish wedding but I've been looking into wedding planners as we are both quite busy in general and I also think it might help my stress levels and just alleviate the pressure so I don't get so worked up about it and fail to enjoy the day.
Any insight or pros and cons for using/not using wedding planners will be greatly appreciated!
I kind of did. The venue we used provided a woman that did everything - you just had to tick a load of boxes and then she emailed over confirming everything that had been booked. I think that’s fairly standard though?
Personally I would, but I can't organise anything for more than about 3 people, it's not something I'm good at. You can hire them for the full thing, or just a few hours help. If it'll mean you actually enjoy the wedding rather than get super-stressed and end up not enjoying it, why not?
I hired one because I was getting married 3000 miles away from where I lived. Also because she had the listings for lots of places that would be ideal locations for the wedding. I wasn't going to arrive at the wedding location till a week before the wedding, and I relied on her to set up meetings with caterers, booze suppliers, marquee people, florists, hairdressers, photographer etc. She was also there on the day and arranged transport for guests and a load of other stuff I've since forgotten.
She cost $1000 and was worth it, although I did still have one of the most spectacular migraines of my life a few days before the wedding.
It wasn't a huge wedding (25 people) but I was emigrating and arranging travel/accommodation for all the guests at the same time, so it was good to offload a lot of the wedding organisation.