While you can certainly hire a planner to handle everything between your engagement and honeymoon, some will, if you choose, also plan only certain parts of the wedding, such as handling all the details related to your out-of-town guests or managing vendor communications. Whatever her planning role, there are advantages. The planner:
– Becomes the point person for all involved. A lot of time and tension can be involved with fielding questions from everyone, especially when you are not sure of the best response to some of those questions. The planner can take that load off your shoulders in the area in which she is helping.
– Helps make choices. There are a lot of decisions to be made along the way, especially when it comes to vendors. She will help you narrow down the selections to those you are most likely to want. Because of her connections in the industry, she may also arrange for discounts you may not have gotten on your own.
– Keeps the wedding on track. It’s very easy to let things slip through the cracks, creating surprise costs, when you are planning everything on your own. The planner will make sure you are aware and on top of all the details within her purview.
The wedding ideas on a budget are from the Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride ebook.