Wedding planning can be a whirlwind of activity such as calling vendors, ordering invitations, choosing a venue, and so on and so forth. You might think you can handle all of it yourself, but many couples choose to hire a wedding planner for the additional benefits this service provides.  A wedding planner performs services that you would otherwise do yourself a can save you a lot of time.  But you will have to pay the planner for their services, and some can be quite expensive.  If you’re trying to decide whether or not to hire a wedding planner, consider these important points.


Hiring a wedding planner will cost extra, but they will also help you in many ways. First off, they’ll help you keep within your budget. They have many contacts with vendors, and they may be able to help you get what you want at a better price than you can negotiate on your own.

In addition, you’ll save yourself all the stress of calling vendors, making sure they call back, butting heads with friends and relatives during the planning process, researching venues, hiring a wedding DJ (like Groovy Sound Productions), and so on. At the very least, you’ll get to enjoy the fun parts of planning your wedding without the tedious bits.

Finally, a wedding planner has experience making your vision a reality. If you know what you want but don’t know the first thing about planning an event, a professional planner will be indispensable.


While hiring a wedding planner can relieve a great deal of stress, it can also have some drawbacks. For starters, there’s obviously the price. As much as a wedding planner might be able to help in terms of keeping within a budget, you will need to pay them for their services.

Aside from that, many couples end up feeling more or less removed from the process. They don’t feel like they are as involved in planning their wedding as they’d like to be. On the other hand, some couples would rather not be bothered with any of that, so it’s a matter of personal preference.

Making the Choice

So how do you decide? If you have plenty of support from friends and family and you want to make plans yourself, you could manage without a wedding planner. On the other hand, if your time is limited and you have little support, it’s probably best to get a professional involved.