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Why You Shouldn’t Hire a Wedding Planner

Let me introduce myself. My name is Julie, and I own Middle Aisle Wedding Decor and Planning. Middle Aisle specializes in giving time to our brides so they get exactly what they want and their wedding reflects the unique characteristics of their personalities. Everyone has a story, and I help you share yours though amazing decor! However, being a wedding planner isn’t for everyone and I’ll explain why.

Often times a wedding planner can be an after thought. Once your wedding planning gets a little more in depth, you get so stressed out you are ready to just run away. With the economic hardships facing many families across America, we are all trying to cut back. Unfortunately, this concept even applies towards your special day. Weddings that used to be lavish events are now turning to simplistic trends.

One thing still rings true: whether you are trying to conserve or splurge, there is a long list of to-dos before you can say “I do”. These lists can sometimes feel endless and take away from the excitement during your engagement. This is where a wedding planner eases the pressure and can help you create an amazing event from the beginning before you get in too deep.

Wedding by Middle Aisle

 But is a wedding planner right for you, your budget and your overall event?

If you don’t want to save money on your wedding, then don’t hire a wedding planner. Hiring a wedding planner does not mean that you will be spending more money on your wedding. You heard me right, you can save money with a wedding planner. In the past, planners have been perceived as being only for indulgent couples with money to spare. This is not the case these days.

Wedding planners are becoming affordable and can even get you discounts and special rates by consulting through them. Wedding professionals build up relationships with each other and will sometimes give benefits for referring them.

On multiple occasions I have seen free services thrown in by a vendor or a price even deducted in half because they went through a wedding planner. That is your planners job. You hired them to get you the best possible price, refer the most tried and true vendors and negotiate on your behalf.

Planners can also help you get more bang for your buck. They know how to cut back on certain expenses to make your event look like a splurge even though you might be on a tight budget.

Photo by Mikki Platt Photography. Wedding by Middle Aisle.

If you have the magical ability to be in two places at once, don’t hire a wedding planner. Hiring a wedding planner, essentially, allows you to be in two places at once. Brides have a large role. That role is, of course, being the bride. On wedding day it is not uncommon to have a 16-hour work day, a mop in one hand and an iron in the other. The last thing you need to be doing as a bride is to be steaming linen or polishing silverware before you are about to walk down the middle aisle.

Often if a planner isn’t hired, the job of a planner falls onto the Mother of the bride who takes on both roles at the wedding. This usually results in a frantic mother greeting guests, calling a late vendor in one hand and cleaning up a water spill with the other hand.

Photo by AK Studio Design. Wedding by Middle Aisle.

Finally, don’t hire a wedding planner if you already spend eight or more hours a day reading, writing, researching and dreaming about weddings.

Wedding planners are professionals that obsess over weddings, daydream about wedding and are always scheming new trends for weddings. They are full-time wedding guru’s that have been doing this for years, not just for a few months of engagement.

By tapping into their skills and involving them from the beginning of your initial planning, you will be amazed at the creations that will come to surface giving you the wedding you did not even know was in your reach without breaking the bank.

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