I know many people are on a tight budget these days, and I’ve noticed many people reaching out for ideas on how to keep their wedding budgets low. Many people think they can’t afford to hire a planner, but the truth is, hiring a planner may actually save you money…and definitely time (which is worth more than money). I am a planner in the NE Ohio area, and I have several vendors that I work with that provide a discount for my couples, simply because they appreciate my referral. Also, a knowledgeable planner can steer you in the right direction, as far as choosing vendors that are going to be within your budget and finding low cost décor options. Planners are generally creative people by nature, and can provide great ideas for making your ceremony and reception look great without spending big bucks. I even offer rental items (vases, candle holders, etc) and can create centerpieces for my clients relatively cheap, and they look unique and beautiful. I have never talked to anyone who was sorry they hired a professional to help deliver a great day…but I’ve heard several people say they wished they had.
Has anyone had an experience hiring a planner or a time when they wished they would have?