Is there a better topic to kick off our blog?
I don’t think so. Scroll through any wedding forum and it’s likely you’ll see this question come up again and again, particularly when it comes to destination weddings as the distance from your wedding venue and fear of language barriers often makes people nervous.
Of course the answer to this question is subjective, but having worked as a Wedding Planner, a Wedding Day Coordinator (arghh never again!), and now being an independent supplier I see both sides of the coin on a daily basis.
I salute you talented men and women who plan a Wedding without the support of a Planner, you folk are exceptional, and I also suspect you have the support of friends and family who love to chip in. This is such a beautiful thing, when elements of a wedding day are put together by all those that love you. That’s epic.
For those that say a Wedding Planner is a waste of money though I have to disagree, I will defend Wedding Planner’s to the hilt having worked 19 hour shifts on event days, and on non event days spent all my waking hours at meetings and answering emails. When I say answering emails I don’t mean a couple a day asking important questions re timings and table plans. I mean around thirty a day, some emails consisting of questions like “where can we stock up on baked beans?” and “does cows milk taste the same in Portugal as it does in the UK?”. Yes. Both true examples I kid you not.
Still think a Wedding Planner doesn’t work hard for their pay? We once got asked to go up a bride’s dress with baby wipes to freshen up her sweaty thighs. We said no to that request, you have to draw the line somewhere right?