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10 Reasons Why You Would or Would NOT Hire a Wedding Planner

July 7, 2021

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In today’s episode of Ask the Planner,  I dive deep into why someone would or would NOT hire a wedding planner.

You might think it’s interesting that as a wedding planner based in Upstate New York I would record a podcast episode all about why someone would NOT work with a wedding planner. But I think it’s a question that a lot of couples and families grapple with.

  • Who should or should not hire a wedding planner?
  • What does a wedding planner do?
  • Why would I hire a wedding planner?
  • Do we need to hire a wedding planner?
  • What does a wedding planner even do?
  • Will the wedding planner be able to execute the vision we have in our heads?
  • What will a wedding planner do that I can’t?
  • Would I get along with a wedding planner or will they want to control too much? 

These are all great questions and I’m going to answer them in today’s episode.

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EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 10 Reasons Why You Would or Would Not Hire a Wedding Planner

Today’s topic is is really near and dear to my heart and also kind of a hot button issue for me. But I promise to be as bi-partisan for both sides so you get a balanced perspective.

If one of the reasons below is why you're considering not hiring a wedding planner, then definitely have a listen on what I think about that.

5 REASONS YOU THINK YOU DON'T NEED TO HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER:

  • One or both of you have a background in event planning. [07:10]
  • You have a hard time giving up control and trusting others. [9:33]
  • You're planning a “simple wedding.”  [11:05]
  • A friend or family member says they want to help you so they can get wedding planning experience. [14:30]
  • You want to be the one to tell everyone what to do on the wedding day. [17:56]

5 REASONS WHY SOMEONE WOULD HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER:

  • One or both of you work in hospitality and you know how much work goes into producing a well-run event. [18:50]
  • You want to trust a professional with your investment. [19:25]
  • Neither of you wants your day to feel like a generic, cookie-cutter wedding. [21:05]
  • Being able to enjoy the wedding planning experience is important. [23:10]
  • You also want your guests to enjoy the wedding too!  [25:57]

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10 Reasons Why You Would or Would Not Hire a Wedding Planner

Today’s topic is is really near and dear to my heart and also kind of a hot button issue for me.  But I promise to be as bi-partisan for both sides so you get a balanced perspective. 

First, I'm going to share five reasons why someone thinks they don't need to hire a wedding planner. Then I'm going to share five reasons why couples choose to hire a wedding planner. 

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