I do have a wedding planner, and so far it has been the best decision I have made. I work long hours with shift work and my girls do not live close, so for me I felt like I needed the help. I am also a type A personality and there has been no giving up control. I make all the finial decisions, she just makes them happen! I get to do all the fun things while she takes care of the phone calls and people managing.
She has managed to save me money as well. Negotiating with the venue to get me a better price, and since she is known with the vendors I choose, we got a better rate. We are still in the early stages of planning but every time I get stressed out or overwhelmed about something I know she will have my back and I don't have to worry about a thing.
We didn't use one, but we ha a smaller wedding. If we had a larger wedding and a bigger budget, I would have considered it, but we tried to keep things pretty low-key so I ended up coordinating it myself and everything worked out great!
Due to budget, no wedding planner. I am hoping to have some sort of day of coordinator there for the big day to ensure everyone is where they’re supposed to be and everything is on time, trying my best to fit that into our budget somewhere!
We hired a day-of-coordinator (team of 2) for our wedding. She and her assistant pretty much assisted us for the month before the wedding: confirming timelines, vendors, set-up/tear-down, paying vendors on site, point-of-contact etc. It was the best decision I've ever made. I was a DIY bride up (with a Type-A personality)... and near the end of the planning I was so stressed and wanted to to trust a professional to execute my vision. We paid around $1K for her help, and I thought it was well worth it. If I had to go back in time, I would be willing to pay even more. Her help, guidance, and professionalism was superb. I wasn't stressed on my wedding day at all! It may not be in everyone's budget, but I had a banquet hall wedding with 195 guests, so having someone overseeing a mid-large sized wedding was sooooo worth. I would literally go crazy if I had to yell at my friends to set up the wedding to my liking lol No one would enjoy that
We are using a day of planner who will touch base with us a month before. My mom offered to pay for it about $800 I think. My fiancé and I have planned our wedding as a total surprise to everyone including the wedding party. The event planner, DJ and our MC’s will be the only ones to know the details. I wanted a planner to help set up decor, manage the day of schedule (including timing for family photos), and intercept any issues on the day. I’m a project manager and will have everything planned out and I plan to hand it over to her and tell her I just want to enjoy my day now it’s up to her to make it happen haha
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Thanks for providing the company name. I'm gonna contact Ryan . My wedding will be taking place in Peterborough instead of Toronto . This change just occurred a few days ago so I need to find vendors closer to Peterborough to minimize travel fees. Oshawa is very close
I would've loved to have one, especially since we are planning the wedding from a distance (living in Calgary, getting married in Ottawa/Gatineau) - but we are trying to keep the overall costs down, so we won't be going with one.
We aren't using one. It's not in the budget and I think things will flow just fine on their own. Our wedding is only 4 hours long. Our DJ is also our MC, he had us fill out a package that lists everything we want to do and at specific times (shoe game, he has a giant dice block that guests roll for a B&G kiss, also songs we do/do not want played). He is attending the rehearsal and just generally taking on a big role and I'm feeling very relieved that he's been so great overall. I think this eliminates our need for a day-of planner. Ryan @ Pump it Entertainment DJ Service (in Oshawa, Ontario).
I did not but I would have loved one, if the budget had allowed I absolutely would have. They take so much stress and uncertainty out of the wedding planning process as well as the day of. They can even help you stay on budget! Here's an article you might like about how wedding planners work with you.