Approximately zero people will be surprised thatThe Wedding Planneris one of my favorite movies.
Wedding planningis hard work.Anyone who tells you otherwise probably either eloped,had less than 20 wedding guests,or hasn't planned a wedding.Sure,there are all the fun Pinterest boards and the picking of wedding colors,but there's also managing a substantial budget on a limited timeframe and negotiating contracts with people who maybe don't have your best interests in mind.Not sure if you're cut out for the job?Here are three signs you should seek some outside help.
- You Have a High-Pressure Full-Time Job
If you're totally burned out after your 9 to 5,you're not going to have the energy to get on the phone with your photographer or review your florist's inspiration pics.And you're only going to get more stressed as your wedding date approaches.
- You Don't Want to Read the Fine Print
Every wedding vendor you hire is going to hand you a dozen pages of fine print.Unless you really dig reading legal copy,you're probably going to skim it and sign on the dotted line,which is a bad idea on SO many levels.You don't want to find out on your wedding day that you OK'd the caterer to swap frozen fish sticks for fresh filet of cod,after all.
- You Need a Mediator
Your father-in-law is INSISTING on round tables at the reception while you mom won't accept anything less than three Bible readings for the ceremony.If you don't feel like fighting petty battles,it's helpful to have an expert who can step in on your behalf.
Would you hire a wedding planner?Did you skip the wedding planner but wish you had one as the day drew closer?
We didn't hire one,but only because my mom is the most Type A person on the planet.There's no chance we could have pulled off a wedding 100 miles away without her in charge of all the boring stuff.