Should You Hire a Wedding Planner to Plan Your Big Day?
It depends on your circumstances. Here are the pros and cons.
When Tessa Shoup and Jack Lingo began planning their October 2013 wedding, Shoup knew from the start that she’d hire a planner. “I wanted everyone to enjoy themselves and have a great time,” says the Lewes resident. “I didn’t want anyone to have to deal with last-minute details or issues.”
Working with Peggy Burgess of Memorable Events by Peggy in Odessa has been a positive experience for Shoup. “Due to my busy work schedule and other planned events, having Peggy as my wedding planner has eased my stress level,” she says.
Like Shoup, many brides-to-be opt for a planner to reduce anxiety. Many also want expert opinions. “Most people are novices at this—and that’s a good thing,” says Coleen Fitzpatrick of Kennett Square-based Flourish Designs Unlimited, a florist and event planner. “They’re not Elizabeth Taylor and haven’t been married 12 times.”
Hiring a planner can save time and money. But there are occasions when it might not be necessary.
If you’re considering a planner, do your homework to find the best match. You’re going to be spending a lot of time with this person.