February 10, 2012

You’re Engaged! Now What? Part 3 of 30: Wedding Planners Are Smart—and Romantic!

A good wedding planner costs a lot but saves even more. And we’re not just talking about money!

You're Engaged!

Once you’re engaged, we recommend that you talk with local wedding planners and get a sense about whether a planner would work for you. Wedding planners are the absolute experts. And like any expert, you must pay for their expertise. They will assemble the right package of services for your wedding, select the best vendors for those services, secure discounts for you on every service and make sure that your wedding day will be memorable for all the right reasons.

Best of all, a professional wedding planner can save your romance!  Face it—pricing chair cover options and deciding the exact make-up of the 120 dozen cookies that you need are not the most romantic parts of your wedding. In fact, when you add up all these “little” tasks, with their associated quotes, confirmations, payments, delivery schedules and checking to see that what you paid for is what you got, the romance of the day can easily get buried. Romance might be the last word you think of on your wedding day—because the planning effort  and level of detail might just have sucked it all out of you. If you are a natural detail person and love this kind of thing, then go for it—you probably wouldn’t want a planner involved. Otherwise, consider your options—meet with a few planners and look closely to see if a professional wedding planner would be a good fit for your wedding.

Copyright 2012 OvationImages.com, may not be reproduced in any form. These articles condense and combine all that our brides have shared with us over the years. OvationImages.com is Pittsburgh’s source for elite wedding photography:  2012 Pick: The Knot Best of Weddings, and  2012 Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice.