Hire a wedding planner. No, seriously, I know you think I’m just trying to get you to hire me – which you absolutely can –
A challenge that virtually every couple faces as they start planning a wedding is answering the question that almost every potential vendor asks: “What is your budget?”
It’s frustrating for engaged couples, who have never planned a wedding before and therefore don’t have any idea how much things should cost. It’s frustrating for wedding pros who get inquiries with numbers that are far too low for our products and services.
So I thought I’d give it to you straight.
Lately, I’ve seen a trend of venues and other vendors who are not wedding planners offering “day-of-coordination” as an inexpensive add-on to their packages or even including it at no charge. This seems like a big bonus to engaged couples, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be?
Here are five reasons why you should think twice before working with a coordinator from any wedding vendor other than a wedding planner.
Are you in over your head with wedding planning? Is all the stress of planning a wedding really getting to you? Would it help to
Weddings Are No Exception to the Gendered Division of Emotional and Meta Labor
It should come as no surprise that emotional labor is part of every wedding. Weddings are centered around living up to social expectations, managing people’s feelings, and making people comfortable. I’m sure you’ve already reached the not-at-all-shocking conclusion that women are doing the majority of the emotional labor for weddings, just as in everyday work and home life.
Sick of spending all your free time scouring internet forums for the wedding planning advice you need?
Stressing about wedding day logistics and who will handle them when you can’t do it yourself?
Wish you could work with a professional wedding planner but it’s out of budget?
Then you need a Choose Your Own Wedding planning subscription.