YES!! I 100% recommend having a wedding planner. Wedding planning seems like it’s going to be so much fun…. until you actually start planning it. Then you realize how much work it really is.
Wedding planners are worth every penny. If the budget just won’t allow for it, at least try for a day-of coordinator. You don’t need everyone asking you where things are or when someone is showing up while you’re trying to get ready or doing portraits.
Not only do coordinators keep everything running like a well oiled machine, they also know the best vendors to choose. Some planners may even have special rates negotiated with other vendors that enjoy working with them.
To be a little selfish, planners make my job as the photographer run much more smoothly. I can’t count the number of boutonnieres I’ve pinned on in my life because there isn’t a planner there to do it and really, who actually knows how to pin on one of those things? Not really an everyday skill.
For most brides, this is the first wedding you’ve planned. Why not take advantage of all the experience planners have under their belt?