Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful times for a bride. Additionally, hiring wedding planners can become very costly, so here are tips for you to keep in mind in order to save money and alleviate some of the pressure that comes with planning a wedding!!
It is crucial to be kind to your vendors. If you treat them kindly, they might consider you for special benefits. Never be afraid to ask for special pricing; you never know if you don’t ask! In addition, bring in tear sheets (even if it’s too expensive) because many times a planner can suggest cheaper alternatives that are similar. Lastly, keep in mind that the guarantee on the venue and catering can be a pitfall.
Some ways to save on planning include:
– – Hiring a planner for “day of” services only and having the planner get involved only five weeks in advance
– – Shorter lead time with the venue will usually get you a much better deal
– – Choose a planner with a la carte services, so you are only paying for the services you need and not those services you don’t need
– – Cut out the favors