5 Things you need to know if you don’t have a wedding planner

5 Things you need to know if you don’t have a wedding planner

With dozens of decisions to make before a wedding, you may think that all the planning leading up to the event is stressful. Therefore, most couples hire a wedding planner to help coordinate the event. However, wedding planners are costly and roughly charge 3% of the entire event’s cost. Therefore, if you are on a tight budget, here are some tips to help you plan your wedding without a wedding planner.

Hire a professional on a limited basis – Hire a professional for the initial planning phase of your wedding and receive discounts, DIY recommendations, and ideas that most people will never consider.

When going DIY, know where to start – When managing your budget, the first place to start is your guest list. Cutting the guest list down is a good way to save money and stay within your budget.

Think before hiring family and friends – Close family or friends may lack objectivity and not be able to handle a problem smoothly.

Tackle the basics – The couple should sit down and create a timeline leading up to the wedding and have a general idea of what type of wedding they want. Clarifying these areas will help when booking vendors or venues and help the couple make fast decisions.

Wedding planning book – A wedding planning book will help the couple stay on top of invoices, receipts, contracts and track costs.