I know everyone has a budget, and that’s fine and practical! But, as with any financial decision in life, know what your budget will get you and set your expectations realistically.
I’m letting Stephanie Padovani write my blog this week. She shares tips you rarely see in the media. (Yes, there are some bridal horror stories out there – they make for wonderful ‘reality’ shows and headlines – but most of my colleagues in this industry are pretty amazing!) I have also seen some pretty incredible DIY weddings, so this doesn’t mean it can’t be done!
Even if you don’t hire a planner for your full event, planners often offer ‘day of’ wedding coordination to help ease the stress, or hourly consultations for the bride and groom planning their own, but needing a little guidance along the way. My talented friend Cathy MacRae of Creative Weddings explains it all in her service descriptions.