Congratulations on your engagement! Or maybe your daughter/son, sister/bestie just got engaged. Either way, you or someone you know may be getting married soon and you should probably know a few things about wedding planning before you (or they) dive in.
Everyone knows a little bit about weddings. You've attended weddings, helped someone out with their wedding or watched enough episodes of Say Yes to the Dress to know what's up.
The problem is, planning a wedding is a very long process and a lot can happen between the engagement and the honeymoon. Life gets complicated, family & friends get emotionally involved and stress levels start to rise.
Why wouldn't you want to hire some professional help? It's probably because you have some misconceptions about hiring a wedding planner.
Here are some of the most common myths about wedding planning.
MYTH #1: WEDDING PLANNERS ARE EXPENSIVE! Most people think the cost of a wedding planner is out of their reach. If you really start doing some research, though, you'll find that many couples hire wedding planners because they are in fact, usually very reasonable.
Most planners offer different levels of service to match your needs and budget: Full or partial planning, month-of or day-of coordination, setup and styling, and virtual planning are the most common services. These services often range from $400 to $5,000 and up, with the average being $1500 in 2019, according to WeddingWire.com. It all depends on the size of your wedding and the level of services you'll be needing.
At first you may think "Wow, that IS expensive", but let's put things in perspective:
Myth #2: IF I HAVE PLENTY OF HELP I CAN PLAN MY OWN WEDDING Of course you can, but don't! You've probably heard people say "You wouldn't try to be your own dentist", well there's a lot of truth to that.
Sure, you can re-invent the wheel and DIY it until you're dreaming of checklists every night. But, if you like to sleep at night, hire some help! Again, let's put things in perspective:
MYTH #3: A PLANNER WILL TRY TO TAKE OVER MY PLANS Planners don't want to take over. We want to help streamline the process for you and offer help where you need it. We want you to have an amazing wedding. That means...
We hope you'll do yourself a favor and let a planner take some of the stress away so you can remember it being the best day of your life.
Dulce Events is a full-service wedding planning team located in Tallahassee, Florida.
Contact us if you'd like more information about our services.
Photos by Katie Harp Clem Emma Matthews
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Hi! I'm Dania, founder of Dulce Events. I've been planning events for over 20 years. Originally from Miami, I now call North Florida home, where we've lived for over 15 years. I love weddings and themed events and have a non-stop passion for creating and organizing. Glad you're visiting our page!