The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Wedding Planner

Planning a wedding is exhausting. You’ve got to deal with money, family, while trying to figure out the rest of your life with your significant other. It can make your head spin, which is why you might be considering hiring a wedding planner to help you out. There are a lot of pros and cons to consider though before you get one to make sure your experience is a good one.


New Ideas

A wedding planner takes control of your wedding, and to do that, they offer up tons of new ideas that can really enhance your overall wedding experience. If you’re not up to date on styles and options, this is especially helpful when it comes to getting you the look you’d like. The inside knowledge that wedding planners have to offer is especially noteworthy!

Inside Information

Wedding planners not only know all the styles you’re looking for, but they also have all the knowledge of the industry already at hand. That means they can get you the “in” for discounts or products that you might not be able to get on your own.

Not My Problem!

Someone else has control of your wedding when you hire a wedding planner, and if that’s okay with you, it’s great that you don’t have to handle everything yourself. This means that is there’s a problem, you’re not the one who needs to fix it! In the end, this will relieve a lot of unnecessary stress on your part. You can always monitor from your Gala Pal account.


Lack of Control

It’s admittedly tough to relinquish control of your big day. If you know everything and want to do everything, it’s best just to handle it all yourself. This will ensure your wedding will be more personal too, since weddings planned by others don’t necessarily have that personal flair, and may even make you feel a little detached. Part of the fun can be in the planning after all! If you still want to have a planner, but still want control, Gala Pal is a great way to collaborate. 😉

More Expense

You’re already paying a lot for your wedding, but now you’ve got to pay for a wedding planner too? On top of that, the ideas your planner might introduce you to can end up being unnecessary expenses, especially if you wouldn’t have done them on your own anyway.

A Connection

You’ve found the love of your life, but it might be just as difficult to find a wedding planner you get along with too! Of course your wedding will be amazing no matter what you do, but you don’t want the extra stress of dealing with someone you don’t necessarily like when it comes to your wedding. If you’re going to pay for a wedding planner, make sure you get along!


You might be thinking about hiring a wedding planner to help your wedding move along smoothly, but before you do, consider both the pros and the cons. Your wedding should be one of the most memorable days of your life, and if a wedding planner can help make it great, find one that’ll work wonderfully for you. Be sure to consider all your options before you get started on that planning!

Author bio:
Elena is a passionate wedding planner and loves extreme travel adventures. When she’s not working or travelling, you’ll see her in her kitchen baking her favorite red velvet cake. She’s working as senior wedding planner for WedOurWay.

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