One of the most overlooked and misunderstood money saving tactics for your wedding is to hire a wedding planner. When your wedding budget is already stretched thin, it hardly makes sense to add another line to your budget to have somebody coordinate something you can handle on your own. However, what many couples don’t know is that working with a wedding planner can actually save you a significant amount of money — and at the same time take away the stresses that go along with planning a wedding, so you can focus on the fun part!
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Technology makes it very easy for a bride to plan a wedding in today’s world. Advice and tips are readily available and inspiration can be found everywhere you look. But wedding planners have a little something up their sleeves that can take your ideas to the next level: connections. They work with wedding professionals on a daily basis and have insider knowledge on finding the best bang for your buck. Their resources are abundant, which means that if you have your heart set on those flowers that are out of season, or favors that are out of stock, your wedding planner could have the means to deliver them— and at a lower cost.
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For many brides, planning a wedding becomes a part time job. A year long engagement could result in endless hours of time spent preparing for the big day. Whether you are already working a full time and part time job to pay for your dream wedding—or you just value your time, a wedding planner can help. Being a wedding professional, planners have the tools and resources to deliver the results you are looking for. Additionally, they have the knowledge to help you narrow down choices when you are having trouble making a decision and will be able to recommend options you may have overlooked. They say time is money— make sure you spend yours efficiently!
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If you have created a budget for your wedding, there is no better person to help you stick to it than your wedding planner. Their expertise will advise you on where people tend to overspend and where you can find the best deals without breaking the bank. They offer perspective and work with you to determine the aspects of your wedding that are most important to you and then work for you to make it happen. Part of their job is to ensure that you don’t spend more than you afford— having them on board seems like a no brainer!
We hope you have enjoyed this money saving series! Don’t forget to check out our other great tips!