With all the details and dotted lines surrounding a wedding day, it’s easy to see why wedding planners have been used over the years. With everything going on inside a bride’s head, does she really have time to make sure her future mother-in-law is equipped with the correctly colored tussy mussy? Or is it simply an unnecessary fussy?
Of course while some wedding planners have proven to be their bride’s greatest ally, it seems as though they could be be next in line for the endangered species list. At least from my experience, of all the weddings I’ve been to and brides I’ve know, I can only think of a handful that required their services. Nowadays, couples - armed with instant online intelligence and overly helpful friends and family members - can empower themselves with greater ease. They can “Google” and file share it. They can order and overnight it. They can even question and understand it… all with the click of a button and without leaving the comfort of their own home.
Don’t get me wrong; I loved J. Lo just as much as the next guy when she kicked bridal booty in The Wedding Planner, but does that mean I’d hire her to do work I’m capable of accomplishing myself for a super-sized fee? Eh, probably not. Like most brides, I have a limited budget and hideous economy to work with, and I’m more than happy to give up the help of a woman (or man) for a the love of killer pair of vintage stilettos and several, extra guests.
But I’m curious to see how many people used / are using / will use a wedding planner AND how many enjoyed or are enjoying their experience?
11 Comments May 15, 2009