In the beginning, when I realized that weddings were freakin’ expensive, I never thought that I would consider having any sort of wedding planner. Not because I wouldn’t want one, but I thought it would be a luxury that I couldn’t afford.
Well, one of my vendors sort of pitched it to me, and I started to consider the possibility of hiring a day-of planner. Not someone to pick out flowers with me, but someone to be there on the big day to make sure the unthinkable was avoided. I’m not even sure what that is, but basically someone to deal with catastrophes. To make sure that the important people (us, and my family) were relaxed and enjoying the day.
On Monday I met with the company that this vendor recommended to me. While I’m sure that there services are great and everything, their prices are way out of our budget. I just don’t have $1,500 of wiggle room. Unfortunately.
So, unfortunately, I’ve realized that I was right and that I can’t afford it, but I’m worried that it might not be as much of a luxury as I originally thought. Maybe I need someone to make it all come together.
I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out alternative ways to make this happen. I remember reading on a blog a long time ago about two couples who switched off and did this for each others’ weddings. That seems like a good idea. I can’t think of who that would be for me (but if you’re reading this and it’s you, let me know!) but it sounds like a good idea, right?
I know that most people usually just have friends and relatives helping and making sure that everything runs smoothly, which is probably what will happen for me. I just don’t want to have one person, a guest at my wedding, who feels like the burden has fallen on them and doesn’t enjoy themselves.
Then I thought that maybe I could find someone, like a friend of a friend, or just someone who wouldn’t already be at my wedding, who wanted to go into wedding planning or events (or just liked weddings!), and pay them like $200 bucks to be my go-to person on the day. I mean, even if one of my friends wanted to do it, I would be fine with that. If you’re reading this and thinking “Wow, I know that person!” or “Wow, I AM that person!” Please let me know. Two hundred bucks isn’t bad for a days’ work, right? Or if you wanted to do it for me in the form of a wedding present, I’d be cool with that too, haha.
If your reading this and you’re already married, did you have a day-of person? Did you not? Did you regret it? Am I going to regret it? All thoughts are welcome, as always.