Wedding Planning: Why I Broke Down & Hired a Wedding Planner!

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I’d never thought I’d be one of those brides that freaks out over her wedding. Honestly, I am, but not in the bridezilla kind of way. I’m not obsessed with getting my “perfect” wedding with every detail exactly the way I wish. In fact, planning my wedding has been the exact opposite of enjoyable. I find it totally overwhelming, confusing, & frustrating. I don’t think it’s fun to plan a wedding AT ALL. I’m at a loss as to what is needed for all the details of a wedding. Believe me, there were many times that I wanted to just throw my hands up in the air and elope. I had numerous crying breakdowns because I just felt helpless & like this wedding was going to be the death of me. Okay, a little dramatic. But for my personality: perfectionist, NOT wanting to be the center of attention, & liking things on a set schedule, I just couldn’t handle everything on my own. So I broke down (again), and decided to get a wedding planner.

For those of you with similar personalities as me, I recommend a wedding planner. My planner: Hitched By Heather. First, we had a phone conversation to discuss how much of her consulting I would need. We settled on the Month-Of-Coordinator Package, with Hourly Services as needed (A.K.A. when I realize I have no idea how to do something or need some extra help). We had our first meeting the other day at our venue. Let me just say, she is beyond beautiful! She had on Hunter Boots, an adorable outfit, & perfect makeup. Girl after my own heart! She gave me a gift, pictured above, which was so sweet of her! We then went through most of the details for our wedding, from the ceremony, reception, cocktail hours, & whether I wanted a harpist to play at the wedding. So many things I never would have thought of on my own, & little things I didn’t know we could do.

Finally, she made me feel so much at ease! I’m actually getting excited for the wedding! She said I can call/text/email whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed or just need some advice as to what would work & what wouldn’t. I feel like I can breathe now. There definitely isn’t as much pressure on me, which was part of my difficulty.

I honestly never thought I’d be a bride with a wedding planner. I thought I could do everything on my own, or with help from my family. But there just aren’t enough hours in the day for one person to get everything done! I feel much better with a team of professionals who know what they are doing. If you have the means, please get a wedding planner. Trust me, your sanity will thank you!

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2 thoughts on “Wedding Planning: Why I Broke Down & Hired a Wedding Planner!

  1. Honestly, the first thing I’ve recommended to my friends who get engaged is that they not try to do everything themselves. Reaching out to get help so that you can enjoy your day is practically a wedding gift to yourself! (The second thing I recommend is that you put someone in charge of making sure you eat the day of…)

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