Kelly Wallbank
Kelly Wallbank 9 Oct 2019

Me and my partner have been together 10 years and have 3 beautiful daughters we would love nothing more than to get married

Do you have to have a wedding planner or is it just easier

28 Comments
Kayleigh E Alman
Kayleigh E Alman 11 Oct 2019

I didn’t have one I just wrote everything down on paper. Pretty much the same

Julia Shepherd
Julia Shepherd 11 Oct 2019

You don't have to! Some venues come with a wedding coordinator. A planner is expensive and I guess only worth having if you don't have the time or inclination to plan your wedding. I haven't got one.

Beverley Farrand
Beverley Farrand 11 Oct 2019

I didnt have one, I had a little book I kept everything written in. I colourcoded tabs in the book. Save yourself money I had fantastic friends who helped along the way with making things that I had crazy ideas for. A wedding planner would have taken our fun away.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Oct 2019

You don't have to, it just makes it more expensive. You can do it yourself x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Oct 2019

I didnt bother, I loved planning! Get yourself a book or an app and work through it bit by bit! Congrats and enjoy!!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Oct 2019

I’ve not. I have spreadsheets to keep all information together and all the prices etc that we’ve paid and whats due xx

Emily Catling
Emily Catling 11 Oct 2019

Think it’s more of an American thing. Never really heard anyone use a wedding planner plus think they tend to use their own ppl so you’re more limited with vendors x

Karen Wernham
Karen Wernham 11 Oct 2019

i didnt want a planner, the excitement is about arranging it yourself and making sure everything went to plan, its more of an american thing and we involved both mums and gave them tasks to do.. also we were able to source good deals on things.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Oct 2019

Only time I know people here in the UK have one is when your getting married at hotel, they have an on hand wedding planner so you go over everything with them and they sort all the details for you for the day. Anywhere else it costs you extra to pay out for one and isn’t worth it. Just buy a wedding planning book which has everything in it for you that you’ll need

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Oct 2019

Why get someone to organise your wedding? It's your special day, so put your own unique stamp on it.

Sharon Lockyer
Sharon Lockyer 11 Oct 2019

I didn’t want a planner we wanted to do it ourselves so we could immerse ourselves in the whole experience xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Oct 2019

She could mean a wedding planning book also called a wedding planner? But if you mean someone to help plan/ organise/ help to book everything then you don't have to have one, easy enough to do yourself if you have a time line for the things/ people you want

Lindsay Meredith
Lindsay Meredith 11 Oct 2019

Kind of! My MIL and MOH helped me with lists and I made a spreadsheet with everything on from venue to brain waves.!

Ami Dixon-Smith
Ami Dixon-Smith 11 Oct 2019

I didn’t have one, I had an app on my phone. It was so much fun 🙂

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Oct 2019

I didnt have a wedding planner or a book or folder like lots of other people seemed to have, we wondered if we were missing something lol but no, our wedding turned out to be just as amazing as we had hoped. One of my good friends however had 2 wedding planners and everything they were involved in was a complete disaster, they didnt seem to have a clue on what they were doing 🤣 complete waste of money

Christina Branson
Christina Branson 11 Oct 2019

Nope not having one here. t would not be fun ether as I like to be able to look touch smell stuff myself. if someone was to do that for me how would l know its right.

Anna Rush
Anna Rush 11 Oct 2019

Its completely not necessary. A wedding app and s good old spreadsheet did me just fine!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Oct 2019

I have a folder and an app - I like stationery so spent quite a while looking for one I liked but a notebook would work fine too. I haven't got a wedding planner as a person, I can't see that someone else can email people any better than I can.

Kirsty Mason
Kirsty Mason 11 Oct 2019

The app Bridebook is great!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Oct 2019

I have a spread sheet..far too much of a control freak to let anyone else take over anyway..

Beth Whitaker
Beth Whitaker 11 Oct 2019

Wedding planning is so fun, just get some apps, magazines and a planner (I printed a free one) and you'll be fine 😁

Abi Owen
Abi Owen 11 Oct 2019

I sort of had a wedding planner - my mum! 😂 She wasn't in a position to help financially but her physical help was far more useful to me than what she could have bought! And she helped us alot where needed, helped make lots of things, but the majority we planned and sorted ourselves.

Sarah Foley
Sarah Foley 11 Oct 2019

We didn't have a wedding planner as such. We got married in a hotel, so the ceremony, wedding breakfast, and function was all in the same place, they had a co ordinator for weddings at the hotel, but we had a lot of personalisation and could plan the day as we wanted. If your budget allows I would highly recommend doing it all in one place as there is no wasted time traveling from venue to venue xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Oct 2019

I didn’t have one Caus I couldn’t afford it, doing it all again I would have made sure I had one. The stress is ridiculous

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Oct 2019

No planner... I'm a control-freak and a planoholic, so no way I was letting a stranger arrange our big day. That said it was pretty stressful; I lost 3kg in the fortnight leading up to the wedding just from stress. If you do decide to go it alone then OneNote is a very helpful tool.

Sarah Pollard
Sarah Pollard 11 Oct 2019

I didn’t have one , just all my friends pitched in .....
Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 12 Oct 2019

I wouldn’t advise having one because they literally take over they don’t listen to u

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 13 Oct 2019

We did practically everything ourselves and the only planner was at the wedding - prestwold hall - who looked after the food and knew the timings- but we told them what we wanted and had several meetings with them. X

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