Wedding Questions

Wedding Planners or Plan Yourself?

Posted in Folly Beach, SC, USA
Emptyprofileicon Amy Bailey Asheville, NC, USA

My wedding is a ways away but I know time can fly so I'm wondering if I should go with the local wedding planners or try and plan it myself. Need to save $ but want a great wedding.

8 Replies

Emptyprofileicon Tiffany Lippincott

I had my wedding in May on Folly Beach. We used an event planner and it went so smoothly, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Shoot me an email at [email protected] and I will give you all of their information! Thanks!


Emptyprofileicon Katie Elliott

I didn't hire anyone to plan/coordinate my wedding and it went extremely well. I'm sure it would've been easier to hand the job off to someone else, but I couldn't be happier with how ours turned out. You can definitely make it happen without one, it just depends if it's a priority in your budget.


Emptyprofileicon Amy Bailey Asheville, NC, USA

T.m. I did sent you an email to get some insight on who would be good to go with.

Katie, thanks for your input. I live in Tennessee so allowing someone else to do it seems like a good idea but the budget is important too and since I'm going back on Labor Day, I'm thinking of checking around at different vendors for pricing in case I do it myself. I wanted to get some feedback from others so I'd have something to go on. Thanks guys!!!!


Emptyprofileicon Katie Lockwood Folly Beach, SC, USA

Our wedding is in three weeks and I've done everything myself or with my family's help. I would say it depends on how much free time you have and how resourceful you are. A planner definitely was not in our budget so I think it comes down to if you can afford it/think you can do it yourself without too much stress. If you have any specific questions just send me an email at [email protected] and I'll be more than happy to give you more details.


203604 peter kiral


If you need musicians for the ceremony or a DJ I can help you with. I know also great photographers,hair an make up stylists here in Charleston because of my wife Alena Fede-a bridal designer and cool officiants as well. My friend is a vine dealer and owner of restaurant, so I can help you with alcohol and food as well. You can contact me via email [email protected] or cellphone 843 270 7158. This is my website
Good luck with everything,


Emptyprofileicon Alba Henderson

Hi, congratulations on your upcoming wedding and you have asked a very important question...we just posted an article on our blog...that might seem helpful along with a few other articles....please feel free to visit us at for some helpful do-it-yourself ideas...

We wish you both the very best.
Alba and Maureen
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Emptyprofileicon Chelsea Manders Charleston, SC, USA

I would get a wedding planner. Candice at YOJ has truly been amazing to work with! I would definitely get one at least day-of. I'm a DIY type person, but found Candice to be such a help, especially because my wedding is destination. She does day-of service as well. Have a fab day! Mine is a couple weeks away.... yay.


Emptyprofileicon Sofia Wigfall

In my opinion, you should do most of it yourself to be cost savvy and get a wedding planner for certain things pertaining to your wedding. For example, directing and decorating the wedding. My wedding is May 4, 2013 and I've already started doing some things on my own but will be meeting a wedding planner next week to discuss what she will be doing for me.


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