Are Wedding Packages Worth It?
Do you think about a blissful beach wedding in the Dominican Republic or Costa Rica with a few of your closest friends? Then a wedding package might be just the thing for a stress-free “Pura Vida” wedding.
But if you love the details and want to be involved in selecting each vendor for your wedding, then a package may not allow you to be as creative as you would like to be.
What is the value?
A wedding package could be just the ticket if you are looking for ease in planning and are not interested in researching, contacting, and contracting with each vendor. If your venue offers a package and you are comfortable with their style and level of service, this can reduce a lot of leg work and relieve your stress. Sites who offer packages have done most of the work for you and work with a consistent list of vendors, so it is in the vendor’s best interest to do a great job because of the repeat business and relationship they have with the venue. Also, sites want to partner with reliable vendors as their performance can reflect positively or negatively on the venue.
Often the only decision to make will be between Packages A, B, and C and voilà! You show up and walk down the aisle.
Is It Right For Everyone?
However, if you want to be in the thick of the planning and enjoy the process, then a package might not work for you. When personally selecting your vendors, you have the opportunity to meet with them to be sure they can meet your vision, budget, and style. You can discuss any special touches that you have been dreaming about incorporating, whether it is a flower that holds a special place in your heart or a funky wedding cake design. Finding the perfect vendor to fit your wish list can be fun to find and then enjoy on your wedding day.
So, if making a few critical decisions and releasing control is how you want to plan your wedding, a package can be a great route to happiness.
If you like the details and want to be sure to have your stamp on each element, finding your own vendors and seeing your plan through to your wedding day will be fulfilling and fun.
About the author: Milestone Events Group is Northern California’s most experienced Wine Country Wedding Experts & largest event management company providing site selection services to multiple locations throughout Sonoma County. Over the past 6 years Milestone has helped hundreds of couples simplify the venue selection process by providing clarity, predictability and ultimately confidence for clients who work with them to evaluate wineries, ranches, and other locations for their private events.
After the venue selection process is complete, Milestone is also available to help produce events in a stress reduced and highly professional manner. www.MilestoneEventsGroup.com