Choosing Not to Use a Wedding Planner Like Bride-to-be Katrina Bowden May Result in Overwhelming Stress, says

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Wedding without a wedding planner requires more work but it is very possible

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A wedding sans the wedding planner is not unheard of, but may lead to added stress and delays during the wedding planning process, reports Even celebrities that opt to forego handing the reigns over to a wedding planner admit to difficulties in planning their special day.

Actress Katrina Bowden is a perfect case in point. The 24-year-old 30 Rock actress told PEOPLE in an interview that she has been planning her eventual wedding to Ben Jorgenson, admitting she does not have a wedding planner and is stressed out. For whatever reason -- whether it is a lack of financial ability or just a personal choice -- many brides choose not to hire a planner, instead shouldering all the responsibilities of the day themselves. experts agree that a wedding planner does not necessarily make or break a wedding celebration although not having one will likely entail more work for the bride and groom.

“Having a wedding planner is ideal because someone else can do the legwork for you. Then again, it is absolutely possible to plan the wedding yourself,” said Brett Reynolds, CEO of “If couples choose not to utilize a wedding planner, they should at least consider booking a day-of coordinator. It is inevitable that not everything will go according to plan and a day-of coordinator will handle any issues that arise while allowing the bride and groom to enjoy their special day.”

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