Today seems to be all about the DIY bride!  Which is fine, to a certain extent.  I understand if this is the day you’ve been dreaming about since you were a little girl and your mom has always dreamed to help you plan it.  I find that most brides haven’t done this before and don’t really know what planning a wedding really entails.  The reason I do what I do is because I believe that you and your family and close friends should be enjoying the day not working it!  The day is special and should be enjoyed and remembered.  When you, as the bride, are running around getting things set up and contacting vendors left and right you have no time to relax and prepare for the long day.  Once again, I believe there are brides and mothers out there that can pull the décor, and details together but let someone else run the day of your wedding so you can enjoy it!  And don’t forget you may be very close with your mother but let’s be honest do you two really have the same taste?  That’s another good reason to have a non biased 3rd party, like a wedding planner to be the mediator.  So ask yourself, “to DIY or not to DIY?”