Typical Wedding Planner Duties
A wedding planner is typically someone who provides a variety of planning services — coordination + event management + design. Each planner is going to offer packages or services that are tailored to their strengths as well as meeting an industry standard of service. A Wedding Planner is really the ‘umbrella term’ for all the other services we’re going to break down for you here!
Who Should Hire a Wedding Planner?
Would it be too much if we said everyone?? Weddings are big investments, not just monetarily but emotionally and psychologically as well. When you invest money, emotion and more into a singular day/event we believe having some form of a wedding professional on your side, as a representative of you, the couple (not the venue, not just the design aesthetic) is a priority.
When to Book a Wedding Planner
ASAP. We believe as soon as you can book your planner (in whatever capacity you decide to) you’re going to get the most bang for your buck. Think of it as hiring a plumber halfway through a plumbing project - you’re probably going to save money booking them right off the bat versus trying to figure it out on your own then needing to call in the cavalry.
Price Ranges** for Wedding Planners
This is entirely dependant on the services they offer (see below for more specifics). If they’re offering just event management than that’s going to be drastically different than event management + planning services.
Our Thoughts on Wedding Planners
Obviously, we’re a little biased here… but we feel that if your budget allows a wedding planner is one of the best investments you can make for yourselves and your wedding day. We can’t stress the importance of finding a planner that you not only connect with but has the experience you can rely on. Within the world of wedding planning the price tags vary across a wide spectrum. Keep in mind if you look at 4 planners with similar offerings (keeping in mind no two planners offer exactly the same thing) and then a 5th whose pricing is drastically less, you need to question why that is.