advice needed

posted 3 years ago in Dallas
Post # 3
13 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

@kimhaw:  is it too late to hire a new wedding planner? Maybe a day of coordinator? That’s what I would do. It will cost way less than paying your current planner to do something that shold already be part of her job.   This wedding planner sounds like a real piece of work. You shouldn’t have to pay extra for set up and centerpiece placement. You are the bride and should be able to enjoy the day with your family. A good wedding planner would go above and beyond to help make your wedding day the day of your dreams—- and not leave you hanging like this. 

Post # 5
176 posts
Blushing bee

@kimhaw:  If you owe her half her fee for the planning now, see if you can find another wedding planner whois willing to do everything and at a decent price? You might be able to cut your losses and not lose too much. $4,000 for everything sounds like a lot with her, but I’m not sure of prices! Good luck 🙂

Post # 6
1 posts
  • Wedding: July 1993

It is one thing to actually design an arrangment VS hanging, placing, etc centerpieces or decor.  But if the planner is just waiting around for vendors, marking off the checklist,  what else is she doing with her time?  Lend  helping hand> nothing like going the extra mile.



Post # 7
251 posts
Helper bee

Oh my gosh girl I literally just hit my forehead with my palm and said…yup she’s got you on this. I feel like I should just put it out there and say that I am in the wedding industry. First of all, in my professional opinion you should not pay the $1950 and I’m pretty floored that this wasn’t clearly articulated verbally by your planner and backed up in the contract. What you need is a fabulous stylist friend, think who do you have that you can call on in a pinch? This is set up this is not design planning and implementation. I just did a quick search and there is a gal by the name of Shawna Marie who does event styling in the DFW area and per her website it says she charges $75 an hour. Her business is Event Styling By Shawna Marie. Do some research, jump on the phone, YOU CAN DO THIS. 

Just so the mods don’t come after me, this isn’t me…as you can see my name is Phebe! lol.

Goodluck girl, let us know what we all can do here. I know it seems crazy but sometimes you have to trust that there are wonderful vendors out there who do just this kind of thing.



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