Post # 1
Hi everyone, I’m in need of help again. I am wondering weather to fire my current wedding planner or not. She is my second. I am getting married in a different state than where I currently reside. I thought it would be a better idea to have someone who is there to do all of the run around for me, but I find that I am getting very exhausted following up with her and she seems to be another person I have to add to the list of updating on wedding plan progress versus HER UPDATING ME? She is young and fairly new in the business. The truth of the matter is I wouldn’t need her if I was living in the state. She doesn’t hunt for bargins and gives me the first price she finds. egs. 300 per centerpiece? I am going to have about 10 tables and that does not include the party’s flowers. Isn’t that crazy?
Post # 3
how much would you be losing if you fired her? can you afford that in your budget?
will you be going it alone ro would you hire a replacement?
perhaps, so you don’t lose money, she could be your director instead of planner. that way the money you have paid is going toward something and not a waste…
Post # 4
I am paying her a total of 1000 – is that a lot? She has gotten 1/3 of that so far? I fired a planner before due to the same reasons, so I guess I’m trying to be more patient with this one. IDK IDK
Post # 5
$1000 might be a reputable day-of coordinator, but not a full wedding planner. Either she’s giving you a deal because she’s new and really wants the experience or she’s giving you a deal because she didn’t know any better and got in over her head.
I just had to decline an event yesterday…my very first time doing that…and it was tough. But I knew it was more than I was capable of at the moment. Sounds like she should have done the same thing.
Post # 6
What does the contract cover? As Angel mentioned, $1000 sounds like a fairly low rate for a full-on planner. Perhaps she thinks she’s more of a director/coordinator hence the disconnect between your expectations and the services delivered? Alternately, perhaps she’s too new to know what to do/how to handle or has taken on too many clients.