Post # 32
I’m sorry you’re going through this. Wedding planning is indeed expensive and adds up quickly!
Like other posters, I agree that I would talk with the planner, and if she can’t help get back under budget, I’d fire her. She’s supposed to lower your stress– not add to it. I’d also tell her that I’m not interested in hiring any of her friends (since it seems suspicious that she’s trying to get you to hire friends instead of looking out for your budget).
Have you spoken to her?
Post # 33
First of all the price for the wedding planner is way too much considering the budget. This planner also manipulated you into paying for a very expensive photographer!! Sounds like all the problems are due to the planner and maybe it was a mistake to hire one in the first place??
Post # 34
@MUAbride2be: I like option C.
It’s your money. YOU decide where it goes. Not your wedding planner. Remember, she’s in the business of making money off your wedding.
Post # 36
hey all. I spoke to the planner today, and was the most upfront, and direct that I knew how to be, I told her that we must scale way back on everything. The ORIGINAL budget that was told to her needs to be met,INCLUDING her fee as my coordinator needs to be factored I’m as well, as, before my conversation with her today, it was NOT being factored in. So, she assured me that this will be no problem, and it HARDLY seemed to ruffle her feathers, which makes me feel confident that she feels like she can deliver on these needs that I have. So, I will see what happens…I feel like in the upcoming weeks, it will become clearer rather quickly whether or not this conversation and these promises come into fruition…
Post # 37
@MUAbride2be: If you break up with your wedding planner will you get any money back? How much have you already paid her? If you only want to spend 15-18k, having a $3600 wedding planner is a big chunk of the budget.
Post # 38
@cmbr: I’ve paid her like $1900 so far…
Post # 39
@MUAbride2be: Does your contract with her say what would happen if you were to fire her at this point? Would you owe her the remaining money? Honestly, I would probably take the $1900 hit at this point and cut your losses.