(Closed) For those of you who have/are hiring a wedding planner…

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t know what is typical in this situation because my DOC is a friend from high school.  But, it sounds kind of weird to me.  You have to pay her to decide if you’re hiring her?  That would kind of put me off.

Post # 5
494 posts
Helper bee

We are hiring a wedding planner and we met with several and did not have to pay anything for any of them. That seems really rediculous. That would be like a bridal salon charging you to try on dresses. I would not pay a consultation fee but thats just me. If you met with several planners you would be broke.

Post # 6
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

None of the planners I wanted to use in Canada charged to meet with them.  That sounds pretty odd.  I would ask if they’ll waive the fee and if they say no I wouldn’t meet with them at all.

Post # 7
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We hired a DOC, who also does full-on wedding planning, and she definitely didn’t charge to meet with her.  She charges one big fee, and then we have several meetings included in that (NOT including the initial consultation).  That’s pretty strange (and off-putting) that your potential planner charges for the initial meeting.  I’d be tempted to look elsewhere, unless you’ve heard really good things. 

Post # 8
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We were NOT charged to meet with prospective coordinators.  

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