(Closed) How much did you pay for your wedding planner?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hi There!!

We have narrowed it down to 2 wedding planners. One is charging us $550 & the other $650. Both are considered “full planning & day-of coordination”.

Oooh & if you’re on a budget, consider looking for free-lance planners or those that are just coming into the wedding planning market- they are usually less expensive & really personable!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@Claireleann: so if you dont mind me asking for that price are you getting just DOC or are you getting full planning where they set up & attend all vendor meetings on top of DOC services?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The big name in town, whose weddings are always featured in magazines and blogs, has a few diferent packages, from a $15,000 packages to a $1,000 “design only” package for a DIYer. 

For the most part, it seems as though $3,000-$5,500 is “normal” for FULL planning by other names (who also get their weddings in magazines and in blogs.

The not-as-well-known planners are about $1,700-$3,000 for partial planning. 

 

DOC services seem to be $750-1,000.

I’m in Charlottesville, VA (central Virginia, 2 hours south of Washington, DC).

Post # 6
Hostess
4663 posts
Honey bee

Where I’m from I’m looking at about $350-$500 for a DOC and $1500+ for a full coordinator.

Post # 7
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19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My full time wedding planner is getting 10% of the final cost

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are only having a DOC, but I did research planners and where I live planning packages range from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on how in-depth you want them to go. DOC services range from about $500 to $1,500 but we are getting a helluva deal and will be paying about $200 for 8 hours. 🙂

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@College: Sorry it took me a while to respond! But yes, that is full coordination services & Day-of as well- really good deal compared to a few others we interviewed (anywhere from $800 – $1300)!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We brought a planner on for the whole process, from when we got engaged all the way through the wedding day.  But it’s not her “full” wedding planning package, i.e., I am still doing some stuff (only the stuff I actually want to do!) on my own.  I think it was $3500.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

i did not have a wedding planner OR a DOC coordinator, but i know that at a couple of the places i looked at, they were charging about 5k for concept, design, execution, setting up, tearing down, etc.

it seemed crazy expensive to me! i DIYed it, and am so happy i did.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are paying ours $40 an hour.  This means for the day of it will cost about $600.  We are also using her for our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and some pre-planning.  The best thing about her is that she bills us AFTER the wedding and we have six months to pay.  Love that!

Post # 13
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91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

there is a coordinator that is on site that is included in the price of renting out the ballroom where I am getting married!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

We have a partial planner + DOC for $1,200. Fiance and I get stressed very easily, so we don’t want to have anything worry about on our wedding day. In the meantime, she is helping us find the best vendors for the lowest prices, and keeps revealing skills that will help us save more money/stress (such as making all the bouquets!) Also very good at helping with the creative side of things. Worth every penny.

Post # 15
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594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

FULL Coordinator for $700. She is also putting together my centerpieces, and overseeing setup. She is also hand making my bouts and Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets.

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I paid about $2600 for a full coordination wedding coordinator in Dallas/Ft. Worth. From the research I did in my area, I think this was a very competitive price b/c I know of people spending well over 5k. I thought her pricing was a little low and I dind’t know if that was a red flag, but she came as a referral from a friend…so, I thought it was safe.

However, I’m so into the details that I played the lead role with all my planning.  So, if you aren’t into the details or just don’t have the time, then hiring a Wedding Coordinator for full coordination might work out well.  But, knowing what I now know (my wedding was last summer), I would have been much better with a Month of Wedding Coordinator.

I’d be happy to answer anyone’s ?s since I already went through the lovely planning process 🙂

 

 

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