(Closed) How much did your wedding planner charge?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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Busy bee

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Sporty-Bee:  The one quote we recieved was $4500 for full-service planning.  We ended up going without a planner though.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I didnt’ have a wedding planner just a lot of people that helped! The prices on those wedding planners are ridiculous!  LOL I may go into the business! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I hired a day of coordinator and she charged $2,0000. She’s also my florist so she’ll be setting up and making sure everything is done.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

The wedding coordinator I looked into who did the whole 9 yards was $3,750.00.  Way too much but I did hire a day of coordinator which I highly recommend and that was $600 for 9 hours.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

In our city it’s  $1000 and then she will charge you 15% of the total cost of your wedding!!!!!! So say your venue… food. Cake… decor… drinks…transportation. .. eveeverything… add 15% to that total bill and it’s hers plus her $1000 fee. 

Didn’t even blink before we said f*** that lol

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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Sporty-Bee:  Everything turned out fine.  The caterer is the one that messed up.  He didn’t take the drinks but I think that was some miscommunication there.  We thought he was taking the drinks he thought we were.  Anyway the venue where we had our reception allowed us to buy drinks so we just bought extras and gave tickets to our guests.  Both our families where extremely helpful.  Also the DJ had its own a itinerary so we already knew when everything was going to happen.  The only thing that was stressful was one of my sisters Maid/Matron of Honor… LOL she didn’t help much before the wedding.  But overall it was great!  We also planned our wedding for about a year an a half.  So that’s probably why it wasn’t as stressful.  I also had a calendar and will write down on there by when I wanted to get something done.  It helped.  Good luck!

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Busy bee

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Sporty-Bee:  Once you’ve booked all the major things, you’ve really moved outside the scope of full-service planning anyway, because that’s half their job.  At the VERY most, you’d maybe get a partial planner, but it sounds like at this point you’d maybe want a day-of coordinator.   As of now, we’re not going with a DOC, but some days I question that decision.  On the other hand, I know several people who were not impressed at all with their DOCs and I have a pretty helpful family when it comes to this stuff, so I think we’ll be OK without one.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I talked to one of the top in the state and got called like one of the best 25 wedding planners in the country from some fancy bridal magazine type of planner…

she said 

13k for full service

6.5k for half way

2.5 k for day of coordination…

So, i asked if the rentals included and she said she just design the wedding.. WTF

 

Talked to another semi fancy planner from and she gonna charge me 12.5% of total cost. So basically “hey I found my dress and here’s 300$ for you” :S

Day of coordination is 2k with them… eek

 

So i settled with a company who just started two years ago. Ceremony coordination for 200$ ;).

I am going flowers, lighting and drapes with them… 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We had a Day of Coordinator (and assistant). They were $1200 and worth every darn penny. Seriously, the best money we spent. Having a DOC allowed me to enjoy my wedding day and not think about what needed to get done! Can’t recommend them enough!

We also paid them an additional $100 to set up all of our lighting a couple days before the wedding:

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We were looking to hire a DOC and the ones we really liked were $1500. For $2500 we get them to do full on wedding planning, so we went with that. They’ve been amazing at finding us vendors and really taking all of the stress out of wedding planning!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I had a day of planner for $2000. She was worth every penny and then some. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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Sporty-Bee:  I’m a wedding photographer, so I had a pretty good handle of planning and hiring my vendors. I basically knew who I wanted to work with. I hired a Day-Of-Coordinator, who is a planner I work with a lot and also a good friend. I paid a bit less, because of being a fellow vendor – I want to say I paid around $1500 but I think 2k is about average of a DOC. That being said, it’s the best money you’ll spend. Hands down. She handled everything from about 2 weeks out – coordinating with vendors, final details, overseeing setup, etc. She handled the day flawlessly, including when it rained and our entire ceremony had to be moved. Best money spent. 

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