Post # 1
We have been shopping for a wedding planner since time is short and we are very tied up with work.
I got a quote today for full service wedding planning for TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS?! WHAT?!?! Excuse me?
Did you shop for a planner? What price range of quotes did you come up with?
Post # 2
Our full service planner was $7,345.
We didn’t really shop around as she was the one I wanted to plan our wedding.
Post # 3
For partial planning we are paying $1,900. If we went with full it would have been $3,000.
I recommend doing a lot of research and really narrow down who you would like to meet in person. There were some panies that quoted us $10,000+, so make sure you go in with a budget on how much you would spend. I went on Weddingwire and contacted everyone for a quote and went from there.
Partial planning is great too if you just need some help and would still like to be really involved with your wedding. We definitely don’t regret doing partial and saved a lot of money on other things.
Post # 4
I am paying $2800 for the mid-tier full service planning for my destination wedding. I believe the top tier would have been about $3500. $12,000 sounds insane. Does that come with platinum and diamond encrusted life sized figurines of yourself as keepsakes? Lol. jk. Keep looking and good luck!
Post # 5
I have an amazing full service planner that is doing everything (and I mean everything, I’m planning this wedding from 10,000 miles away) for 4,700. I’m positive she’s worth every penny in stress saved alone, but she’s also legitimately saved us lots of money from her vendor connections. 12k seems insane – but maybe it depends on location? I’m happy to give you the name of our life saver if you happen to be getting married in Colorado!
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2017 - The Summit Country Day School Chapel/The Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors
My partial planner was about $4500. I didn’t feel I needed a full planner because I was totally capable of doing a lot of stuff on my own. However, her full planning has a minimum cost of $12,000.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2017 - City, State
Im having a Destination Wedding in Europe so it’s probably different, but for full service she was €1150. If we wanted her to be there the day of, it was an extra 400 or so. She’s been absolutely amazing.
Post # 8
$12,000 sounds insane! We have a top full-service wedding planner in a pretty expenive wedding market for $5400. All the planners I spoke with were around $5000-$6500 in this area. There were some that charged a percentage of your budget or billed you for time, though, but I preferred to go with someone who billed a fixed fee.
Post # 9
tnj42214 : I don’t really need a full time wedding planner. I would need a day of coordinator although after I spoke with mine, it’s looking like she will start working 6 weeks prior my wedding. For a day of coordinator, around $1000 is reasonable in my area.
Post # 10
The hardest part for me, by far, was finding the venue we wanted. We got really lucky… The venue was $1,000 and included the wedding planner! It’s a destination wedding for us and she’s been super helpful. Answered any questions we have and gave recommendations for anything from a florist, shuttle services into the national park, and even helped plan my “day of” timeline. She will be there for the reception and will have people to help set up and tear down.
Post # 11
Our partial planner was $5500, with her full services starting at $7800. I contacted numerous planners and “interviewed” 3 total and their prices ranged from $5500 for partial from my planner and $20000 for a different full time planner. I went into it knowing who I wanted to hire though, their aestetic just matched what I loved and I had been following them on Instagram for at least a year before our engaegment. She has been worth every penny, even though we hired her for partial she has gone above and beyond, coming to appointments with me and being available all the time. I pretty much knew exactly what I wanted in a wedding so full service wasn’t really needed. By The Way I am in the DC Metro area (but my planner is based in Baltimore).
Post # 12
We’re doing an Indian wedding in Hawaii and hired a full planner for three days of events for $5000 (plus $750 for her assistant). Her normal rate is $8000 for a full Indian wedding but we spoke early on in the planning process and since I had already chosen my venues, photographer, and caterer she was kind enough to give me a discounted rate. She’s one of the top rated planners on Oahu and has done a spectacular job for us so far.
If you’re going with a coordination company I imagine the rates are fixed, but if you are open to considering an individual whose in business on their own you might be able to negotiate pricing.