(Closed) To get a wedding planner or not

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you are paying for it and you want one, then get one.

If your mom is paying for it, then she has a say in whether it is necessary or not.

Post # 4
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

$800 is pretty cheap for a planner…i would just go for it.

Post # 6
197 posts
Blushing bee

$800 for a full wedding planner is dirt cheap! Holy cow, makes me wonder how good she is.

But to address your actual question- If you want one and are paying for it, get one. It will save you so much time and stress and worry.

Post # 7
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Do you have references for her?  If those check out, I’d say go for it.  I have a friend who is a planner helping me out, and its awesome.

Post # 8
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Wow that is quite a deal.  Check references.

I had a planner and she was amazing.  Made my wedding planning stress free.  If you can afford one, go for it!

Post # 9
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with everyone else who said to check her references.  $800 is really cheap!

I do recommend hiring a planner of some sort.  I just hired my DOC and she has already been helpful.  I don’t want to have to worry about anything on the big day, so that’s what she is there for.

Post # 10
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011


Post # 11
138 posts
Blushing bee

Having a planner is a great help! Set your communication guidelines with her…what mom should know and should not know. $800 for a promo price is a good deal, check references and feel free to get feedback from other vendors, your planner is your team leader of all vendors for the day. I am a planner in the MD/DC area and my starting prices are $999 until January 31, 2011 so the pricing is not bad. Happy Planning ~Kay

Post # 12
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you can afford it, I say go for it!

  The first thing I did when starting my plans was hire a wedding planner, her cost is $1100, $600 deposit, the rest due at wedding.  She does everything…everything!   She has found all of my vendors, set up my initial appointments with all of them, and was there when I met with them to answer all my questions. 

 I’ve given her a budget to work within and she is there to tell me “you can’t afford this, don’t even think about it!” or “Hey, what about this idea?”

 She is pretty much taking my “vision” and making it happen.  I’m like you…I know what I want in my head but don’t know how to make it happen.  Having a wedding planner has kept things stress-free..I’m not researching and interviewing different vendors..she’s doing it for me…..I’m not searching endlessly for table covers, centerpieces, ceremony decor and whatever else a bride goes crazy about!  : ) 

They only thing I’m responsible for is wedding party attire and any DIY projects I might want to include… (invitations, seating cards, etc.)

I think $800 is a great price….I noticed a lot of people above saying that she may not be a good wedding planner based on her price…but I think it depends on where you live…if you live in NYC, then yep, she probably sucks for that price!  lol

I would definitely ask her for reviews and pictures of other weddings she’s done.

Good luck!! 

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