Wedding planner asking for more money…. what to do?

posted 2 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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627 posts
Busy bee

Yikes! Honestly it sounds like you’ve taken care of everything. I would cancel with her. But do make a reservation for the bar next door, if only to make sure nobody else books out the entire place!

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I think you answered your own question..she’s obviously not making the process any easier for you so what are you paying her for?  fire her and continue the planning on your own

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Did you sign a contract? My planner and I negotiated and changed her contract a few times before I was satisfied with the services for the cost. We mutually agreed on what would be done and by whom and once the contract was signed she is bound to perform for the amount stated in the contract. If you guys don’t have a contract, then its a bit tougher. I personally wouldn’t pay more for unsatisfactory service. You seem capable of planning a great overseas wedding yourself.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

milkandcookies :  the price should also be clear in the contract and you should hold her to it! That is crazy of her to demand more money 3 months later on. Especially aftere not performing her end. I think you should be direct and state your dissatisfaction with her work. Explain with examples how she isnt living up to the contract as-is. Be firm and dont give her any more money!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

You’re not getting your money’s worth in my opinion. A wedding planner is supposed to take the burden off of you on finding and booking vendors. She hasn’t done that. I think you need to find someone else or if you feel you can continue doing the booking and just use the venue’s coordinator for the 3 weeks prior to the wedding, I’d go that route. My venue also had a wedding coordinator that was included in the package. I did all of the bookings of the vendors, gave her the vendor list, and she coordinated with them around the time of the wedding. That worked out well for me! Good luck, Bee! 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Have you paid a deposit? I’d probably cancel her, and ask for a deposit back. She hasn’t done anything for you. If you have a venue booked (and you still want someone, maybe a DOC?) I’d ask for their recs.

You might not get your deposit back, but I would list out the things in the contract she said she would do, and probably do a strikethrough with a note *contacted myself or something.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

You are doing all the work and she obviously is not very committed to her job or to your wedding if she cannot keep communication flowing. It is also not like she was blindsided with the amount going up. I would cancel her and stick with the coordinator the venue will give you for the weeks leading up to it. What she is doing is very unprofessional and the contract is legally binding.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I went through two wedding planners before finally finding one I liked who I felt did the work we agreed on and responded in a timely manner. If you are not happy, walk away from her and find another planner. I managed to get my money back because my wedding was over a year away at the time, but it’s possible you won’t get your deposit back.

As for payment, with my planner we had an initial agreed upon fee, and since she was providing a lot of the flowers and decor, the total price was in the air until those things had been selected and purchased. Is that what she’s charging you for? 

In any case, if you’re unhappy you should find someone else.

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