- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2016
I hired a wedding planner, and gave him my budget. We allocated the approximate cost for each category.
My planner set aside 1500 for stationary — I’ve already told them 2x that it seems a bit high, but they just kind of brush off my comment saying that because I am technically within budget — it’s not a big deal. Huge conflict of interest here — because this is their own stationary brand. Planner keeps respond back that it is a great deal due to all the paper involved (saved the date, invites, thank yous, ceremony, program, name tags, table #’s).
Also — I ended up putting more of my budget towards photography because it’s important to me, and asked if there is anyway we can reallocate the costs to accomdate this.
Everytime I bring this up (about trying to cut costs elsewhere to accomdate what I want) my planner just seems less than thrilled, and makes it seem like I am already kind of on the low side of things in terms of cost– implying I should just shell out because it’s not like I’m being extravagent with the costs he’s laid out for me..
I feel like I should just stand my ground, but at the same time I”m wondering if I should just cut my losses and go with another planner who is willing to work with my budget and show me vendors in my price point.
Anyone else in the same boat? What would you do?
The items I was hoping to cut a little back on was flowers (5,000 proposed), cake (800 or 10/slice), stationary (1500) — I don’t think my current budget is so low that it would be difficult to find a vendor that is a little cheaper.. this is Atlanta By The Way..