Does a wedding planner save you any money?
Spending money on a wedding planner can absolutely save you money! Not only will a planner ensure that you stick to your wedding budgets and help you avoid overspending, she can also hook you up with wedding vendors who are within your price range — and perhaps use her connections to get you discounts on certain products or services.
What services does a wedding planner’s fee include?
Here are some of the most common services that your wedding planner may include in her package:
Correspondence: About 30 percent of a wedding planner’s time is spent communicating with you and your vendors via email and phone. Think of your planner as the “coach” of your vendor team who ensures that all of your wedding pros work together well — and frequent communication is a huge part of that.
Venue and vendor selection: Your planner likely has a lot of connections in the wedding industry and can help you pick the right venue and vendors that can help bring your wedding vision to life. Often, your planner will attend interviews and meetings with you and your vendors, too.
Organization: A big part of wedding planning is… research and documents? Yes, unfortunately, it’s true. But wedding planners can make sure that all of your budgets, contracts, timelines, etc. are properly organized and easily accessible if needed.
Wedding prep: There are lots of seemingly small tasks that go into creating your perfect day both before and on the day-of from creating a wedding-day timeline, assembling invitations, setting up your favor display, assisting with your seating chart, and much more.
Day-of coordination: You might not see your wedding planner much on the day of your wedding — and that’s how it should be! Your planner will arrive long before your ceremony begins and stay well afterward, making sure that everything runs on-time and smoothly from behind-the-scenes and any issues are handled quickly and quietly so that you and your new spouse can enjoy the day, stress-free!
Post-wedding tasks: There will likely be several important tasks to handle after the wedding, from ensuring clean-up and breakdown occur properly to returning rental items and making sure vendors receive their tips.