When most brides and groom start planning their wedding the first thing they determine is how much they want to or can spend on the wedding. Once the budget is set the next step is the guest list, because we all know that the more people the more money you will spend. Brides often opt out of hiring a wedding planner because they believe that they can save a lot of money by just doing everything themselves, but the truth is that wedding planners can save you a lot more than what you would spend on them. The average wedding planner will make 10% of the wedding budget to take care of all the details of the wedding. If you are planning a $25000 wedding then the cost of the planner would be $2500. Some wedding planners will charge a flat fee if the requirement is just a “day of” coordination.
Now for the question of the day, are wedding planners worth the cost? The answer in most cases is YES! Wedding planners already work with different wedding vendors and receive a “planner” discount on services that the wedding vendors provide, and these savings can be past on to you. In most cases, they also have an establish relationship with said vendors and will trust that they will do a good job on your event. Working with reliable vendors is a luxury you cannot afford to live without when you are planning your wedding. But the main reason I believe wedding planners or event planners are worth the money is because they take a big load off of you. Wedding planners are responsible for making your event a sucess and the stress and time that takes to plan a wedding falls on them and not so much on you. They are there to negotiate with the vendors and make sure everything falls into place so that your event is a complete sucess. So if you are getting married do your research and see if hiring a wedding planner is worth to you.