Frequently Asked Questions

Your wedding – one of the most exciting times in your life – and also it can feel overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be! If you are thinking about hiring a wedding planner, explore these frequently asked questions.

What services does a wedding planner provide?

A wedding planner assists with various aspects of the wedding, from initial concept and design to vendor coordination and day-of management. They help with budgeting, timelines, venue selection, and ensuring all details are executed flawlessly. Essentially, they handle the logistics so you can enjoy a stress-free planning experience.

How much does a wedding planner cost?

The cost of a wedding planner can vary based on their experience, the services you require, and your wedding location. Planners may charge a flat fee, an hourly rate, or a percentage of your total wedding budget. It’s best to discuss your needs and budget during the initial consultation to get a clear understanding of costs.

Why should we hire a wedding planner?

Hiring a wedding planner can save you time, reduce stress, and ensure a seamless wedding day. Planners have industry expertise, established vendor relationships, and the ability to troubleshoot any issues that arise. They allow you to focus on enjoying your engagement and wedding day rather than being bogged down by details.

How involved will we be in the planning process?

Your level of involvement is entirely up to you! Some couples prefer to be very hands-on, while others are happy to leave most decisions to their planner. A good wedding planner will tailor their approach to match your preferences, ensuring you’re as involved as you want to be while still providing expert guidance and support.

How far in advance should we hire a wedding planner?

It’s ideal to hire a wedding planner as soon as you start the planning process, typically 12 to 18 months before your wedding. Early involvement allows the planner to secure the best venues and vendors and helps you establish a realistic timeline and budget from the start. However, many planners also offer services for shorter timelines and last-minute coordination.

Can a wedding planner help with destination weddings?

Yes, many wedding planners specialize in destination weddings and can handle the unique challenges they present. They coordinate with local vendors, manage travel logistics, and ensure all legal requirements are met. Their expertise can turn your dream destination wedding into a reality, making the process smooth and enjoyable for you and your guests.

How do we select the right wedding planner for us?

Choosing the right wedding planner involves researching their experience, style, and reviews. Start by reviewing their portfolio and ensuring their aesthetic aligns with your vision. Schedule consultations to discuss your needs and see if you have a good rapport. Don’t hesitate to ask for references and check testimonials and reviews to ensure they have a track record of successful events and satisfied clients.

Can a wedding planner help us stay within our budget?

Yes, a wedding planner can be instrumental in helping you stay within your budget. They have extensive knowledge of costs and can recommend vendors that provide good value. Planners also help prioritize spending, negotiate contracts, and manage your budget throughout the planning process, ensuring you get the most out of your funds without compromising on quality.

How can we help?

If you are interested in full service wedding planning, design, or day-of coordination, please fill out the contact form and we will be in touch asap with next steps!