Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. You must find the perfect wedding venue, the perfect dress, build a wedding team of vendors, coordinate more than 100 guests and make the dream wedding come true on a budget. This is a lot for a couple to plan for themselves, when they are responsible for participating in every event along the way. With all of this to consider, we must determine whether a wedding planner is worth the cost.
How Much Does A Wedding Planner Really Cost?
Before we go any further, let’s delve right into the cost. If you are considering hiring a wedding planner, you need to know how much it will cost. It is important to note that some wedding planners offer free wedding planning services. It is difficult to find this well kept secret, but there are actually planners that have a network and offer a service for free. However, the average wedding planner chargers anywhere between $1,500 to $4,000.
Wedding planners offer different levels of service with different fees for each level of service. If you really want to save money, search for a free wedding planner or choose a wedding venue with in-house wedding designers, vendor connections and day of event coordination services. All-inclusive wedding venues with in-house designers and day of event coordination services can help you save on the cost of hiring a wedding planner.
Wedding Planner Vs. Day of Event Coordinator
Wedding planners consult with you and help you create a budget, choose a venue, design your entire wedding, build your wedding vendor team, plan your timeline with you and assist with contract negotiations to save you money. Wedding planners usually offer day of event coordination services, either at an extra cost or built into a package. Day of event coordinators put the wedding plan that you create with the wedding planner into motion. They manage the guests, vendors and all of the logistics within the venue on your wedding day. Some day of event coordinators will assist with the rehearsal dinner.
Things to Consider Before Hiring a Wedding Planner
You should know which services you need, and which services the wedding planner offers at a cost that makes it worth it. You might not need a full-service wedding planner, but require some planning, designing, a wedding timeline and assistance with building your vendor team. While some wedding planners are free, and some can be quite costly, every wedding planner can help you save money with a network of vendors and experience negotiating contracts. They offer a link to the wedding industry and can help you negotiate contracts for the best price. Choosing a wedding venue with in-house designers, planners and day of event coordination services can help you save on the expense of planning.
Crystal Ballroom on the Lake
Crystal Ballroom on the Lake is an all-inclusive wedding venue with an in-house design team that is dedicated to creating every element of your theme. Beyond making the picturesque venue and elegant designs affordable, Crystal Ballroom offers additional day of event coordinator services to make every wedding a happily ever after memory. The all-inclusive concept provides the venue and services bundled into one affordable price. Every wedding package includes all of the furnishings, décor, a bartender, banquet staff and an in-house design team to decorate the entire ceremony space and reception ballroom. The ability to bundle all of the services, designs and décor creates the affordable fairy tale. Relationships with vendors provide access to professional services at reduced rates to save couples even more. Contact Crystal Ballroom on the Lake to begin planning your wedding day.