Wedding Planners

Hiring a wedding planner may be the best decision you’ll make as you near your big day. Wedding planners can connect you with vendors, help you stay organized and on budget, make tough decisions, and handle any wedding-day drama with ease. Wedding planners will handle all the details, so you can enjoy your special day.

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Events On A Budget
Events On A Budget
140 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Miami, FL

Events On A Budget is a wedding planning company based out of Miami, Florida. This team of experienced coordinators works tirelessly to ensure that their clients' occasion is memorable. They are careful to keep within a given budget, accommodating the couple's needs in an economical manner that... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $3,000
Jill Gordon Celebrate
Jill Gordon Celebrate
19 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · East Hampton, NY

Jill Gordon Celebrate is a wedding and event planning firm based out of East Hampton, New York. Established in 1995, this boutique company has earned a reputation for its outstanding service and tasteful designs. Led by owner Jill Gordon, the team of 12 coordinators helps couples create... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $12,000
The Proper Setting
The Proper Setting
131 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Kitty Hawk, NC

The Proper Setting LLC is a wedding planning company based in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We are passionate about helping you plan out every detail of your wedding. The dedicated professionals at Proper Setting LLC take the time to will work intimately with you to ensure that your wedding... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $2,500
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Barefoot Weddings
Barefoot Weddings
179 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Fort Walton Beach, FL

Barefoot Weddings is an established beach wedding company in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Serving Florida's Emerald Coast since 2000. Barefoot Weddings offers affordable Florida destination gulfside beach wedding packages, simple elopements and marriage vow renewals in Destin, Fort Walton Beach/... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $595
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Fairy Tale Weddings by Mary
Fairy Tale Weddings by Mary
34 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Syracuse, NY

Fairy Tale Weddings by Mary is a wedding planning company out of North Syracuse, New York. Our planning process covers everything from floral arrangements to the honeymoon. Our seasoned team is passionate about making your big day come to life and providing you with special memories without all the... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $2,995
Brilliant Affairs
Brilliant Affairs
32 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Cherry Hill, NJ

Located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Brilliant Affairs is a professional event planning company. This team of dedicated event planners specializes in creating truly magnificent weddings and other celebratory events. Working closely with every couple their primary goal to provide exceptional guidance... (Wedding Planners)

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Boldly Chic Events
Boldly Chic Events
32 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Carmel, IN

Boldly Chic Events is a wedding planning service based in Carmel, Indianapolis. Founded in 2010 by owner and lead planner Lori Solomon, this company offers customized services to engaged couples. Serving the Indianapolis and New York areas, this company can also caters to destination weddings. This... (Wedding Planners)

Cherry Bomb Events
Cherry Bomb Events
37 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Boulder, CO

Cherry Bomb Events is a Denver, Colorado based wedding planning company specializing in imaginative and personalized events. Their core belief is that your wedding should be the best party you've ever attended. Cherry Bomb Events will alleviate the stress of planning your special day while... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $2,000
A-One Weddings & Events
A-One Weddings & Events
10 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Cheyenne, WY

A-One Weddings & Events is a professional wedding planner located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. These highly-trained wedding planners work closely with every couple and aim to create an unforgettable event where memories are created and cherished. From lavish ballroom receptions to quaint ceremonies, these... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $1,200
Kiss The Planner
Kiss The Planner
75 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Palm Beach, FL

Based in Palm Beach, Florida, Kiss the Planner is a Destination Wedding and Event Company that provides couples and individuals with all types of planning needs. From venue selection through execution, whether local or abroad, Aviva Samuels and her capable team will assist you in finding the... (Wedding Planners)

23Eleven Events
23Eleven Events
32 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Royal Oak, MI

23Eleven Events is a wedding planning company based out of Royal Oak near Detroit in Michigan state. The expert team is energetic, enthusiastic, and experienced when it comes to all things wedding-related. They delight in collaborating with couples and creating unique events that stand out. Owner... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $2,500
A Piece of Cake Event Planning
A Piece of Cake Event Planning
58 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Tallahassee, FL

A Piece of Cake Event Planning is a wedding planning company based in Tallahassee, Florida. Established in 2011, Kate Pararo, the owner and event specialist, offers planning assistance throughout Florida and Georgia. Kate and her team of experienced event planners work with each couple to understand... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $2,300
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Italyweddings
Italyweddings
39 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Prato, IT

Italyweddings is a wedding planning business based in Florence, Italy. We have been serving couples for over 20 years. During those years, we have helped hundreds of couples plan and carry out their dream wedding in Italy. Understanding that planning a destination wedding in another country can... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $3,500
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Together Apart
Together Apart
5 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · New York, NY

Together Apart brings event industry professionals together to create an easy way for Weddings to continue in the wake of COVID-19. We provide you with options to customize your Wedding and then coordinate an interactive, virtual experience for you and your guests. It’s the next-best alternative if... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $1,400
Inspired Events by Kelly
Inspired Events by Kelly
15 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Williamsburg, VA

Inspired Events by Kelly is a professional wedding planning company based out of Williamsburg, Virginia. Owner and lead event designer, Kelly Coronel, is an award-winning event planner with over 20 years of experience. Kelly offers her clients a range of packages to choose from, depending on their... (Wedding Planners)

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The Wedding Mexico
The Wedding Mexico
36 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Puerto Vallarta, MX

The Wedding Mexico is a wedding planning business based out of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. With over 10 years of experience planning weddings and working for other private industries, their goal is to create a pleasant wedding planning experience without the stress. Services Offered The Wedding Mexico... (Wedding Planners)

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Elle Lee Designs
Elle Lee Designs
7 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Las Vegas, NV

Operating out of Nevada, Las Vegas, Elle Lee Designs is a wedding planning company serving couples throughout The Silver State and beyond. The owner and certified event planner, Elle Smith, is a design and detail-conscious professional. This planner strives to understand her clients’ visions and... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $1,295
Socially Artistic
Socially Artistic
8 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Medina, OH

Socially Artistic is an experienced and recognized wedding planner in Cleveland, Ohio. Brenda Kucinski, events director, has produced hundreds of weddings, fashion shows, social galas and entertainment premieres. Her attention to detail and passion for the bridal industry has allowed her to create... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $2,995
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D'Asigner Events
D'Asigner Events
46 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Marathon, FL

D'Asigner Events is centrally located in the Florida Keys specializing in upscale weddings from the beach to the ballroom. Led by Lynn D’Ascanio, a licensed interior designer and professional wedding planner we aspire to exceed all of your expectations as you plan on one of the most exciting days of... (Wedding Planners)

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Peace of Mind Event Design
Peace of Mind Event Design
48 Reviews
· Wedding Planners · Tucson, AZ

Peace of Mind Event Design is an event planning service located in Tucson, Arizona. With the team at Peace of Mind, you can take the stress out of wedding planning by passing off the stressful phone calls, follow-ups, pricing, and consultations to the experts. The team will handle all of that for... (Wedding Planners)

Package Price $2,500
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How much does a wedding planner cost?

A wedding planner can be an absolute lifesaver for busy couples, ensuring that the planning process and actual event run smoothly. As a professional who’s been through the process before, they can also offer countless wedding planning recommendations and tips. It’s important to know wedding planning is not a one size fits all service - your wedding vision is unique and a wedding planner will customize their offering to fit your needs. Because of this and the wide range of services these professionals provide, pricing varies widely with most couples in the U.S. spending at least $1,500 on wedding planner services for their big day. Wedding planner costs also differ based on the planner’s level of expertise, among many other factors, as more experienced pros typically come with a higher price tag (and with that comes top-tier service!).

Lower range

$ 400 or less

Average cost

$ 1500

Most couples spend between

$ 1000 - $ 2500

Upper range

$ 4500 or more

Costs displayed in graph are based on spend from thousands of couples who recently reported pricing for this service within their WeddingWire review. Pricing varies based on factors including, but not limited to, vendor’s experience, level of expertise, event guest count, date, and geographic region.

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What services does a wedding planner's fee include?

The services a wedding planner’s cost includes vary depending on the type of professional you’re hiring — whether it’s a full-service, month-of, or day-of planner, or a planner who specializes in destination weddings. Here are some of the most common services that your wedding planner may include in his or 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... paperwork? 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 afterwards, 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.

What wedding events does a planner's fee cover?

In most cases, a wedding planner will assist with the wedding itself—both ceremony and reception. However, if you are able to increase your wedding planning budget and costs, your planner can also help plan your rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch. If you’re having a destination wedding with lots of events over the course of the weekend, your planner may assist with those as well—but expect to pay more.

How much does a day-of wedding planner cost?

A day-of wedding planner isn’t heavily involved in the wedding planning process and is usually hired closer to the wedding, but has a big role to play on the wedding day, ensuring that the events run on time and everything is running smoothly. On average, the starting cost for a day-of wedding planner in the U.S. is $800 with starting rates for higher-end planners averaging $1,250 to $3,395.

How much does a partial wedding planner cost?

A partial wedding planner usually comes on board a month or so before the wedding day and assists with last-minute tasks—helping with the seating chart, confirming vendors, and day-of responsibilities. The average starting rate for a partial wedding planner in the U.S. comes in at $1,250, but can range from $2,300 to $6,000 if you’re working with a more experienced pro.

How much does a full wedding planner cost?

A full wedding planner helps to plan your wedding from start to finish and is usually hired early on in the planning process—at least 10 months in advance. The average starting rate for a full service wedding planner in the U.S is about $3,000 with top-tier planners averaging $4,500 to $12,000.
Cam
Cam
5.0
I've worked with Hannah on several occasions, and I can say she is cream of the crop for all your wedding planning / styling needs! If ...
Whitney
Whitney W.
5.0
Peggy did a wonderful job making sure everything ran smoothly on our wedding day. She was also great at keeping us on track during our ...
Lauren
Lauren D.
5.0
Melanie was so amazing!! The best wedding coordinator we could have asked for. When I first got engaged I was skeptical if I would need ...
Shanda
Shanda D.
5.0
MJ and her team were such a joy to work with! We used them for day-of (really, month-of) coordination, florals, and transportation. I am a ...
Mary
Mary A.
5.0
I found Aanuu through a family friend that hired her for their engagement party and they highly recommended her for my grandparent's wedding ...
Sarah
Sarah S.
4.6
Katie and Joe were so fun to work with! I told Katie we envisioned “fancy barbeque” for our wedding menu, and they did not disappoint! They ...
Cabo In Love
Cabo In Love
32 Reviews
Stephanie
Stephanie W.
5.0
Paola is ABOVE & BEYOND the most amazing wedding coordinator!! She made our wedding day extra special!! Thank you SO very much Cabo in Love! ...
Stephanie
Stephanie E.
5.0
Leila and Victor are the best team you could ever hope for when it comes to planning your wedding! I came across Leila's work via Instagram ...
In the Event
In the Event
2 Reviews
Isabella
Isabella G.
5.0
Did an amazing job! I would definitely recommend them
Flowerpower
Bridget
5.0
Truly caring and always on top of every detail. Liane helped make sure the wedding was perfect! She communicated with all the vendors and ...
Allyson
Allyson B.
5.0
Hiring Ari (full planning service) was hands down one of the best decisions we made at the beginning of our wedding planning process - which ...
Marga
Margaret F.
5.0
I met Shannon through the venue we picked. From the day of our tour to the day of our wedding, Shannon pointed us to the right direction. I ...
Jill
Jill R.
5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Quintessential team! From everything that comes with a postponed Spring 2020 wedding to my ...
Noreen
Noreen N.
5.0
Kristin was so amazing to work with! We brought her in just a few months before the wedding and she was great with making sure we weren't ...
Bodamaestra
Bodamaestra
41 Reviews
Jenna
Jenna Z.
5.0
Esme and her team were fantastic!! Every step of the way they made sure that all the details were triple checked and that the day of went as ...
Jacqueline
Jacqueline S.
5.0
No words can express how thankful I, my husband and family are to have had Debra by our sides through our entire wedding planning journey - ...
Dan
Dan K.
5.0
We had the wonderful COVID experience planning our wedding. This was our third date and our venue fell through a couple of weeks before our ...
Ehmann Events
Ehmann Events
4 Reviews
Amanda
Amanda M.
5.0
Partnering with Maricela and Heidi as our wedding coordinators one of the best wedding decisions we made. I am honestly not sure how we ...
Kristen
Kristen M.
5.0
WHERE DO I BEGIN?! We worked with Kristin for a month of planner and she was absolutely AMAZING. Like over the top. Each month she would ...
Eirini
Eirini V.
5.0
Maria and her team really went above and beyond our expectations. All the team respected all our wishes and planning for our wedding. ...

Finding a Wedding Planner

Let us be the first to admit that wedding planning is no walk in the park. After a couple has gotten engaged and the excitement of that special moment dies down, the reality sets in. And many couples have no idea where to start when planning their wedding, or what sort of undertaking it will be. That's when it's time to consider talking to a professional. Wedding planners, also know as wedding coordinators or wedding consultants, have the knowledge, organizational skills, and experience from previous events to help make your special day the best it can possibly be.

Committing to your significant other was a no brainer, but finding and booking the right wedding planner for your big day can be a little more tricky. Here are some thing to consider when beginning your wedding planner search.

Types of Wedding Planners

First things first. This may come as a bit of a shock but there is more than one type of planner. In fact, there are about seven types of wedding coordinators. Knowing the difference between these wedding professionals can make the selection process all that much easier.

Starting with a full service or all-inclusive planner. This type of wedding coordinator will be with you every step of the way during the planning process and on your big day. These planners are best for couples who may not have a lot of free time to plan a wedding or need help with small decisions like incorporating the color palette with linens and flowers. A full service wedding planner will help with everything from selecting vendors, to optimizing your budget.

You can also have a month-of-planner. As the name suggests, these consultants will come into the picture in the last few weeks or days before the wedding. They exist to be an extra set of hands during crunch time. These planners can help with any last-minute issues that pop up unexpectedly, as well as working with vendors to finalize contracts and set up for deliveries.

Another option would be a weekend wedding coordinator. This type of wedding planner is going to be a major component of making your wedding day run as smoothly as possible. However, they are not solely there for the big day, they can also help with organizing and welcoming guests as they arrive and planning wedding related events like the rehearsal dinner and morning-after brunch.

Similar to a weekend wedding coordinator, a day-of coordinator is there to make sure your wedding takes place with minimal hiccups. Many couples wish they had hired a day-of coordinator after the fact. They ease the stress of having to focus on the tiny details so your special day can be enjoyed to the fullest.

If you are planning an out of state, or out of country wedding. A destination wedding coordinator may be the best choice for you. If you and your fiancé(e) can't physically be there for planning, a professional consultant may be the way to go. These wedding planners meet with vendors, scout for venues, and understand specific regional information like weather, since that can be a huge aspect of planning any wedding.

There are also planners who work specifically with scouting venues and giving referrals. This type of planner will be able to go with you to look at venues and negotiate vendor contracts. These planners are often very well connected and can help you meet with vendors that are considered the best in the business.

If none of these options seem like the best fit for you, consider looking for wedding planners that have services à la carte. Planners are aware that not everyone wants or needs every service they provide. Creating a custom planning package can be easier on the budget and still allow for professional help.

Wedding Planner Prices

The cost of hiring a wedding planner will vary from state to state, region to region, and country to country. Full service coordinators are going to be more expensive than day-of planners. Planners in less populated areas are also likely to be less expensive and so will the cost of the entire wedding.