Should I Hire A Wedding Planner?

March 10, 2021

As you consider hiring a wedding planner, we’re sure you have many questions. To begin, congratulations. Wedding planning is our forte, so you’ve come to the right place. 

Wedding Planner Pricing

Beyond the budget, one of the first things you and your fiancé will want to decide on is how much planning you can take on. Wedding planning is something that is added on top of your already busy life. School, work, family and hobbies, are all priorities that we understand have to be put first. A wedding planner and correct team will make all the difference over the course of your event planning. 

Each wedding planner offers their own packages with different pricing, and in many cases planners will  save you money because they work with wedding vendors on a regular basis. The relationships between the planner and vendors is crucial to the success of the planning process. A wedding planner will connect you to vendors that match the overall aesthetic of your event and price point you are budgeting for. The knowledge a planner brings to the table saves time, energy, stress, and keeps your overall spending and planning progress on track. 

If travel is a part of your wedding vision, planning companies will discuss different price points dependent on the event location. Oftentimes, transportation means will include shuttle or car services. Other situations may include transportation by plane, train or boat. No matter the destination a wedding planner will ensure all guests, bridal party members and the soon to be wed couple will safely and comfortably arrive at the predetermined destination. 

Lastly, if you’re unsure about managing a budget, hire a wedding planner. Most wedding planners are able to take a look at your budget and give you a realistic view of how your budget can be spent while still giving you your dream wedding. Each wedding couple has a list of the most important aspects to the least. It is crucial to know what priorities are and move forward with those that mean the most to you first. Aside from keeping all parties involved in the planning stress-free and on track, organizing a life-long memory is our priority at Kate Elizabeth Events.

Wedding Style and Personality

In your own wedding planning process, we hope you’ve discovered with your fiancé what style of wedding you’re looking for. This will help you match with the perfect wedding planner who can execute your wedding vision.

As you research wedding planners, look at their instagram and websites. From pictures alone you’ll be able to glimpse into the mind behind the visuals. If you can imagine your wedding within the images they’ve shared, it’s likely they have a style that works well with yours.

For example, if you love light and airy photography, twinkling lights, beautiful gardens, and anything Parisian, our founder, Kate Jones, is likely the wedding planner for you. Check out Kate Elizabeth Event’s Instagram page to see more of what we’re talking about.

Your wedding planner should be good with budgets, hard decision making, and have a strong eye for design. Before booking a planner, be sure to meet a few face to face — or via zoom — to see if you and your fiancé’s personalities match well.

What Kate Elizabeth Events Offers

At Kate Elizabeth Events, we strive to make your wedding day pristine through our organization and communication with the bride and groom. Here are several important elements we provide for our couples in our wedding planning services.

  • Custom organization portal 
  • Budget analysis
  • Event design and coordination
  • Guestlist creation 
  • Referrals to the best restaurants, venues, and vendors in the wedding business
  • Wedding timelines and deadlines
  • Ceremony rehearsal 
  • Planning timeline checklists
  • Floor plan design and layout 
  • Color palette creation 
  • Day-of-coordination
  • Wedding day set-up and strike 

Still not sure if we’re the right fit for you? Contact us at Kate Elizabeth Events to learn more about what we can do for you and your fiancé. We can’t wait to meet you!

Other Things to Consider When Hiring a Wedding Planner

Hiring a wedding planner can make your wedding journey that much more organized and relaxing. If anything goes unexpected the day of, your wedding planner can be the reliable friend that makes everything work. That being said, here are a few more tips from our clients that are a must to confirm with your wedding planner before booking:

  • Your wedding planner’s background and experience
  • How quickly they respond to your inquiries
  • Their honesty — are they able to tell you no if something isn’t in the budget?
  • Their creativity and imagination 
  • Willing to stand up for you. 
  • Personality. You will spend lots of time together so make sure you get along well!

We adore our couples at Kate Elizabeth Events. We truly love creating friendships with those we have the pleasure of planning with. Please reach out to us with any questions you may have. We are excited to see if we are the perfect fit for you!

  1. It really helped when you talked about wedding planning and the importance of hiring an expert with past experience! A few days ago, my fiance and I talked about starting to plan our wedding! We want to get married when winter starts, so we don’t have much time left, and we think your article will help us find the right planner for us! Thank you for the advice on wedding planners and how to identify a professional one!

    • Hi Eli! We are so glad that this article was helpful to you. We wish you all the very best with your planning. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us directly. Congratulations and happy planning!

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