Monday, January 10, 2011

Why Do Wedding Planners Cost "So Much?"

Virginia wedding planner, Shayna Walker Weddle of Williamsburg Wedding Design is a colleague and mentor in my head (as radio and TV personality Wendy Williams would say).  I follow and admire her blog.  And recently, to my surprise and delight, she posted an awesomely honest article concerning how/why wedding planners determine prices for their services using herself as an example.  This information has long been considered taboo, which is why I love Shayna's article so much and felt compelled to share with you, my readers. 

For some strange reason, many brides and grooms actually assume and expect that a wedding planner should only run them $500 for A-to-Z coverage.  Can you say "highway robbery?"  I've even had a few prospective clients tell me about the woman at their church who only charges $300.  Now, I could easily write several paragraphs about why paying these such prices for wedding planning are big red-flags and that a bride-to-be should never book a wedding planner based upon price alone, but thankfully Shayna has all of that covered in her article. This one's a must read guys!

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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY


Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

So thoughtful (and realistic!) of you to pass on this great article about wedding planners' fees. Couples-to-be and planners alike should thank you...and Ms. Weddle, of course!

Kristy Gonzalez said...

What a great article. I was on the fence about hiring a planner. Now, I know it's a must and worth the money. Thank you.

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