What Does Full-Service Wedding Planning Really Mean?
Hiring a wedding planner is no easy task. There’s an overwhelming number of wedding planners and coordinators who pop up on Google and plenty of differences in their services. Some spout specialties, like destination wedding planning, while others list what’s included in wedding planning packages tiered by price. Many tout their experience, noting the number of weddings or variety of locations where they have hosted events. Because being a wedding planner isn’t a regulated industry like being a doctor or lawyer—there’s no degree or overseeing institution that accredits planners—the process is fraught with challenges. It’s no wonder couples are anxious about the entire endeavor!
The biggest issue that planners and couples face is that pricing isn’t regulated either. Cheaper isn’t necessarily better, and just because two pros say they offer full-service wedding planning doesn’t mean that they offer all the same services. For some planners, full-service means a few hours of planning help while for others, that number can reach 1,000-plus hours of work to pull off your big day. You can’t blanket compare the costs of two pros without understanding what exactly is included in their interpretation of “full-service.” To help you get a start, we dug into what full-service wedding planning really means by talking to some top wedding planners in the industry. Here’s what they had to say. Click link above for full article.