FAQs of a Wedding Planner

Updated: Jun 8, 2020

If you’re looking to hire a Wedding Planner or wondering if you need one, I’ve answered some of the frequently asked questions below. If I’ve missed anything and you have another question, please feel free to contact me here or via email at leah@leaholiviaweddings.com.

Why do I need a Wedding Planner?

So. Many. Reasons. In fact, I recently wrote a blog post this here. Some of the highlights include saving you time, money and your sanity! A Wedding Planner will do all of the legwork for you, leaving you with time to enjoy the run-up to your wedding stress-free. They also have strong industry contacts and be able to get you the very best prices from trusted suppliers.

Is hiring a Wedding Planner more expensive than doing it myself?

People can be put off by the cost of a Planner as another added expense on a day that is already pretty costly. However, a Wedding Planner will often pay for themselves with the number of discounts they can get for you, as well as ensuring you stay under budget. Based on an average wedding, a Planner may cost around £3,000 but realistically will you be able to stay within your budget? A Wedding Planner will make sure you do and they could end up saving you more than £3,000 in discounts from their vendor contacts.

Won't hiring a Wedding Planner take all of the fun out of planning a wedding?

Not at all. I encourage all of the couples I work with to be involved as much or as little as they want. A Planner will take away all the admin, emails and mundane tasks that will take up your time. But there’s still plenty for you to get involved with from cake tastings to design meetings.

Do you only cater for big-budget weddings?

No, you don’t need a big budget to hire a Wedding Planner! My prices are based on a % of your budget as this normally dictates how much of my time is required. But a smaller, intimate wedding is just as much (sometimes more) fun to plan – the weddings and packages I offer are truly personal to your needs. You can find out more about my services and prices here.

My venue already has a Coordinator, so why do I still need a Wedding Planner?

Yes, while most venues will offer the services of a Coordinator, don’t forget that their priority is with the venue they work for and a Wedding Planner is here for you. A Planner will have taken the time to get to know you and will have been involved in every aspect of the design process, a Venue Coordinator won’t know the level of detail required to set up the dream wedding you’ve envisioned. Their creative vision will often be limited to what they usually do with the venue for every wedding, for something truly unique and personal this is where you need a Wedding Planner/Stylist. They also won’t be able to assist with other areas of the budget apart from the venue costs.

Do you only work with certain vendors?

No any good Planner is open to working with a range of vendors, while we will have tried and tested contacts that we can recommend to you on the spot, we’ll always put in the research to find the perfect vendor team for you and are always happen to network with others in the industry we haven’t met yet!

Do you plan other types of events?

My passion is for weddings but I’m happy to discuss your event and how I could help you, you can contact me here.

If you have any more questions please visit leaholiviaweddings.com or feel free to contact me at leah@leaholiviaweddings.com.

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