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Wedding Planner Prices

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How much do wedding planners charge?

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A planner charges in one of three ways: a flat fee, an hourly rate, or a percentage of your overall wedding bill. Costs vary from 10 percent on the lower end to 20 percent on the higher end of the spectrum. Most planners charge flat fees these days, but regardless of which way your planner charges, if you want a full-service scenario, estimate about 15 percent of your wedding budget. (So if your budget is $100,000, for example, set aside $15,000.) Fees for wedding-day coordination vary widely. While it can seem like a big investment, between private discounts, budget control, and creative solutions, hiring a wedding planner will help you make the absolute most of your wedding budget.