As someone dealing with all the headache that comes with planning a wedding, I can see why planners charge thousands for their services -- it's a lot of work! If you're going to hire a planner, though, you want to make sure you pick the right one. You can start with a few questions. Photo by Rahul de Cunha
Bankrate explains that the cost of a planner varies depending on your location and the type of help you need. Some planners will put together the whole thing for you, and others can simply help out on the day of your actual wedding. Either way, you can expect to pay up to to several thousand dollars, so you want to make sure you get your money's worth. Ivy Jacobson of TheKnot.com tells the site that you should ask a few questions when you start your search:
How many weddings have you worked?
How many other clients will you be working with while you're working with me?
How familiar are you with planning weddings at my chosen venue?
Do you only work with specific vendors?
These are all important considerations to make, and Jacobson adds that you also want to know the planner's strengths and weaknesses, too. For more tips, head to their full post at the link below.