How to Pick Your Destination Wedding Planner!

If you’ve decided on a destination wedding in Jamaica, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you navigate your wedding planning journey.

The first thing after deciding on your destination, is hiring a wedding a planner. As gorgeous as the locales are, don’t forget the legwork that goes into planning along with the logistics.

Here are some FAQs and answers that will guide you in selecting the right wedding planner for you.

How much does a full wedding planner cost?

There is no doubt that a wedding planner is essential to a stress free and smooth wedding day! No two weddings are ever the same; your wedding vision is unique and a wedding planner will customize their offering to fit your needs. The more experienced a planner is, is the more you’ll likely spend for their service. Full-service wedding planning usually is hired early on in the planning process — at least 12–18 months prior to the wedding day ranges from $1500 to even $4500 as this depends on how intricate your wedding details are.

How much does a day-of wedding coordination cost?

A day-of wedding coordinator is not apart of the wedding planning process. S(he) usually comes into play 3–4 weeks prior to the wedding day. On average, a day of coordinator can run you roughly $600 to $1200 depending on the intricacies of your wedding day.

How much does a partial wedding planner cost?

If you’d like to do the initial planning for your big day, yay you! However, you need an expert to guide you along the process. A partial wedding planner comes into play up to 4–6 months or so before the wedding day and assists with the vendor contracts, helping with the seating chart, confirming vendors, and day-of responsibilities. On average, a partial wedding planner can cost roughly $1,250 to $2500 depending on the intricacies of your wedding day.

What is included in wedding planner’s fee include?

Depending on the service you book (full, partial or day of coordination), communication, venue and vendor selection, organization, wedding prep, wedding day coordination and post wedding tasks are included in the planner’s fees. If you are having a wedding weekend with a few parties, your planner can plan and execute, at an additional charge of course.

Does a wedding planner save you any money?

Yes! Absolutely! Not only will a planner ensure that you stick to your wedding budgets and help you avoid overspending, s(he) saves you time and money. From the get go, they put you in touch with vendors who are in your price point.

What questions should I ask a wedding planner before hiring?

Just like your wedding dress, you have to shop around and try them on to see if they’re the right fit for you! You ultimately need to research a few who have worked at your venue, your wedding style and group size. Once you’ve made a list, setup a call and just have a chat! From there on out, you’ll know if you’re a great fit for each other! After all you’ll be talking with the person at least 4 times per week for a few months! Here are questions you should definitely ask:

· Have you worked at my venue before? What was it like? What do you recommend?

· How does your payment work?

· Do you work alone or with a team?

· Will you personally be at our wedding?

· How do you communicate with clients?

· Can I see a contract?

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About The Owner

Our Owner and Senior Event Planner, Franciene Foster, is a certified wedding consultant with a decade of experience in the business.