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Breaking Down the Different Types of Wedding Planners

When planning your big day, it’s helpful to be in the right hands. We spoke with four expert planners who broke down the different types of planning packages. Today, Jess Wegner of Jess Wegner Events tackles what it means to hire a month-of wedding planner.

Stay tuned in the weeks ahead as we tackle partial planning, full service, and planning/design.

Month-of

Also called “monthly coordination,” this option is best for brides who love handling the details of the planning process. If you’re easily overwhelmed, this may not be the best choice for you. Expect three meetings with your planner: one to go over the vendors you’ve booked, decisions you’ve made, and to create the weekend schedule; another to finalize your floral and design of the event once your RSVPs are in; and finally, a last walk-through with the caterer at your venue to confirm menu choices and headcount. This can happen up to two months prior to the event to ensure time to make any necessary changes.

Planner’s Duties

  • Set up event
  • Break down event
  • Create wedding-day timeline
  • Act as main point of contact with vendors

Bride’s Duties 

  • Find and contract wedding vendors (venue, entertainment, photography, florist)
  • Decide on overall event design (floral, lighting, linens, rentals)
  • Set budget
  • Book hotel room blocks
  • Collect RSVPs

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