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How much does a UK wedding planner cost?

How much does a UK Wedding Planner cost?

A perfectly reasonable question. And a question as an award winning wedding planner I am often asked.

 There are many ways to work with a wedding planner. With most common services offered by UK Wedding Planners being:

Full Wedding Planning  Partial Wedding PlanningWedding Day Management
(Also known as ‘On the Day Co-ordination’)

Every wedding planner will charge differently but here’s an idea of what you can expect.


UK Wedding Planners primarily charge between 10% – 15% of your total wedding budget spend. With a minimum fee applicable.

With many couples combining wedding planning with a busy work schedule. It’s a huge amount of additional time to find – “It’s like having a second job” spoke one Bride to Be (before hiring me).

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Full Wedding Planning leaves no stone unturned.  From locating your perfect wedding venue. Sourcing all your wedding suppliers.

Organising & attending meetings with wedding florists, professional photographers, caterers, awesome cake designers. As well as make-up and hair trials. To name but a few.

Your Wedding Planner will act as your main point of contact for every single supplier involved in your wedding day.

With an extensive network and knowledge of wedding professionals. Your UK wedding planner will ensure they’re 100% confident with the wedding suppliers recommended for you.

But more importantly they are the most suitable & perfect for the style of wedding you envision.

Looking to host your wedding over two or three days? Then discover my Multi Wedding Day Planning service.

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A Wedding Planners’ role when taking on a Full Wedding Planning client will also include handling & overseeing all the administration.

This can be a little mind blowing. And somewhat time consuming when planning your wedding. Juggling every supplier’s specific request. Linking them all altogether, can become a logistical nightmare.


But not for an exceptionally hands on & laser-focuced wedding planner like myself.

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Couples often wish to plan their big day themselves.  But as the months start to ever so quickly tick away, there is an ever-growing list of tasks.

A seemingly endless stream of emails.  Phone calls and paperwork from the wedding suppliers can suddenly become very overwhelming.

All too often difficult to respond to during normal working hours. Partial Wedding Planning offers couples the ideal solution.

A UK wedding planner will usually take up your wedding planning reins around 3 months prior to your wedding with Partial Wedding Planning. 

Partial Wedding Planning can be the most difficult wedding planning service to quote for.  

With potential wedding suppliers still to be sourced.  As well as Guest Management completed along with many other factors.

Ensure that your UK wedding planner clearly sets out not only what aspects of the planning they will undertake. But just as importantly what they won’t undertake.

Partial Wedding Planning is usually calculated & based on the number of hours work they feel it will take to continue with your wedding planning. 

Ensure you are clear on your expectations.

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Also known as On The Day Wedding Co-ordination.

The fee for this wedding planning service varies greatly. However, Elite Wedding Day Management is far more than just ‘on the day’.

Once again how much does a UK wedding planner cost will be dependent on many factors. Taking into consideration hours, location, complexity of the wedding day itself and so on.

Wedding Day Management doesn’t mean that you chosen experienced & professional Wedding Planner will simply attend on the wedding day itself.

It’s so much more than just ‘on the day.’

A Wedding Planner will meet with the couple a prior to the big day.  Talk through all the wedding day details & logistics with a fine tooth comb. As well as contact all your carefully chosen wedding suppliers.

Along with compiling a comprehensive and detailed event schedule of the wedding day. Plus so much more.

Weddings By Mary Elite Wedding Day Management  starts 8 weeks prior to the wedding day to ensure everything you have meticulsously planned comes together beautifully. 

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I’ve spent most of my life in the wedding & events industry. Helping couples in love to celebrate in style is something I adore and am hugely proud of being able to do.

At the very heart of my job is a love of people. A chance to connect with couples is one of my favourite parts. Being a wedding planner means being able to balance the detail-focused organisation and expert problem solving with the chance to have a good chat and a laugh with couples over a cuppa or a glass of fizz.

Mary x