February 2, 2023

How Much Do Dallas Wedding Planners Cost?

Congratulations, you're engaged!! You have an entire wedding to plan, and you want to hire a wedding planner to help with everything. So how much do wedding planners cost in the Dallas Fort Worth area? What about wedding planners that you hire just for the day of? Read below to find out. :)

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Dallas Wedding Planners vs. Day-Of Wedding Coordinators

Before we go into the cost for wedding planners in the Dallas area, we first need to explain the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator!

Wedding planners are with you every step of the way during the planning process. You hire them early on, right after getting engaged, and they help find your venue, find all your vendors, keep you on track with the timeline and to-do list, create your budget and design board, and help you with pretty much anything else that has to do with your wedding! :)

Day-of wedding coordinators come in at the tail-end of your planning process! You do the planning yourself, and they come in about one month before to tie up the loose ends, make sure you aren't forgetting anything, and run the wedding day for you. :)

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What's the Cost for a Wedding Planner in Dallas?

So now that we've explained the difference between Dallas wedding planners and day-of coordinators, let's get to how much wedding planners in Dallas actually cost!

When you hire a wedding planner in the Dallas area, how much you spend on them varies widely! It all depends on several factors:

Keeping all these variables in mind, the cost of a wedding planner in Dallas ranges from $2,000 to 12,000. Full wedding planning packages start at $3,000 for less experienced planners and go up to $12,000 or more for very experienced planners. On average, you’ll find wedding planners between $2,000 and $5,000 in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Our full planning package specifically is $6,995, and we have payment plans available!

Partial wedding planning packages start at $1,500 for less experienced planners and go up to $4,000 for more experienced wedding planners.

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What's the Cost for a Day-of Wedding Coordinator in Dallas?

When you hire a wedding planner for just the day of the wedding in the Dallas area, how much they cost ranges quite a bit! It all depends on several factors:

Day-of wedding coordinators in the Dallas Fort Worth area cost between $500 and $2,500. Less experienced wedding coordinators range from $350-$750, and more seasoned wedding coordinators range from $1,000 to $2,500 for their day-of coordination packages. Our wedding coordination package is $1,995 (with payment plans available) and includes 2 coordinators to make sure your wedding day goes off without a hitch. :)

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How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Planner or Coordinator in the Dallas Area?

We suggest that our couples spend 10% of their total wedding budget on their wedding planner or coordinator! So if you have a $100,000 wedding budget, then you can expect to spend about $10,000 for your full wedding planner. If you have a $50,000 wedding budget, then $5,000 would be a good benchmark for you. If your budget is $10,000 or less, then look for a day-of wedding coordinator under $1,000!

We charge $6,995 for our Full Wedding Planning Package, so our couples have budgets that are $70,000 and over. Our Wedding Coordination Package is $1,995, and we do offer payment plans! If you'd like to inquire with us as your Dallas wedding planners, please fill out this contact form to see if we're available on your wedding date! We'll get back to you ASAP. :)

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What's Included in a Wedding Planner's Cost?

When you hire a wedding planner or coordinator, there are many things that are included in the cost! You're paying for all of her time, all of her services that she provides to you, all of the money and stress that she saves you, the peace of mind that she gives to you, and the fact that you can actually enjoy every part of your Perfect Dream Wedding!

In our wedding planning packages, we pray over each and every one of our couples and their future marriages, we bend over backwards to make sure you get everything you imagined and more, we're here for you 24/7 (seriously, we want you to reach out at any time!), and we want to not only serve you and your fiancé but your families, as well!

If you'd like to check out the specific services that are included in our Full Wedding Planning Package and our Wedding Coordination Package, click the button below. :)

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Do You Need to Hire a Wedding Planner for Your Dallas Wedding?

We highly recommend that every couple hires a wedding planner along their journey. If you're feeling completely lost on what to do and where to start, if you have no idea what to plan, if the budget is stressing you out, if you're freaking out because you feel so behind on everything and don't know what to do next, well that's exactly what wedding planners are for. :)

But we also understand that a full wedding planner might not fit your budget! And when that's the case, we definitely encourage you to get at least a wedding day-of coordinator to run the day for you. Then, you can focus on simply being the bride and enjoying the day! You won't have to juggle vendors or put out any fires that might come up.

Whether you're hiring a Dallas wedding planner, a Dallas wedding coordinator, or if you're DIYing your wedding, we would love for you to join our free Facebook group! This group is specifically for Christian brides to receive Godly wedding planning advice, support, and encouragement. Planning the wedding of your dreams is so exciting! But it can also be a little stressful and overwhelming, especially when you have so many things to do and so many decisions to make. That's why we  created Southern Christian Brides, a space for a sweet and encouraging wedding planning community that shares your faith and stands on the truth of God’s Word.

You'll not only have access to our weekly live videos with expert wedding planning advice and inside secrets (collectively, we’ve done over 150 weddings, so we've seen a lot!), as well as resources to plan your special day, but you'll also have sisters in Christ to walk with you through all the ups and downs that wedding planning brings. 🤍 We are so excited to serve and equip you with tools that not only help you plan every detail for your wedding, but that empower you to become the bride, woman, and wife that God is calling you to be. :) If you’re actively pursuing Jesus and are passionate about living out His will in your engagement season and marriage, then please join us!

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Questions to Ask Before You Hire Your Dallas Wedding Planner

Before you take the leap and hire your wedding planner or coordinator, there are quite a few questions that you should ask!



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We pray that all this information helps you make a better decision on hiring your wedding planner or coordinator for your wedding in the Dallas Fort Worth area! Thank you so much for reading, and God bless! :)

Looking for a wedding planner?

Are you interested in working with us on your wedding day? We’re Dallas wedding planners and coordinators who specialize in Christian weddings, and we help you plan every detail you need for your wedding so you can enjoy every moment of it! Fill out our contact form to see if we have your wedding date available! We're currently booking 2024 and 2025 weddings in the Dallas Fort Worth area. :)

Thank you to all the amazing wedding vendors who made this dream wedding happen!

Wedding Planners: Chelsey Morin with Double Blessing Events in Dallas, TX

Venue: The SPRINGS Event Venue Tuscany Hill in McKinney, TX

Catering: Olive Garden

Bartending: Jose with 3Bartending

Hair & Makeup: Beauty Beatz by Lin

Photography: Rafael Badillo Photography

Videography: Eric & Mario with Knox Park Films

Florals & Décor: Cindy with Blissful Celebrations

DJ & Photo Booth: Nathan Acosta with DNA Event Services

Violinist: Gaily Cowart with The Electric Violin Lady

Officiant: Chuck with LoveNotes Weddings

Cake: Market Street

Event Staff: THE! Staffing Company

Sheriff: Elite Event Security Team