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How much does Wedding Planning cost?

Average Price
£1,000 - £2,500

What is the price of Wedding Planning?

Thinking about hiring a wedding planner to plan your big day? Read our handy guide to find out how much you can expect to pay for a wedding planner in the UK.

What is Wedding Planning?

Everyone dreams of their wedding day being the happiest day of their lives. But planning a wedding can also be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Hiring a wedding planner can take the stress out of organising your wedding, leaving you to enjoy the run-up to your big day.

Your wedding planner will be responsible for organising your wedding, including securing a venue, sourcing suppliers and scheduling your day. They will spend time understanding your vision for your wedding and then bring it to life and ensure that it all runs smoothly.

How much does Wedding Planning cost?

Hiring a wedding planner is a great way to reduce the stress of planning your wedding and ensure your day runs smoothly. But how much should you expect to pay to hire a wedding planner in the UK?

The price that you’ll be quoted for wedding planning will depend on your wedding budget, the size of your wedding and your location. Although there is no fixed rate for hiring a wedding planner, a breakdown of average costs in the UK is given below.

Average cost of a Wedding Planner
Average cost£1,500
Minimum cost£1,000
Maximum cost£2,500

What changes the price of Wedding Planning?  

The cost of wedding planning is dependent on several different factors including:

  • Wedding budget

  • Wedding size

  • Location

Wedding budget

Many wedding planners will base their quote on a percentage of your wedding budget, often around 10% - 15% of your total budget for a full planning service. Therefore, the bigger your wedding budget is, the higher the cost of hiring a wedding planner will be.

The cost of hiring a wedding planner will be lower if you opt for a partial planning service which usually begins around three months before your big day.

Wedding size

The size of your wedding will also impact the cost of hiring a wedding planner. An intimate wedding with 10 guests will typically be considerably cheaper to plan than a large wedding with 250 guests.


The price of wedding planning will also depend on your location, with prices varying across the country. Prices in the South of England and especially within London are typically higher than in the rest of the country.

Although many wedding planners are happy to work remotely, it’s always best to look for a local wedding planner, as they are more likely to be familiar with your local venues and suppliers. This means they may be able to negotiate lower prices with suppliers.  

Is it worth paying for Wedding Planning?

It’s perfectly possible to plan your wedding alone, and many couples choose to do so. However, many couples describe planning their wedding as one of the most stressful events in their lives. Hiring a wedding planner can remove the stress, allowing you to enjoy preparing for your big day.

Choosing to hire a wedding planner can also help to ensure that your day runs smoothly. Wedding planners are experts when it comes to weddings, meaning that they know the most reliable suppliers to choose from, as well as the perfect timings to make your day run seamlessly.  

If you’re looking for the perfect wedding day without the stress that comes with it, hiring a wedding planner could be the way forward.

At Bark, we understand how overwhelming it can feel when you’re trying to find the perfect wedding coordinator for your big day. That’s why when you search for a wedding planner on Bark, we make it easy for you to browse through the profiles of local wedding planners and read genuine reviews from former clients. 

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