5 Types of Wedding Planners

What Type of Planner Will You Be? 

There are many different options when it comes to wedding planners.  I’m going to share with you 5 types of wedding planners.

You don’t have to offer the same services that other planners offer.  You can choose to offer all the services, or specialize in just one service.  The choice is ultimately yours to make. 

If you’re a new or aspiring wedding planner and unsure of what services to offer or what services you should offer, keep reading.

Full Service Wedding Planner

Some planners choose to specialize in full service wedding planning only.  Most planners that only offer full service planning are usually in the luxury market.  However, that’s not always the case.  

Full service planners plan everything from start to finish. Full service planning takes a lot of time.  If you choose to offer full service wedding planning only or in addition to other services you will eventually want to limit the number of full service clients you accept per year to avoid burnout and so you don’t go crazy trying to juggle too many weddings at once.  

Partial Wedding Planner

Partial wedding planning is where the couple plans most of the wedding on their own, but the planner is there to assist when needed.  You are also responsible for keeping them on track and letting them know what they need to be doing month to month.  

Wedding Management/Month of Coordination

Some planners only like to do wedding management or month of coordination and only offer that service.  If you don’t like all of the many details and tasks that are involved with full service planning this could be a great option for you.  

The couple would plan the wedding themselves, then a month or two before you would take over and make sure they’ve done everything they’ve needed to do and purchased everything they need to purchase.  

Destination Planner

Some planners love to travel and only like to work on destination weddings.  

As you can see there are many options when it comes to being a wedding planner.  It’s totally okay to specialize in one service only or offer all of the above!  

You may not know until you’ve been in business a few years which service you really love more than another.  And it’s totally okay to change your business at any time and decide to offer less or more services.

Freelance Planner

Did you know you can be a freelance planner? A planner that specializes in being the day of coordinator for other planners?  I am loving this concept and think it’s a brilliant idea!  If you love being hands on on the wedding day as well as directing rehearsals, but don’t like the idea of running a business this would be the perfect option for you!

xo, Terrica


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