French Wedding Planners
The role of a wedding planner is to help coordinate and organise your wedding, making the planning process as easy as possible and the day run smoothly. If you like the idea of having a wedding planner, whether it is because you don't have the time to do it all yourself, you just want a professional opinion to help you plan or maybe you want the reassurance of a French speaking planner to help liaise with your suppliers, be sure to add this element to your wedding budget as soon as possible.
To start your search for the perfect French wedding planner, begin by taking a good look through the websites and Instagram accounts of the wedding planners in your area. It’s really important that you like their aesthetic, because as much as they make your vision come to life, you’re paying for their creative eye too. This is especially important in organising a wedding abroad as they will be your feet on the ground for the majority of the time so you need to trust them to make decisions for you.
Speak to a few wedding planners - many do video consultations - to see which you connect with most. For the whole process to run smoothly, you need to ensure you form a good relationship with your wedding planner and that you feel comfortable communicating your likes and dislikes. In order to make your wedding day wishes come true, you both need to be honest with each other, especially about what’s achievable with your budget.
Once you’ve found the right French wedding planner for you, it’s time for the fun part! You can hire a wedding planner for all your planning or just part of it; for example, you may just want a tailor-made venue and supplier finding service, on the day planning so you can plan everything prior to the big day or you might want someone leading the way until the last dance.
What Does a Wedding Planner Do?
A wedding planner will help you with everything from suggesting suppliers, running on-the-day logistics and negotiating contracts.
Most couples work with their wedding planner from the very beginning of the process, but it’s also common to hire one a little later into planning if you’re finding it overwhelming. A wedding planner will be able to eliminate a lot of the stresses and communication that you may not be able to cope with if you have a busy day job or you just don’t have time to plan your perfect day (especially in France if you live abroad).
How Much Does a Wedding Planner Cost in France?
Many French wedding planners work on a percentage fee of your overall wedding budget, which is often 10% to 15% of your total budget for a full planning service. For partial planning, there is likely to be a minimum fee instead. This means that there is no average cost - it really depends on your budget.
Where you are organising a wedding abroad you will want to find a wedding planner who is local to the venue, and who ideally has planned a wedding there before so they know the best locations and suppliers for your big day! Also if they are not local you’ll need to factor in transport costs for your planner too as they’ll need to do several site visits and more.
For more information on wedding planner in France please browse through the Wedding Planners page and see who you click with!