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  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Santa Clara, CA
Nikita M. says, "I cannot speak highly enough of the exceptional services provided by Rimpy and her team for our Hindu style wedding in Napa. From start to finish, she exceeded our expectations in every way, delivering an unforgettable experience that was both affordable and punctual. Rimpy demonstrated an incredible talent for understanding and bringing our wedding vision to life. During our initial consultation, she attentively listened to our ideas, took note of our preferences, and offered valuable insights and suggestions. Her attention to detail and creative flair were evident throughout the entire process, resulting in a wedding decor that was nothing short of breathtaking. One of the aspects that impressed us the most was the affordability of Rimpy's services. Planning a wedding can quickly become a financial burden, but she worked within our budget without compromising on quality. Her ability to provide such exceptional services at a reasonable price was truly remarkable and allowed us to have the wedding of our dreams without breaking the bank. Another aspect that deserves recognition is Rimpy's punctuality. She and her team arrived promptly, ensuring that everything was set up and ready well before the start of the ceremony. This level of professionalism and reliability allowed us to relax and enjoy our special day without any last-minute stress. Her commitment to being on time and delivering as promised was truly commendable. The Mandap floral arrangements crafted by Rimpy were beyond stunning. Our guests were captivated by the beauty and elegance of Mandap's flower arrangements, and we received countless compliments throughout the evening. Overall, we are incredibly grateful to Rimpy for her outstanding work. She is a highly talented professional who combines affordability, punctuality, and exceptional creativity. We wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone in need of a wedding decorator and florist who can turn dreams into reality. Thank you, Rimpy, for making our wedding day so magical and memorable!"See more

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a wedding planner?

A wedding planner is a professional service provider whose job it is to organize and execute all the details of a couple’s wedding. A wedding planner can be contracted at any stage in the wedding planning process to help to any degree the couple is willing to pay for. Wedding planning is similar to event planning in that a planning team handles the coordination of multiple wedding elements including catering, venue, guests, entertainment, decor, transportation and more. Anyone who has ever been involved in a wedding can confirm that wedding planning is hard work. Experience brings wisdom when it comes to avoiding or resolving day-of challenges. There is no legal regulatory body that oversees or certifies wedding planning as an industry. Anyone who chooses can call themselves a wedding planner. When looking for a wedding planner, be sure to read reviews, and make smart hiring decisions by asking about licenses and insurance.

How much does a wedding planner cost per hour?

On average, wedding planners charge $80 for their services. However, rates can range from roughly $50 per hour to $100 per hour, or even more than $300 per hour.

To find out how much it will cost to hire a wedding planner, request cost estimates from a few in your area. Also, keep in mind that some wedding planners may have flat fees instead of hourly rates.

How much does it cost for a wedding planner?

Wedding planning is a full-time job — unless you hire a professional to handle the hard work for you. The cost for a wedding planner will depend on the level of service you desire. The least expensive wedding planner option is day-of coordination, then partial service, then full-service.  

The national average cost for wedding planning is between $990 and $1,300. Costs are greatly affected by region, with rural or smaller-town wedding planners often far more affordable than planners in higher-cost cities. Here are some examples of the various levels of wedding planning and their potential average costs:

  • Day-of-wedding coordination: $800-$1,700. Day-of services can include the planner finalizing all details, creating a timeline, confirming vendors and overseeing all setup, day-of activities, and cleanup. The couple does all the front-end planning and contracts all the vendors. Time commitment could be about 15-25 hours, depending on pricing.
  • Partial service: $1,500-$3,800. Here the planner works with the couple from the beginning, helping contract vendors, creating a timeline, and overseeing all details of day-of execution. Time commitment could be about 30-60 hours, depending on package and pricing.
  • Full service: $3,500-$8,000 or more. Here the professional handles all wedding and planning details including working on design, securing rentals, getting the venue and vendors, and handling complete execution of the event. Time commitment could be 50-150 hours or more, depending on package and pricing.
  • Consulting: $50-$150 per hour for design, vendor, reception and other wedding planning consultation.

What does a wedding coordinator do?

A wedding coordinator is involved in the wedding planning process, but some coordinators focus on the day-of activities and schedule. These professionals are sometimes referred to as “day-of wedding coordinators.” They make sure your wedding starts on time, the vendors are there and everything runs smoothly. Essentially, they are your point person. And they can help minimize the stress (and jitters) brides and grooms may experience when throwing a wedding. 

Is a wedding planner worth the cost?

Hiring a wedding planner can be worth the cost if you want to minimize your stress and save yourself time. Let’s be real — planning a wedding is a lot of work. You have to figure out a budget, shop around for vendors (DJs, bands, florists, caterers, chefs, photographers, videographers, etc.), negotiate contracts, book appointments and so much more. 

If you’re not interested in planning a wedding all on your own, consider hiring a wedding planner — especially if you have the budget.

What do wedding planners do?

Wedding planners do exactly what their job titles indicate — they plan your entire wedding and handle the logistics. For example, they will: 

  • Identify the best DJs, caterers, florists, photographers and other vendors for your wedding.
  • Help negotiate and set up contracts with your vendors. 
  • Keep track of your budget and spending.
  • Make sure that everything runs smoothly on your wedding day.

In some cases, you might need to hire a separate wedding designer to handle the styling services or a wedding coordinator to oversee the schedule and activities the day of your wedding.

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