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Top 10 Wedding Planners near Rutherford, NJ

1. Xclusive Services
from 26 reviews
4.8 (26)
Great Value
Great Value
  • 1 year in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Rutherford, NJ
"I opted for a wedding planner after a negative experience with another vendor and just life's overall chaos. After communicating an inquiry, Trisha immediately responded leading to a verbal conversation that same evening, a face to face meeting the following week and an incredible partnership going forward. Actually, in all honesty, Trisha made it her goal and priority to alleviate any anxiety I experienced (and there were several :). And anticipated all wedding needs, she was and is truly a Godsend. There is absolutely no way I could've pulled off my special day without Trisha/Jamal on my team. Trisha is the absolute total package checking all off your wedding planning list must haves; professionalism, genuinely caring, brilliant organizer, knowledgeable, resourceful, all with a smile. She consistently used just the right amount of tact and remained transparent during the entire wedding planning experience. Trisha took the time and energy to get to know me as well as my now husband and literally became a camelian with each event and process of planning to customize our experiences. I can't rave enough about Xclusive Services, PHENOMENAL! Wedding planning is stressful enough, do yourself a huge favor that you will not regret ( I promise you), go with Xclusive! Lyonel and I appreciate all that you and Jamal have done immensely! XOXOXO Vanessa Joseph-Pauyo"


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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 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.
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