While there are a lot of different factors that you must consider when figuring out how much a planner charges, the average cost will likely fall around $1,800 (via Shutterfly). But, this number is simply an average. Depending on who you hire and the services they offer, you may be looking at close to $4,000 and up for a wedding planner.
As planners often work for themselves, they can choose the way they want to charge for their services. According to Brides, there are three common ways they charge: a flat fee, a blended percentage, or an all-inclusive rate. Some planners give package options, allowing brides and grooms to choose how much help they need and pay for that accordingly. If you feel you need help from the start, you should look for a planner who offers full-service planning, but if you just need someone to help you organize and tie up loose ends as you near the wedding day, consider a month-of or partial planning package.