What is a full-service wedding planner?

We’re breaking down what it means when you hear the term “full-service” wedding planner.

Wedding planners are not all created equal, and like most businesses, the services included in what’s considered “full-service” can vary between each planner. To help identify these services, we’re diving into what may be considered a full-service wedding planner and the importance of having one when it comes to the execution of your wedding day.


A full-service wedding planner often works as an independent and has their own team of professionals to assist in the planning and execution of your wedding day. Their interests are in executing your dream wedding from design to coordination. Some of their services often include:

  • Help with finding venues and attending venue tours
  • Planning and managing the budget
  • Executing the design of the wedding
  • Finding and hiring wedding vendors
  • Handling correspondence, reviewing contracts, and managing vendors
  • On-site coordination for the rehearsal dinner and wedding day
  • Timeline creation and management


Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking. A full-service planner takes the stress away from you by managing all of the moving parts that come with planning a wedding, allowing you and your loved ones to be present and enjoy your wedding day.

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