How Much Does a Wedding Planner Cost in Toronto?


A wedding planner can make your dream come true and dramatically reduce the stress on your big day. If you decide to hire one, you will enjoy your special event instead of worrying about every detail. Also, you won’t spend countless hours perfecting the ceremony flow, updating the budget, the RSVPs, coordinating the timeline with all vendors, etc. Even more, professionals help you reduce the costs associated with your special day.

Without further ado, here are the packages offered by the top wedding planners in Toronto. For more details on the packages, please scroll down.

Also, if you are looking for the best prices in town, please make sure you read the following articles:

Table 1: Packages Offered by Toronto Wedding Planners

Prices are in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes. For final pricing and to confirm availability, please contact your preferred vendor on the list.

Company NameMonth of CoordinationFull Wedding
S Events & Creationshttps://www.stephaniemiacoevents.com22003500Toronto, ontario, Toronto, Ontario, M9v 1n8, Canada
PS Eventfulhttp://weddingplanner-toronto.ca14504000Toronto, ON, Canada
Fusion Eventshttps://www.fusion-events.ca18006500Toronto, ON, Canada
Whim Event Planning & Designhttp://www.eventsbywhim.ca15005000Toronto, ON, Canada
Blissful Memories & Eventshttps://www.blissfulmemories.ca15005000Toronto, ON, Canada
Open Sky Weddingshttps://www.openskyweddings.com12003400Toronto, ON, Canada
Events by Elenahttps://www.eventsbyelena.com12004500Toronto, ON, Canada
All That Jaz Weddingshttp://www.allthatjaz.ca14005900Toronto, ON, Canada
Classy Affairshttps://www.classyaffairsto.com13005000Toronto, ON, Canada
Joy By Janicehttps://joybyjanice.com12005500Toronto, ON, Canada
Champagne & Cedarhttp://www.champagnecedar.com10004000Toronto, ON, Canada
Dukes & Daisies Weddings & Eventshttp://www.dukesanddaisies.ca11007000Toronto, ON, Canada
Ashley Pigott Eventshttp://www.ashleypigott.com850015000Toronto, ON, Canada
Creative Decadencehttps://www.creativedecadence.com15004950Toronto, ON, Canada
Impresario Eventshttps://impresarioevents.ca13003999Toronto, ON, Canada
Tracey McAteer Eventshttp://www.traceymcateerevents.com18507000Toronto, ON, Canada
Velvet Weddingshttp://velvetweddings.ca10003500Toronto, ON, Canada
Love by Lynzie Events + Designhttps://www.lovebylynzie.com19007900Toronto, ON, Canada
Art of Celebrationshttps://www.artofcelebrations.com45008000Toronto, ON, Canada
Designed Dream Wedding Planninghttps://www.designeddream.com17006500Toronto, ON, Canada
Rebecca Chan Weddings & Eventshttp://www.rebeccachan.ca230012900Toronto, ON, Canada
Marielle Gourlay Eventshttp://www.mariellegourlay.com12004500Toronto, ON, Canada
Liv Chic Eventshttps://www.livchicevents.com15005500Toronto, ON, Canada
Devoted to Youhttps://www.devotedtoyou.ca15009000Toronto, ON, Canada
Blush and Bowtieshttps://www.blushandbowties.ca15007000Toronto, ON, Canada
Shealyn Angus Weddings & Eventshttp://www.shealynangus.com25008500Toronto, ON, Canada
Swoon Eventshttps://www.swoonevents.ca12005500Toronto, ON, Canada
Confetti Event Designhttp://confettieventdesign.com15005000Toronto, ON, Canada
Wu La La Weddings and Eventshttps://www.wulalaweddings.com16504800Toronto, ON, Canada
Dancing and Desserthttps://www.dancinganddessert.com10007500Toronto, ON, Canada
Fleur Weddingshttps://www.fleurweddings.ca15005000Toronto, ON, Canada
Brocade Eventshttps://www.brocadeevent.com/15005000Toronto, ON, Canada
Watson & Co. Eventshttps://www.watsonandcoevents.com/15006500Toronto, ON, Canada
Glorious Eventshttps://gloriousevents.ca15002800Toronto, ON, Canada
Alfresco Wedding Plannerhttps://alfrescowedding.ca9004500Toronto, ON, Canada
Events by Sarah Meganhttps://www.eventsbysarahmegan.com9002200Toronto, ON, Canada
Olive Studio Planning and Event Designhttp://olivestudio.ca18007000Toronto, ON, Canada
Brilliant Weddingshttp://www.brilliantweddings.ca12005000Toronto, ON, Canada
Tracey M Eventshttp://www.traceymevents.ca/16007000Toronto, ON, Canada
Bweddingshttps://www.bweddingsplanner.com12003800Toronto, ON, Canada
The Wedding Plannershttp://www.theweddingplanners.ca25005000Toronto, ON, Canada
Wedding Atelierhttps://www.weddingatelier.ca/250020000Toronto, ON, Canada
Alinatohttps://www.alinato.com45008000New York, New York, NY, United States (US)
Peace of Mind Event Designhttp://www.pomeventstucson.com30004000New York, NY, United States (US)
Flairhttp://flairkc.com16002500Kansas City, KS, United States (US)
Skylar Arden Weddinghttp://skylarardeneventsanddesign.com500010000New York, NY, United States (US)
Not Your Mama's Plannerhttps://notyourmamasplanner.com450010000New York, NY, United States (US)
Events by Sheavonnehttps://eventsbysheavonne.com30005000New York, NY, United States (US)
Campbell Eventshttps://campbelleventsblog.com18505000New York, NY, United States (US)
Events by Arihttps://www.eventsbyari.com/17003000Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
888 Productionshttps://the888gallery.com/20003500Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Silver Charm Eventshttps://www.silvercharmevents.com/27506000Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Coastyle Eventshttp://www.coastyleevents.com/24955995San Diego, CA, United States (US)
Creative Affairshttps://creativeaffairsinc.com/25007000San Diego, CA, United States (US)
I Do Weddings and Eventshttps://www.sdweddingplanner.com/24004750San Diego, CA, United States (US)
Lavish Weddingshttps://www.lavishweddings.com/650010000San Diego, CA, United States (US)
San Diego Events Companyhttps://www.sandiegoeventscompany.com/33006500San Diego, CA, United States (US)
The Best Wedding For Youhttp://thebestweddingforyou.com/17002350San Diego, CA, United States (US)
The Best Wedding for Youhttp://thebestweddingforyou.com/19992590Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
The Wedding Planner LAhttps://www.theweddingplannerla.com/25006500Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Lexi Lou Eventshttps://www.lexilouspecialevents.com/32005000Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Special Event Geniehttps://specialeventgenie.com/29503500Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Dolce Vita Eventshttps://www.eventsbydolcevita.com/45009500Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Dolce Vita Eventshttps://www.eventsbydolcevita.com/45009500San Diego, CA, United States (US)
Tessa Lyn Eventshttps://www.tessa.com/350016000Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Marquette Avenue Eventshttps://www.marquetteavenueevents.com/25008500Chicago, IL, United States (US)
Love KS Eventshttp://www.loveksevents.com/16503850Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
The Wedding Planner LAhttps://www.theweddingplannerla.com/30005500Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
XOXO Wedhttps://xoxowed.com45005500Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
XOXO Weddingshttps://xoxowed.com30004000Reno, NV, United States (US)
XOXO Weddingshttps://xoxowed.com30004000Tahoe, CA, United States (US)
XOXO Weddingshttps://xoxowed.com35005000Cincinnati, OH, United States (US)
Xoxo Weddingshttps://xoxowed.com35005000Chicago, IL, United States (US)
Dearest and Darlinhttp://www.dearestanddarling.com18004500Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Victoria Stephen Eventshttps://www.victoriastephenevents.com52507500Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Master Planshttps://master-plans.com600012000Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Paper Moon Event Designhttps://www.papermooneventdesign.com/21504550Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Romance and Revelryhttps://www.romanceandrevelry.com/20005000Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Romance and Revelryhttps://www.romanceandrevelry.com/20005000Santa Barbara, CA, United States (US)
Los Angeles Executive Weddingshttps://www.losangelesexclusiveweddings.com/22007800Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Silver Charm Eventshttps://www.silvercharmevents.com/25006000Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Kiss and Say I Dohttps://www.kissandsayido.com/18955895Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Everdipityhttp://everdipity.com/20005000Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Feathered Arrowhttps://featheredarrowevents.com/270010000Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)
Bourbon and Bloomhttps://www.bourbonandbloom.ca/32004900Ottawa, ON, Canada
Erica Irwinhttps://ericairwin.com/20005500Ottawa, ON, Canada
Heirloom Eventshttp://www.heirloomevents.ca/8502500Ottawa, ON, Canada
Frid Eventshttps://www.fridevents.com/14953500Ottawa, ON, Canada
Julie & Co. Eventshttps://www.julieandco.ca/20004000Ottawa, ON, Canada
Opportunity Knocks Eventshttp://opportunityknocksevents.com/18003750Ottawa, ON, Canada
Michaella Weddingshttps://www.michaellaweddings.com/10003000Ottawa, ON, Canada
Sinclair & Co Designhttps://www.michaellaweddings.com18506500Ottawa, ON, Canada
Maverick Event Planning & Designhttps://www.maverickeventplanning.com/18004500Ottawa, ON, Canada
Busy Bridehttps://busybride.com500020000New York, NY, United States (US)
We Wed Wellhttps://www.wewedwell.com30008000New York, NY, Canada
Marielle Gourlay Eventshttp://www.mariellegourlay.com12003200Toronto, on, Canada

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Fees for Wedding Planning Services.

1. Percentage of Your Wedding Budget

There are two types of business models among the planners. First, we have professionals who charge 10-15% of your wedding budget. We do not endorse this price structure because it is a form of price discrimination (yes, that is a real business term and it means discrimination based on your budget, social status, wealth, etc.). Why should you pay $10,000 (10%) if you have a $100,000 budget when your friend pays only $5,000 because her budget is $50,000? After all, the planner spends the same time planning for each of your weddings.

2. Flat Fees

The companies we analyzed charge a flat fee and are transparent when it comes to the amounts they charge. It is YOU who decides on the collection you need. Here are the collections offered by various planning companies. Please note that there are minor variations on the offerings of different planners.

2.1. Wedding Day Planning or Day of Coordination Package.

Despite the title that includes the word “Day”, this service includes more than that. Among others, here is what you are purchasing:

  • an on-site wedding coordinator during the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception to ensure your big day is perfect in every single detail
  • 1-2 meetings with the planning team
  • provide vendors contracts and review them with you
  • attend the rehearsal
  • help you create the seating chart
  • correspond with vendors and guests via emails and phone calls
  • offer recommendations regarding the wedding services you need
  • often they negotiate with the vendors on your behalf
  • supervise the setup of the reception
  • assist with paperwork
  • create a timeline
  • supervise breakdown and cleanup of the wedding venue

2.2. Month of Coordination Package or Partial Planning.

Includes the services in the Day Of Coordination collection plus:

  • an on-site wedding coordinator during the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception to ensure your big day is perfect in every single detail
  • 1-2 meetings with the planning team
  • provide vendors contracts and review them with you attend the rehearsal help you create the seating chart
  • respond with vendors and guests via emails and phone calls
  • offer recommendations regarding the wedding services you need
  • often they negotiate with the vendors on your behalf
  • supervise the setup of the reception
  • assist with paperwork
  • create a timeline supervise breakdown and cleanup of the wedding venue
  • additional meetings
  • help in selecting your wedding theme
  • coordinate vendor payments
  • advise on etiquette, traditions, professional tips
  • cue photographers, DJs and other vendors so that there are no hiccups on your big day
  • set up the decor

2.3. Full Wedding Planning.

This is the collection best suited for the bride who has the budget and does not want to be fully involved in the planning.

  • in-person meetings with the couple
  • unlimited correspondence on the phone, email, text, etc.
  • assistance in finding your wedding team
  • help with booking the right vendors for you
  • participate in venue walk through
  • prepare the timeline
  • plan the ceremony
  • help with the color scheme
  • help in selecting the theme of your special event
  • consult on etiquette matters
  • creation of the theme
  • creation of budget
  • budget management
  • vendor management (booking, negotiating contracts, etc.)
  • assist with invitations and track RSVPs, then update the budget accordingly
  • prepare the timeline for each vendor
  • accompany the couple to the various locations (venue, photo shoot location, etc)
  • creates a checklist with all the items that need to be brought to the reception (the list includes photos, favours, glasses, guest books, seating chart, seating cards, etc.

2.4. Micro Wedding Planning.

During 2020, to adapt to the new rules with respect to COVID-19 where the wedding size dropped from 100+ to under 10 people including the vendors, many planners have created micro wedding collections. If you are interested in such collection, please contact the vendors directly.

Average Wedding Planning Cost in Toronto

Based on our survey of companies in Toronto and surrounding areas, a whopping 97% of wedding planners charge on average between $1,000 and $2,500 for the Month of Wedding package. The most popular fee is $1,500 with 53% of the surveyed companies charging that amount.

For full wedding planning, 57% of the companies we surveyed in the Greater Toronto Area charge between $3,500 and $5,000 with the maximum of $20,000 for luxury event planning.

Wedding Coordination FAQs

Why Do You Need a Wedding Planner?

There are a few reasons why hiring a wedding planner is a smart idea.

  • According to the industry experts, it takes about 250 hours to plan a wedding and if you are not a professional it can take you quite a bit longer. If you do the math, you will realise immediately that hiring a planner for $3,000 – $5,000 (average price of a Full Wedding Planning Package in Toronto) is actually a great deal!
  • The planner can save you thousands of dollars in fees ranging from flowers to photography and can advise you on what you need. Even more important, they will tell you what you do NOT need to make your day perfect.
  • The professional can keep things moving regardless of your busy schedule.
  • Often pro planners have strong relationships with photographers, decorators, makeup artists and other pros so they can negotiate amazing deals for you.
  • The pro coordinator can put together a dream team that will organize your day flawlessly.
  • They protect you from stress on your special day. If we had a dollar for all the things that could go wrong, we would be… you know…
  • If you are not a lawyer, you might have a hard time dealing with legal aspects of your event; a coordinator can tell you what looks good or if there are any fishy clauses in the agreements you will sign.

What to Look for in a Planner?

Match: the best professional in the world can cause you stress if your personalities don’t match. As such, one of the first things to consider is personality.

Experience: an experienced person can make an event a great success while a newbie can cause all kind of trouble on your big day. If you have the budget, do not hesitate and pay top dollars for a good planner.

Packages: while we outlined the services included in the collections are fairly standard, look for the fine print and hire the pro that meets your needs.

Fast responses and availability: to avoid unnecessary stress, you want to deal with a planner that answers your phone or returns your calls within hours, not days. The challenge is that the top-notch planners are very busy, but they also know how to grow their business without sacrificing service quality.

When to Hire a Planner?

Because of all the benefits outlined above, we advise that you hire a professional right after you say “I do.” The average engagement duration is 16 months, so that would be a great time to hire your dream coordinator.

Venue Coordinators or Wedding Planners?

Many venues provide their own coordinator. However, that person is not your hire and is employed by the event space. Your agendas are not aligned, and that can spell trouble. Also, the venue liaison is not involved in all aspects of your wedding.

Our advice is to hire your own planner. Period!

My Mom, My Friend or an Expert?

Unless your mother is an industry veteran, we suggest that you stick with the experts. Your mom will enjoy your day and you will thank us later.

Friend? Definitely not! You don’t want to ruin a friendship over a vendor who is late or some off colour flowers.

Conclusion

Professionals ensure that you have a phenomenal wedding day and make your dreams come true: from flowers to photography, these experts are your best friend and we consider they are a phenomenal investment.