The service of wedding planners is not new to Singapore and has been around since the mid-1990s. Depending on the type of wedding and the experience level of the wedding planner, engaging one will cost on average $2,000. The question brides have is thus whether they need to engage the services of one for their own wedding.
To answer that question, we must first ask what is the exact role of a wedding planner. A quick look at the websites of Singapore wedding planners will show that at the end of the day, the wedding planners primary function is in helping the bride with coordinating pre-wedding day preparations and the events on the actual wedding day. Some wedding planners value add by helping with simple post-wedding coordination related to returning of wedding dress and collection of wedding day photographs.
With that understanding of the wedding planners role, we must then ask ourselves how different or complicated our wedding will be. If the bride follows the standard Singapore wedding "template" of taking a bridal package and having the wedding at one of the major hotels, there is (in our opinion) very little that the wedding planner needs to do. This is because almost everything will be managed by the staff of the bridal boutique and the banquet manager. These de facto "wedding planners" are so well-versed in the wedding process that it is extremely rare that anything does go wrong.
On the other hand, if the bride has opted for a "non-traditional" Singapore wedding which has many moving parts, then engaging a wedding planner is a logical. In this context, the bride will be paying a professional for the convenience and piece of mind.
SG Wedding Guru