figuring out fees

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Sara8543
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figuring out fees

Unread postby Sara8543 » May 5th, 2013, 6:44 pm

Does anyone have any input on the best way to determine fees for different events? I think it is easiest to use a percentage for big events like weddings, but what percentage is fair? And, what about the small events like a birthday party where the client may only be spending $500? Any ideas are appreciated!
Stacy-C
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Re: figuring out fees

Unread postby Stacy-C » May 6th, 2013, 1:24 pm

Most planners that I've seen charge 10% of the wedding budget for weddings. You can make your own packages and charge what you think they are worth, if you prefer.
For smaller events, you could charge a set amount per hour, or do the package pricing. You can look up what other planners in you area charge to find a fair price range and work with it.
Sara8543
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Re: figuring out fees

Unread postby Sara8543 » May 9th, 2013, 1:02 am

Thanks, Stacy. I was thinking 10% for the weddings as well. I think the smaller events are harder to determine. I really want to stay away from hourly pricing because I don't want to have to count a few minutes here, a few minutes there, etc. Plus, I am thinking optimistically and hoping I'll be working on more than one party when I go to the party supply store!

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