Looking for a potential wedding planner to handle your special day? Confused between the various options available in the market?
Well, we understand the kind of anxiousness that comes with planning and managing a wedding.
Enlisted below are some of the most important things to consider when looking for a reliable wedding planner.
First Things First. Research. Research. Research.
Start your homework by researching reliable wedding planners in your area. Ask friends and family for referrals and contact all the options available.
Furthermore, make the best use of the internet and google a list of best professionals near you.
Shortlist Potential Planners
This step is not as simple as it seems.
Shortlisting is a lengthy and tedious process. Once you have prepared a full-fledged report, it’s time for you to make it short based on online reviews, client feedback, and testimonials.
Look At Their Previous Projects
Now that you have chosen some potential wedding planners, it’s time for you to look at their past projects and portfolios. Ask as many questions as possible, and get rid of all the doubts before moving ahead.
Also, ask the planner to provide a list of references. Talk to their previous clients, and get a fair idea of their quality of service and delivery standards. In case the planner fails to provide the necessary information, consider it as a red flag.
Search For An Alignment Between Your Needs And Their Service
Narrow down your search by finding alignment between your needs and their services. Research diligently about the sources they have, the services they provide, and the relationships they have built with huge names in the wedding industry.
You would not want to hire a wedding planner who doesn’t deal with destination weddings while you are planning for one.
Prepare For Ther First Meeting
Visit your wedding planner’s office in person and openly discuss your expectations for the wedding. The kind of theme, idea, and decorations you are expecting on your big day should be put in clear words to avoid any kind of misunderstanding once the wedding preparations have started. Voice your ideas – be it about the selection of color and style, wedding decor items, or wedding bands for hire. Once you tell them what you need, ask for their inputs about the same.
Reliable wedding planners provide useful insights and help turn dreams into a beautiful reality. They also listen to your wedding requirements carefully and hone them to make your wedding truly memorable and unique.
Get To Know Them Better
It is important to know your wedding planner well before starting off with the wedding planning. So try different activities to bond with them.
Bring some magazine cut-outs, posters, inspiration boards with yourself for a reference, and give a clear picture to the wedding planners regarding your dream wedding decor and arrangements.
Furthermore, ask them a few important questions, like:
- How long have you been in the wedding industry?
- What kind of wedding supplies will you use?
- How many people will help you with the project?
- What, according to you, are the best wedding bands?
Trust Their Services
Now that you have finalized your wedding planner, stay calm, and let them do their work. Don’t overburden them with constant scrutiny. However, politely ensure that everything is happening on time.
When you instill trust in their services, they will work hard to give you the best wedding experience you deserve.
These are some of the important things to consider when looking for a reliable wedding planner. Whether you want to have a grand wedding or a small one with close family and friends, hiring a wedding planner is a must.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.