You’ve told your family and friends, you’ve shown off your beautiful ring, Now what?
Planning a wedding can be a huge task and like so many of us, you might be time poor and wondering how on earth your going to manage it all. A wedding planner can help you design your dream wedding..or not! so how do you pick one that is right for you?
Decide what you want from your planner
Some planners Do day-of coordination while others will work with you from beginning to end. Once you’ve decided on what you’re looking for in your planner, it will help narrow down a list of planners to choose from.
Do your research
Wedding planners are normally versatile, but you may want someone who is creative, and thinks outside the box, or perhaps you want something very traditional. Whatever vision you have for your wedding, choose someone who understands your vision and experience creating it.
Contact a few
Call a your top picks to ask questions and get more details about who they are and what their services include and if your wedding date is available. The more information you can provide, the more information you will get back. If you like what your hearing and feel a connection over the phone, then set up an appointment with the ones you feel suit you best.
Prepare for your meetings
Take along images, ideas and any suppliers that appeal to you. Ensure you articulate you vision and gage how the planner responds. A great planner should be able to take what you want and turn it into an amazing and unique event. During this meeting ask plenty of questions about the planner to get a sense of who they are and what they can do for you. If you’re going to be working closely with them over the next few months,you need to find someone you can connect with.
Call the references and stalk them on social media to see a broad range of reviews. You need to find out the truth about what they have done in the past, and how they treated their clients. At the end of the day, you’re contracting someone to plan your special day. Ask questions like “How well did they interpret your ideas?” , “Did they have good supplier recommendations?” and “What did your planner take care of for you exactly?”
Make your choice
After your meetings compare pricing, impressions and notes before making your decision. You will probably just know who is right for you as they will share in the same ideas, creativity and vision that you and your fiancé have. Follow your gut instinct and sign the contact so that you can start to work on the process together