Everyone seems to have a wedding planner for their big day, but how do you know what to look for in a wedding planner? How do you find a wedding planner that will plan your perfect wedding? When you interview prospective wedding planners here are five key topics you should discuss with each prospective wedding planner.
5) Experience. A wedding planner with a lot of experience is what everyone wants; however, someone with a lot of experience may have outdated or old-fashioned ideas. So make sure if you are interested in a wedding planner with 30 years experience that they are capable of putting together a wedding that does not involve themes from the 1980s. However, you also do not want a wedding planner that has no experience and just received a certification. Lastly, choose a wedding planner that has experience planning the type of wedding you want. For example, if you are planning a Jewish or Mexican-American wedding then choose a wedding planner who has experience in that area.
4) Time. You want a wedding planner that will spend enough time with you so that you feel comfortable with the vision of your wedding. Remember to ask your wedding planner if you can have unlimited e-mail correspondence and or text messages with him/her. Some wedding planners will only allow you a limited number of times to call and or e-mail them. I find this to be a huge disservice because the wedding planner is limiting the communication you can have with them. Communication with your wedding planner is so important in order to make sure your day is planned as you want. If you want your wedding planner to attend your dress fittings or vendor meetings, make sure you discuss this ahead of time because some wedding planners do not have time to attend these events. Also, you do not want a wedding planner that is so busy planning other people’s weddings that he/she does not have time to plan your wedding.
3) Small details. It is important to pick a wedding planner that will take care of all the small details on your wedding day. For example, make sure your wedding planner will take care of storing the top layer of your wedding cake, store or transfer your wedding gifts, ensure that all vendors arrive to the wedding on time, ensure final payments to vendors, ensure that the photographer, band or DJ, videographer have food sometime during the wedding and have a plan to handle any unruly guests. The list of small details goes on and on so it is important that your wedding planner will take care of these details herself or delegate these tasks to someone else so you do not have to worry about them.
2) Contract. When you are interviewing potential wedding planners make sure to carefully read over the contract. The contract may have hidden fees or clauses that you were not aware of and may not want. Also, make sure the contract includes a clause in there discussing what is to happen in the event your wedding planner has an emergency and cannot be at your wedding.
1) Most importantly choose someone that fits your personality . If you have a Type A personality then do not choose a wedding planner who is laid back and nonchalant. Or if you are a really creative person that thinks outside the box then a wedding planner that has outside the norm ideas will work best for you. Your wedding planner should work well with you and be a great asset to your wedding planning process.
On the most important day of your life you want a wedding planner that will take care of all the small details and make your wedding day stress free.