Choosing a Wedding Planner

There is a common adage that goes ‘Where there is love, there is life…’ There is no better way of celebrating love than sealing it with vows on a wedding day in front of families and friends. However, planning for a wedding can be overwhelming; without a proper plan, things can go terribly wrong and ruin the wedding. That is why it is important to involve a wedding planner to take up some of the responsibilities. Some of the tips on choosing a wedding planner include:

Know What You Want

A wedding planner should not call the shots when it comes to visualizing how the wedding will look. Their role should be to understand what you want and advise you on how best to achieve it. You should always discuss with your partner the kind of wedding you want, how many people will be attending, the themes, and such basics so that you can give proper guidance to the planner.

Discuss The Budget

One of the most sensitive areas when it comes to planning a wedding is knowing how much you plan to spend. Your planner should be part of your total budget so you should discuss how much they charge. A question that you should pose to them is whether they have bonuses or welcome offers? and, if yes, how much it is.

Meet Face to Face

In the virtual world, it can be tempting to opt for a meeting via social media, but for a wedding planner, it is better to meet face to face and create a rapport before you get into an agreement on what is expected of you. It is always advisable to hire a wedding planner who lives not so far from where your wedding will be or where you stay.

Ask for Recommendations

Knowing who the best planner is can be a bit challenging so sometimes it is best to work with recommendations of people who have had successful weddings. If you know someone who used a planner, feel free to reach out and ask for contacts.

Always Sign a Contract

There have been many nasty stories of people who hired wedding planners but did not bother to get a written contract and the results were disastrous. To avoid inconveniences, get a contract that stipulates what the planner will do, payment methods (whether in full or downpayment) and details such as what happens when there is a breach of contract.

Ask Questions

Do not be afraid of asking questions and seeking clarifications from the planner when needed. Always ensure you are on the same page and that both of you have reached an understanding before you start working together. Do not feel intimidated to an extent where you cannot express yourself.

Do Research

The rule before hiring a wedding planner is doing research on their previous works. Ask for their portfolios, resumes, and evidence of previous works for you to know the kind of services to expect so that you can know if they are the best fit for you.

Generally, you should consider a wedding planner as someone who is stepping in to make work easier so that you and your future spouse can spend less time worrying about creating a perfect wedding. The wedding planner should therefore be always at your service and be ready to provide guidance based on their experience.