Hiring a wedding planner may just be the best decision you could ever make for your wedding. With the right wedding planner, you could have the wedding of your dreams without having to stress about it one bit.
So, how do you find the perfect wedding planner? Here are some tips for you.
Tip #1: Utilize your best source of recommendations
Family and friends who have used wedding planners before are the best people to ask suggestions and recommendations from. If you’ve ever been to a wedding that you particularly liked, you can ask them who their wedding planner was and get contact details from them as well.
Tip #2: Meet them in person
This should be a non-negotiable step when looking for the perfect wedding planner to hire for your wedding. Only upon meeting them will you get a good feel of how they work, how they deal with people, and how they treat their clients. Of course, a lot of them will be putting their best foot forward when they meet up with you which is why it’s important to listen to your senses and trust your gut feeling as well.
Tip #3: Find someone you’d be comfortable working with
This is the reason why it’s better to look for the perfect wedding planner for you rather than the best in the industry. A lot of wedding planners have an impressive reputation, but that doesn’t always mean you’ll be comfortable working alongside them for the wedding of your dreams. Go for someone you’re comfortable sharing that crazy, ambitious dream with instead of just someone you know has done some really extravagant ones.
Tip #4: Schedule an interview and come prepared
Just meeting them and talking to them is not enough. You should schedule an interview with your wedding planner and come prepared with questions about things you want to know. If you have a particular vision in mind, show them pictures and ask them if they can do it or if they’ve done something similar before.
Tip #5: Don’t limit yourself to just a few people
The term “collect and select” is something you’d usually hear about in the realm of dating, but it can also apply to the current job at hand that is finding your perfect wedding planner. Don’t limit yourself to setting up interviews with just a few people. Talk to as many wedding planners as you can get a hold of, take notes, and then pick which one you think is the best fit for your wedding.
I hope these tips help you land the perfect wedding planner!