All You Need To Know About Booking A Wedding Planner
You have decided to move forward with your partner, take that big step, and arrange a wedding. You have found yourself a perfect match, someone you want to spend your entire life with. As you turn your focus to planning one of the most important days of your life, you decide you want to nurture it, be tender with it, and be perfect with it.
Book a Perfect Wedding Planner
If you spent 4 years making sure your partner was perfect for you, you can spend 40 minutes to ensure that your wedding planner is perfect for your wedding. Here are some questions for you to nail that first interview with your wedding planner. Remember, you are hiring, and your company deserves the best.
Your wedding planner handles your entire wedding. He or she must be aware of all the aspects that you want your ideal wedding to possess, and know the way to tackle it. Hence, there are several scenarios that you need to pose to your potential wedding planner in order to gauge their compatibility with the vision in your head.
Cue the questionnaire!
“Are you available on the date of the wedding?”
You have decided the date of your wedding, and you would like to know right off the bat, if your potential planner is available.
“How many weddings have you planned before?”
While you do not have to go for seasoned coordinators, it is always good to know the amount of experiences your potential coordinator has had. While you are at it, also question the most vivid types of wedding he or she has planned, so that you know the quality of wedding experiences he or she has had. Quality over quantity!
“Are you available exclusively?”
Sometimes wedding planners take on multiple couples’ weddings at once. You might want an exclusivity clause included in the contract
“What part will I play in the planning of the entire wedding?”
Know the dynamic!
“XYZ is my budget.”
Money is a sensitive topic for everyone involved, and it is the controller of all proceedings. Before your wedding planner gets above his or her station, you need to be clear about your budget.
“How early can I have the contract?”
Even if you did like the planner in front of you, you need to be sure about the contract. Go through it once, go through it twice, because it is important to be completely aware of the agreements and disagreements between you and the coordinator. Take a copy home, go through it properly.
“Is it okay if I use my own services for the wedding?”
Some planners have their caterers and bands already listed under their service, and they may not entertain vendors according to you. However, the services they have under them should be under your budget.
“What details of the wedding planning will you not be handling?”
It is important to know how the duties are split. For example, you may want some duties at your wedding to be managed by the coordinator, but they may not be authorized to handle said fields. Be clear about the jobs that you want done.
“What are the conditions with respect to traveling?”
You might be planning a destination wedding, and that might require your planner to fly out to your location to be there, on-hand. But every planner has their own rates according to the distance, hotel fee. Make this one of the first questions, if you do have a destination wedding in mind.
“What is the best way to get in touch with you during the planning?”
You want to know how to reach your planner the quickest, in case of an emergency or otherwise. It might be text, or call, or even email, if your wedding planner is way too professional. Have all the right contacts. Not just of the wedding planner, but his or her subordinates too!
Along with these questions, you must note that your wedding planner should be asking you a lot of questions! You should feel like they are willing to understand the environment of your wedding and the vision in your head. They should seem eager about their job, and both you and your fiancé should agree with the vibes exulted by the wedding coordinator.
This is all a process! If you feel like you just are not able to find a professional wedding planner, you might want to enlist a relative, or a close one to take over your wedding planning. You have to, of course, keep professional aspects like contracts and budget in place, but you might prefer that personal touch as opposed to a rather strict and professional establishment.
Take it all in as you embark on your quest to find your perfect planning match.
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