A wedding planner is someone who takes the wedding stress away but hiring a wedding planner can be a stressful job of its own. With so many wedding planners in the market, how can you decide which one would ruin your wedding and which one would make it spectacular? Here are some of the things you should keep in mind before hiring a wedding planner:
- See how compatible the wedding planner is with your personality and your style but also keep in mind how experienced they are. You don’t want someone who is not on the same page as you about things but no ‘Yes mam’ person either.
- Narrow down the list and find one that fits your style: Do your homework beforehand. Look at potential wedding planners, see their style and their previous works. Check according to your budget. Read online reviews and check wedding blogs to make a list of wedding planners. Then cross-check all of them and talk to them to finally make a decision about whom to hire.
- Ask, Ask and keep asking: The important thing is establishing a smooth flow of communication at an early stage. So before hiring a wedding planner, ask them all sorts of questions about the services they provide, what would they be charging, what help they would need from you and any other question that comes to your mind. The better way to do this is to prepare a list of questions beforehand that you can run by with all the potential wedding planners on your list, so you can choose which one you like better.
- Understand their services: See what budget they have usually worked on. Don’t give a low-budget job to a high budget planner. Check their portfolio and see if they have a long experience in just one kind of work or have they experimented with different styles with different weddings. Then decide if you want to hire a more efficient planner or someone unique and creative.
- Check in with the planners about your wedding date and see which one is available at the time. Share your vision for the wedding early on so they can also get time to make arrangements and nothing happens in a hurry. See how composed the wedding planner looks after you have shared the details and how they communicate with the staff. Coordination is one very important thing in wedding planning.
- See if you want a wedding planner for every arrangement and detail or just to manage some of the things. Then see the budget for those particular services that you want.
Do remember to ask about additional costs, working hours, what time they would be able to communicate with and their familiarity with the wedding venue to be on the safe side. In the end, just ask yourself if you actually need a wedding planner to manage everything. If you do, then leave no stone unturned to find the best one for your wedding.