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Choosing A Wedding Planner

It’s easy to become overwhelmed during the planning process. Along with organizing, research and locating the most suitable vendors to meet the budget you have set, it involves negotiating costs, making sure that everything goes according to plan and that the wedding is smooth – all the while making sure that your guests are content and having fun!
To top it all off, this, a lot of us have full-time jobs and trying to manage working with a social life as well as wedding planning, well, something’s going to happen! This is why a wedding planner is able to save the day.

Planning Your Wedding

There are 3 types of wedding planning services that wedding planners usually provide:

Wedding planners are only available for specific jobs, e.g. to assist in the preparation of your catering or the floral arrangements for the wedding
Wedding planners are only needed for the wedding day will ensure everything runs smoothly, so you can enjoy your day and leave it to an experienced professional
The moment that you start planning your wedding, you will be able to assist in every aspect of the wedding

When you’ve decided on the type of service you need aside from your budget, here are the six factors to take into consideration when selecting the wedding planner you want to use:

1. Trust and Personality

It is essential to locate a planner you can instantly connect with. There are occasions where you can send up to 20 emails in one evening to your wedding coordinator with specifics about your wedding and there are also more stressful moments than others when the’Bridezilla’ inside your head could be a factor. That’s why you’ll require an event planner who can remain at peace and listen to your.

It’s also essential to make sure that you can confide in the planner because there are occasions that planning can be challenging. While they may be exceptional in their field but ensuring that your personalities mesh and you are able to trust their expertise 100% is essential.

2. Portfolio

Take an interest in the weddings that your wedding planners previously have planned not just to be inspired for your own wedding as well as to make sure that their style is similar to yours.

The most important things to remember include:

Are weddings simple occasions or are they extravagant and lavish?
If you’d like your wedding’s theme to focus on flowers and colors, check what the planner has created similar themes before and, if yes, to what size?
Are they specialized in a particular kind of wedding?
Are they aware of the location of the wedding?
Do they have suppliers that they are currently working with? If yes, will the wedding coordinator be in a position negotiate a price reduction for your wedding?
What kind of weddings do they typically handle?

Wedding planners make sure that every aspect of your wedding is spectacular however, they all have specific skills brings to the table. Whether it’s the aesthetics of your wedding or food. You must make sure that the wedding is in line with the style you want.

3. Communication

Communication is a crucial aspect of organizing the wedding of your dream. This is why you should consider the time it takes between when you email or call the planner, and the time they reply to you. Is the planner overloaded? Does the planner take too long to get back with their customers? The planner should keep you updated on the plans and making sure that you know when to expect a response can help reduce the anxiety.

4. Pricing Structure

Every wedding is unique and the fact that you’re only looking for a planner to handle specific tasks on the day of the wedding or even if you’d prefer the planner to accompany at the beginning of your wedding willobviously have an impact on the cost. The pricing structure may be one among the following

A flat cost
A base price plus additional charges based on the vendors and their requirements.
A rate per hour

If the planner is charging the flat fee then find out what is included in this. Also, discover whether there’s any payment plan and what the billing process is. It’s important to discuss upfront to the planner in relation to budgeting to make sure everyone is satisfied.

5. Other Weddings

Make sure you know how many weddings other than yours that the wedding planner is planning in addition to whether there are any weddings that they’re planning which will take place in the same month that your wedding. If the planner is part of a major wedding planning firm the company may have another wedding plannedand will have a huge team of people to collaborate with. If they are an independent wedding planner It is ideal if they were solely focused at your wedding.

You want your wedding planner to be dedicated to your wedding , so that ceremony and planning are smooth.

6. References

Be sure to obtain some references to recent weddings the wedding planner has planned. It’s essential to contact and ask how the clients are planning their weddings and how their wedding day were handled. When the planner doesn’t offer the names of their clients, it’s an indicator of red flags and you should not to collaborate with them. This can also be a factor in building trust with your wedding planner, and gives peace of peace of.