Wedding Planners are and their services are no longer reserved for only the rich and famous. These individuals are there to make your wedding a very special day, and one absent of problems. You can expect an experienced Wedding Planner to know every aspect of the wedding industry.
Choosing a Wedding Planner is no easy task, so here are the top 10 tips for picking the right one
Tip 1: Word of mouth
Having a friend recommend somebody is the best way to choose your Wedding Planner because they will have experienced the Pro’s and Con’s of the service. However don’t just take their word for it, ask to come to an event and always check the quality of the services provided, from the Food to the Decor. Poor quality doesn’t always mean poor service, but poor quality could leave you unhappy on your big day.
Tip 2: Shop around
Follow your head not your heart, don’t just stick to the first Planner you come across, now matter how charming they might be. Talk to different Wedding Planners, see how they work and what they have to offer. Weigh up the positives and negatives of each one and go from there.
Tip 3: Meet in person
As with any supplier, never confirm your planner over the phone. Your Wedding Planner should invite you to their office/showroom or arrange to meet you at your venue. Always take time out to go and meet your potential Wedding Planner as this will allow you to get a feel for them and not have to commit to anything until you’ve met and gotten to know them
Tip 4: Ask for case studies
Your Wedding Planner should have a host of weddings under their belt so always be sure to ask for a sample of their work. They should have plenty of pictures, videos and testimonials of previous events. Ask them if you can visit them on site at a venue and see how they set up and work.
Tip 5: The “M” word
Money. If they mention or ask for it before they’ve asked you in detail what you require, walk away. Many Wedding Planners offer you a bargain if you leave a deposit immediately; these people are just after your hard earned cash so turn the offer down. A real Wedding Planner will sit down with you, take a detailed brief, explain exactly what they are offering and also offer some advice. This is all before they’ve even asked for a penny.
Tip 6: Contract
Check/ask for a get out clause. This ensures you are not legally tied into anything should the event cancel or you feel unhappy with your Planner and wish to change. This should avoid any formalities down the line and ALWAYS read the small print.
Tip 7: Customer Service
The quality of the customer service you receive from someone you are paying to plan your wedding is paramount. Your calls should be answered, if not then returned as soon as possible. Your emails replied to and they should treat you like their best friend. Your relationship with your wedding planner is key in having the perfect wedding. Make sure they have your best interests at heart. You will know when they check up on you from time to time to ensure everything is running smoothly.
Tip 8: Budget planning
A good Wedding Planner should work with all budgets, however big or small. If they can’t meet your requirements, they should recommend someone who can. Your Planner should have lots of contacts and should be able to find you the service you require without breaking the bank.
Tip 9: Effort
Your Wedding Planner must take maximum effort in ensuring you a stress free journey leading up to the big day. They must find suitable products/services you want for your wedding whether this means supplying it or sourcing it and they should be able to provide you with information from A-Z when needed. You’re the client so it’s up to them to ensure that you know exactly what is going on with your wedding and take responsibility to ensure you have acknowledged what they’ve done on a day to day basis.
Tip 10: Think outside the box
When getting married you will obviously have loads of ideas, some will work and some wont. Your Wedding Planner should have a whole bunch of alternatives up their sleeve should something you want be above budget or impossible to do. They should be able to think outside the box and suggest different ideas on the spot.
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