HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST WEDDING PLANNER?
A good wedding planner will help you plan a memorable and well-organized wedding. How can couples choose the right wedding planner? Here are some tips to help you make the right choice.
Word-of-mouth is often best
Ask your married friends for recommendations. This is ideal as your friends have “tried and proven” the service. Online research is also possible for wedding planners. Take the time to read all reviews. Visit the website of your wedding planner. A list of testimonials from clients would be a great addition to their website. Follow them on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Also, check out their blog. This will give you a better understanding of their personality and whether or not they live up to their reviews and recommendations.
Take a look at their portfolio
Take a look at their portfolio. The portfolio should be prominently displayed on any website they have. You can get an idea of the design style and creativity of the wedding planner by looking through the portfolio.
Ask your planner about any ideas you like and how they were implemented. You will get an idea of how your planner will incorporate that element into the design.
Ask tough questions!
Spend some time with your wedding planner to get to know them better. Make arrangements for a meeting. Make a rough estimate of your wedding date, guest count, and budget, and then see what they can offer you in terms of pricing, ideas, and services. To help them understand you and your vision, it is important to be open to sharing about yourself.
Ask for a list from the vendor coordinator. Good wedding planners will recommend vendors who offer quality services at a reasonable price. After the meeting, do some research about the vendors. You should get positive reviews about the vendors and they should offer competitive prices.
Feel the compatibility
The meeting should be treated as a first date. The wedding planner should make you feel at ease. You will spend a lot of time together throughout the planning process and on the day. Talk to the planner about their passions, why they started their company, and what some of their most memorable moments. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! This will allow you to get a better understanding of their personality, character, and experiences. This will allow you to see if they are compatible with your personality.
Go with your GUT
Listen to your gut feeling if all else fails. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t proceed. You should feel that the wedding planner has understood your vision and how you see it. It is important to feel like you are getting along with a friend, not just a service provider. You should end the day feeling comfortable and happy with your wedding planner.