How to Vet Your Wedding Planner

Questions You Must Ask!

Wedding PlannerAre you overwhelmed with wedding plans? Taking on the responsibility of planning a major life event is not an easy task. When you already have responsibilities with work, family, and your personal life weighing down on you, it can become impossible to do on your own. For this reason, wedding planners have become all the more common. Even the busiest of brides and grooms can now plan a spectacular event with the help of a professional. But before you hand over the planning of your big day to a stranger, make sure that you are hiring the right person. There should be a huge level or trust between you and the person whom you choose to plan your wedding. Here are some must ask questions that every bride or groom should ask their potential wedding planner.

Is My Date Available?

The very first question that you should ask your potential wedding planner is whether or not they have the room in their schedule to plan a wedding on your chosen date. Naturally, every event planner wants to book as many events as possible to generate business. It’s up to you to guarantee that he/she is available on your chosen date. You should also ask your potential wedding planner if he/she has any other commitments near your wedding date that might cause conflicts. For example, it would be unwise to book a wedding planner knowing that he/she will be traveling right before your wedding. Unexpected delays could prevent him/her from returning home in time for your event, and that could spell disaster. Make sure that your wedding planner has the time and ability to fully commit to you.

What is a Problem That You’ve Had to Overcome?

We all want our weddings to be absolutely perfect. However, in the real world that is rarely the case. As the bride or groom, you should be prepared for problems to come up. You should also make sure that your wedding planner will be prepared for any problems that may arise before or during the ceremony. It’s a good idea to ask your wedding planner what the biggest problem he/she has come across in the course of his/her career and how that problem was handled. This will give you an idea of how your wedding planner handles conflict, as well as how prepared he/she is for potential complications.

How Much Experience Do You Have?

In addition to asking your wedding planner questions about how he/she has handled pervious problems and complications, you also need to have a basic understanding of his/her experience. Ask how many weddings he/she has planned in the past. The more experience he/she has, the better your experience will be. You should also ask questions about the average size of the event that your potential planner plans, as well as the average venue. For example, a wedding planner who primarily plans indoor events may not be the best choice for an outdoor venue. Make sure your questions are tailored to finding out if the planner you want to hire has the experience to match your wants and needs.

Prepare to Answer Some Questions As Well

When meeting with a potential wedding planner for the first time, you need to have a list of questions ready to ensure that the planner is an experienced and trustworthy match for you. However, keep in mind that you will also need to be prepared for questions that a planner might ask of you. A good wedding planner will want to know how many people you are planning on inviting, what kind of budget you and your future spouse of laid out for the event, potential venues that you have in mind, and lastly, he/she will want to have insight into your personal style and tastes. Make sure that you are prepared to answer some questions as well. Lastly, before you hire a wedding planner, make sure that he/or she is someone you get along with and think will be a valuable asset to your wedding.




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