There are so many talented wedding planners and coordinators for you to choose from. How do you find the right one for your wedding? Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself about a wedding planner you're considering.
Are they passionate about your style?
Don't be instantly discouraged if you are trying to plan a modern wedding and all this wedding planner has in their portfolio is vintage. In some areas certain types of events dominate the trend landscape. Just because they have more vintage wedding experience doesn't mean they aren't in love with your preferred type of wedding or your vision. During your introductory meeting, tell them about what you want for your wedding's theme and evaluate from there whether they seem attentive, interested, and excited about what they can offer.
Do they have a package priced for your budget?
Of course, if you can't make it work, they aren't the planner for you. Most wedding planners offer a wide range of packages and services, but understand that you will get what you pay for. You can't hire someone to be a day-of coordinator, but expect to receive full planning services. The right planner for you will offer the services you need at a price you can afford.
When you meet with them, do you enjoy their personality?
Especially if you are hiring a full-service planner, you will be spending a lot of time with this person. If you find yourself annoyed with them during the first few minutes of the consultation, it's probably best to move along. While this person doesn't have to be your BFF, they will be someone you rely on at your most stressful. You should like them, or at the very least, really respect them.
Do they have the right set of skills or experience to manage your event?
Perhaps you are considering a planner or coordinator new to the industry. Just because they don't have a wide portfolio doesn't mean they aren't up to the task of planning your event. Look for people with backgrounds that utilize multitasking and communication skills. Your wedding planner's main job is organizing the nuts and bolts of your event and implementing your vision in the best way possible. Creativity is a really important quality but shouldn't be valued higher than the person's ability to be adaptable and make things happen.
Are you compatible in how you communicate?
If you prefer a quick response to texts or emails and it takes over a day for them to reply, this might not work out. Outline how you both prefer to receive and give communication up front. If it seems like it will be a challenge, move on to someone who might suit you better.
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