Not only can a wedding planner help with important tasks and details, they can also save you money while reducing stress throughout the planning process. With the recent increase in virtual weddings due to Covid-19, a virtual wedding planner may be just what you need to take some of the bigger details off your plate so you can focus on smaller, less daunting tasks. Here are some things to keep in mind before you hire a virtual wedding planner.
Know Your Budget
Like most parts of your wedding, you’ll want to have a general budget in mind when searching for the perfect virtual planner. While it may seem like you’re saving money by not hiring a wedding planner, they can often help you cut costs with details such as vendors, catering, venues and more.
Share Wedding Details
When researching potential virtual wedding planners, don’t be afraid to share as many details as possible of what you imagine for your dream wedding day. This can help both you and them decide if you’ll be a good fit and some wedding planners may have connections with vendors or venues that would fit your ideas perfectly.
Check Their References
Similar to other jobs, take some time to call up a few of their references to get a better idea of their planning process. Be sure to have a list of questions ready before so you’re prepared as well. Here are a few we recommend: Were they able to stick to your budget? Did the wedding follow the style/theme you wanted? How was their response time to emails and calls? How did they handle any mishaps?
Trust Their Creativity
Once you’ve compared wedding planners and sealed the deal with your favorite, it’s generally a good idea to trust their creativity and insight. While they should definitely help plan your ideal wedding day, it’s okay to give them a little wiggle room so they can work their magic with their connections to make your day truly unforgettable.
While we don’t know exactly what the future holds for wedding ceremonies, many couples are hosting their own virtual weddings for family and friends. Read through some of our best tips for planning a virtual wedding and how to get creative with your big day. Did you know that you can start your wedding dress shopping virtually as well? Contact us today so we can help you get started to find the wedding gown of your dreams.