Planning a wedding can be a fun but very overwhelming task, therefore many brides decide to hire a wedding planner to help with all their wedding planning needs. If you’ve never hired a wedding planner before, you may not even know where to start, so today we are sharing tips and tricks for hiring a wedding planner.
Ask for Recommendations
Asking around for referrals and recommendations for wedding planners is a great place to start. You can’t beat first hand feedback on a friend’s experience with a wedding planner. If the had a super positive experience, it’s likely you will too.
Do the Research
After you get referrals, start doing the research. Check the wedding planners’ social media and websites to get a better idea of what kinds of services they offer, what their packages are, what their rates are, and their contact information. Did something catch your eye that you love? If you like what you see, reach out to set up an consultation.
Decide on the Wedding Theme
Before meeting with the wedding planner, have a good idea of what your wedding theme and/or colors are. This will help save you time during your first meeting. Need help with this task? You might try our favorite wedding trends for inspiration.
Prepare a List of Questions and Must-Haves
Prior to a consultation with the wedding planner, prepare a list of your questions and your must-haves for your wedding. Being prepared for your meeting will ensure it goes smoothly and that you get all the information you need right up front so you can get to planning. Are there things you have already purchased? Be sure to have a list so you are both on the same page. Make sure you know your budget and schedule when you meet with the wedding planner as well. It’s so important that they can work with both your budget and you and your fiancé’s schedules. Bringing your calendar or day planner with you is a great idea too.
Consult Your Partner
Be sure you communicate with your fiancé throughout this entire process. You want to make sure they are on board with you and your wedding planner and that you all connect and work well with each other. This will ensure much smoother and happier wedding planning.
Take your time when choosing a wedding planner and use our tips and tricks to help you with the process. Ultimately, have fun with it! This is your wedding we’re talking about here! And although we can’t help you plan out your entire wedding, our bridal stylists are super excited to help you find the perfect wedding dress and accessories for your special day. Make an appointment today!